Cluny Museum - Table of Contents

Exterior - Cluny Museum
National Museum of the Middle Ages
Paris, France
National Museum of the Middle Ages - Official Website

Photographs taken in February 2012.

Roman bath ruins dating from about 200 AD.

The museum is entered through the cobblestoned Court of Honor (Cour d'Honneur), which is separated from the street by high walls and surrounded on the other three sides by the wings of the Hôtel [townhouse] de Cluny.

Flamboyant Gothic   crocketed  ogee arch with corbel supports  .... Paneled door

Flamboyant Gothic   crocketed  ogee arch

Looking into the Court of Honor

Carved Burgundian grape leaves and grapes at left.
Cf., the Miller Mansion in Buffalo.

Court of Honor (Cour d'Honneur)

Cobblestoned Cour d'Honneur (Court of Honor)

Note leaded glass windows (see next photo below)

Stone window surround.

French flamboyant, "flaming." The name derives from the flame-like windings of its tracery  - see especially the balustrade - and the dramatic lengthening of gables ..... Pinnacles ..... Cartouche

Stone French flamboyant balustrade ..... Gargoyles

Leaded and stained glass window
Court of Honor well-curb and ironworks

Flamboyant Gothic  ogee arch door surround


Photos and their arrangement © 2012 Chuck LaChiusa
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