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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 #46 of 750 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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new york
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The building and the grounds are unbelievable...and then you get inside and it just continues. This was the most impressive museum I've seen in a long, long time.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is a pretty cool non-mainstream museum. You get to see the kind of objects european museums hardly ever display. That is great, for it makes you aware of how relatively small your own continent's culture really is when put next to the big picture. It helps you free your mind from your own long-known religion, culture, rituals and decorations.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

One of the best museums we've visited in Paris. The building itself is very quaint - very modern with beautiful gardens. The collection from around the world - Australia and Oceania, West and Central Africa, Asia and both Americas just AMAZING. So many artifacts, sculptures, handicrafts displayed in such spectacular and interesting way. It really stimulates the imagination and curiosity.... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

i had the best time there. i wish i've had more! if you are interested in cultures and architecture this is the place for you. the gardens are nice the exhibition is very interesting and engaging. but for me the thing that made this place so very charming for me is the architecture that really assembles it all to an... More

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karmei'l
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A large display in a unusual museum. A walking in time and remote culture arrange beautifully. Take your time and explore in and out this place.

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

From the River of Words as you enter the display area to the way they display the artifacts. This is a very nice and different museum, very well done. Definitely worth a visit in Paris for non European Artifacts.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The outside is impressive. The inside? One couldn't think of a more counter-intuitive building. For all its vastness, there is very little space; it is dark (there might be reasons for that, but one can't actually read the text next to the displays); and it remains unclear why it has been laid out in this way. It helps to have... More

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MQBgerant, Responsable relations clients at Musee du quai Branly, responded to this review

Dear VeDe18633, Thank you for your comment. You are right our museum can be considered as a bit dark. The reason is that we have to protect all our delicate objects. Many of them are made of leather or wood. We are very sorry of your comment about our staff. We take it into consideration to improve our customer services.... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This newish museum is simply stunning. To reach the main building you weave your way along snaking paths through the beautiful gardens, full of wild planting and private spaces. The museum itself is cleverly designed, blissfully cool, quiet and spacious on a hot summer Saturday. The exhibits are fascinating, beautifully presented in expertly lit glass cases. There are also numerous... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The latest exhibit, Tattoos & Tiki Pop, is a nice change of pace from the permanent collection (which is also impressive) and the crowds around the Eiffel Tower. The museum is modern and the newest exhibition on Tattoo culture was the draw that drew me into the museum. The exhibit was okay. I felt the exhibit could have focussed a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the best buildings of Jean Nouvelle. The collection is very well organised. The contents are categorised according to both location and time. It is a different take on the museum typology. If you like African art, this is the place to go. 2-3 hours would be enough. A must see.

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