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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 #42 of 786 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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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73 reviews 73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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13 helpful votes 13 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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Paris
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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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