I know that even with PMP, I will need to reserve timed entrance at many museums in Paris, but I can't find any information on whether it's necessary for Cluny. The website is no help. Does anyone know?
I'm so glad you are going to this museum! It's one of my favorites and it had not reopened when I was in Paris in April.
I clicked on the Online Ticket Office button but all it said (in French) is "No events for sale". Because of this I do not think you will need a timed entry for this location. I'd just go. It was never a terribly crowded museum before the reno. The entrance is a bit odd to find...it's on the Rue du Sommerard so if you come up out of the Metro exit you'll have to go walk around to the opposite side of the building/park.
There are no specific entrance times for le Musée Cluny. Admission is 13€, either at the door or from their website.
Thank you both. I'm more excited about this museum than any other. Even better if we can go whenever we want. The timed entrance thing is really stressing me out!
I am also excited to go to this museum. I have heard that the tapestries room remains closed for renovations. Any Idea on when it will reopen?
Renovations have been completed, and the museum is open, even the tapestry room.
Cluny is a town in France, west of Mâcon in Bourgogne -- my old neighborhood. You might want to specify "the Cluny Museum" in your title. I clicked on your question because I was confused why anyone would think they would need a reservation to visit a town with a famous (now destroyed) abbey. That's when I learned you were referring to the museum in Paris.
I hope you will report back after your visit. The Cluny is one of my most favorite museums in Europe.
We did the Cluny Museum today. No reservations required. We used the Paris museum pass provided as part of our BOP tour. It was wonderful. The tapestry room was stunning. Took the #86 bus from the Rue Cler area where our hotel was. Much easier than the # 69 bus- there is a separate stop for the Cluny. Not too crowded and the space was well organized. Be sure to visit the room on the history of the museum. I found it very interesting. Did not realize it is part of the original Roman bath house which is fully intact- with 40 ft high ceilings.
We got the digital PMP. It lists the sites and there is an asterisk beside each site that requires reservations. It was helpful to see them all in one place.
I am also looking forward to the Cluny Museum!
I'm glad to see this post, as I have been checking their online ticketing link for three days now, always with the resulting message "The ticketing platform is under maintenance." We'll be in Paris mid-June, and will check again before we go, but it sounds like we may not need advance tickets after all.
I checked the Cluny site a few weeks ago as we are going soon and there was a chat robot you can ask questions of. It told me you do not need to book in advance, just come and buy a ticket and enter right away.away.
PlannerMom is the info on which museums require advance reservations different from the info on the PMP website? This question is also stressing me out and I’d rather not spend hours researching this if I don’t have to. (Edit) I just realized that on the PMP website it has a short list of the sites that require a timed entry; there are not many.
The museum was just recently renovated, it's lovely. I had no issue getting a ticket without prior reservation on a Saturday, so you should be fine without prior reservation.. I suggest trying the nearby Le Balzar for a lunch or dinner.