This blog is about my travels. At home in New Zealand, in other parts of Oceania, North, Central and South America and in Europe.
The Musée de Cluny is a medieval museum located on the site of an old roman bath house. In Medieval times it was owned by the monks of Cluny who kept it as a hotel.
One of the famous artworks in the Cluny museum are the unicorn tapestries. They are shrouded in mystery, but are believed to have been created around 1500. Five of the tapestries represent the five senses. For the Harry Potter fans - replicas of these tapestries appear in the Hogwarts common room in the Harry Potter films.
Most of the other art works were religious, gilded altarpieces or bejeweled bibles owned by monasteries. Some of the art works were for the nobility and these are the ones that contain scenes of courtly romances.
Down a flight of stairs to the lower floor are the remains of the roman baths. It was built in around 300AD, and the 1,700 year old ruins are of a massive underground complex. They had hot, warm and cold water baths, and an attached gym.
It was obviously a popular spot, one of the roman emperors, Julian the Apostate is believed to have been crowned here in 380AD.
I am a traveller from New Zealand. My blog is to inform friends and family about my adventures. I hope you enjoy it!