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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 #47 of 764 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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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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Paris
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've been 3 times and each time it feels like I must have really missed a lot the last time I was there because I keep finding new things to admire. The special exhibits this time was Tattoos; Tiki Pop; Vietnam propaganda. Unfortunately the line was too long for Tattoos but the others were interesting especially the Tiki Pop. For... More

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Amazing building in a green oasis right next to the river - worth looking at the garden even if you don't want to go right inside. Interesting exhibition of tattoos (but with long queues when we were there), and many fascinating objects. I also love the words streaming down the corridors from a projector. Great fun.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

A very well presented museum that gives some good context to the wonderful artefacts on display, from the beautiful to the bizarre. Unlike some other reviewers, l found the lighting more than adequate and got some very good photos. Overall, the place has really succeeded in showing westerners a glimpse into the other cultures that we can easily forget exist.

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virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This quirky museum is near the Eiffel Tower. If you have a museum pass use it here. Tiki Pop is about all the history behind the nostalgic idea of a Tiki Bar restaurant or rec-room. Lots of items from famous Hawaiian and California restaurants, also Las Vegas. I now understand why my friend has a Tiki Bar hobby--bar at home,... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The unique architecture is by the well-known and highly awarded Jean Nouvel. It's right next to the Seine and the garden offers great views of the Eiffel Tower. Dedicated to non-Western civilisations less represented in art institutions, the museum is a welcome break from the more known crowded ones and the visit is very educational.

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Finding the entrance isn't the easiest thing, incredible given the size of the place but its largely obscured by vegetation. Basically an old fashioned museum in a modern building. Very dark inside and glass is not non- reflective so not that easy to navigate around and see exhibits easily. The temp exhibitions upstairs were brilliant however.

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

Dear Kuepper, Thank you for your comment. We are very proud of our garden. Trees, shrubs and grasses surround the museum with a green space occupying 75% of the ground surface. The undulating ground surface, the mounds, the design of pathways and the layout of water sources – all of these elements work together to create a garden in which... More

new york
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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

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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