The Musée National du Moyen Âge
Thermes de Cluny
 
Saint-Landry Pillar.
From left to right,
Venus, Vulcan and Mars.
Reused in a Late Roman wall
on the Île de la Cité.
Engraving by J.-B. Jollois, 1843.


The frigidarium of the baths. 
In the background, the blocks 
of the Boatmen's Pillar resting 
on stacks of tile. 
Photo: J.-P. Adam. 

Cliché J.-P. Adam.
  Prior to the establishment of the Carnavalet Museum -the museum of the history of Paris-the Museum of the Middle Ages and the Cluny Baths was the logical place to store a great many high-quality archaeological stone blocks. These include a pillar showing three divinities, discovered in the 19th century in reuse on the site of the Hôtel-Dieu public assistance hospital, as well as the famous Boatmen's Pillar, discovered beneath Notre Dame.

For chronological reasons, the classical collections are presented in the former frigidarium of the baths; the rest of the museum is given over to medieval collections.

Adress :
Musée national du Moyen Âge
Thermes et hôtel de Cluny
6, place Paul Painlevé
75005 PARIS

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