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Musee du quai Branly

37, Quai Branly, 75007 Paris, France (Passy)
+33 1 56 61 70 00
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Ranked #44 of 788 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Located close to the Eiffel Tower, the musée du quai Branly exhibits 3 500 works of art from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania. This important... more » Owner description: Located close to the Eiffel Tower, the musée du quai Branly exhibits 3 500 works of art from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania. This important collection makes the musée du quai Branly an unmissable place for discovering the art culture of the non-European world. The museum’s original and imposing architecture designed by Jean Nouvel and its wild garden created by the landscaper Gilles Clément combine to make it a pleasant and unique place. The museum is the fourth largest museum in Paris. « less
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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

I wanted to see the Branly for its strange architecture which gives a new definition to the hanging gardens. Turns out is also a very interesting museum, and I am really not a big ethnographic fan. But it has an amazing collection and also a great kids program. At least that's what i deduce from all the kids wandering around... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The museum building is new and exciting, from the living green wall along the Seine side to the open concept galleries on the upper floor. The displays cover almost all world regions outside Europe, and are particularly strong in their coverage of the Pacific islands and Africa. The quality of the artifacts is exceptional, and the design and lighting of... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful 2 hours. The layout is great so, with the exception of the current Mayas exhibit, you never feel crowded. Enjoyed watching how engrossed the children were. The low lighting keeps voices low..

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you have any interest at all in "primitive" art, this museum is an absolute must. Their permanent collections of African, Oceanic and other ethnic art is the best I've ever seen. It is beautifully displayed in a purpose built modern building on the Seine near the Eiffel tower. Be sure to see the 5 story vertical garden on the... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A wonderful collection of primitive art and objects housed in am amazing modern building. After a visit to one of their special exhibitions (on tattoes and tattooing - fascinating), we explored the African section before having a simple but delicious lunch in their cafe. This museum merits several visits. Far too much to see in one day.

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is a museum that I suspect is visited mostly by locals. It is the primitive art museum. Every article in the museum is top of the line--fabrics, carvings, masks. They also have tremendous special exhibitions--three when I was there. The building is an amazing piece of modern architecture, as is the garden. Go here rather than to the Louvre

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

building with strange and not so pleasant lay-out, beautiful and peaceful garden, ugly inner walls, good collection, nothing more, nothing less. Took us about 3 hours, without a special, very good exhibition about tatoes

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Musee du quai Branly, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, is not what many tourists think of when Paris museums comes up: No Impressionists, no Rodin, no Picasso. What it does contain is a remarkable collection of artifacts from cultures across the globe, presented in a spectacular building. One exhibit after another of carvings, fabrics and other artifacts caused... More

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glos
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We went on the 4th September, there were no queues at all, they had only been early in that week due to last minute rush before children going back to school. We really enjoyed the tattoo exhibition, the information is all in french, it's a good idea to get the info either download before you go there is both android... More

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Branly is one of my favourite museums. The exhibits are vast and you need more than one afternoon to view the permanent collections. The Pacific and Southeast Asian and Asian sections are full of textiles, wood carvings, jewellery, and so forth. The lighting is dim so it can be a challenge to read the information provided. There are several... More

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