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Musee du quai Branly

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Address: 37, Quai Branly, 75007 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 56 61 70 00
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Description: Located close to the Eiffel Tower, the musée du quai Branly exhibits 3 500...
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.
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Check the special exhibition schedule, usually a good one! Interesting architecture and good all around museum--and refreshing after the orsay and louvre.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It was terrific when it was first opened. Last year when we went back, the counter staff were very inexperienced. They tried to be like Palais Tokyo but it is not a modern art place. They knew nothing about the ateliers for kids that day, they asked for at least one adult to accompany one child, then I discovered that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Check the special exhibition schedule, usually a good one! Interesting architecture and good all around museum--and refreshing after the orsay and louvre.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was a quick stop in for us, probably much more to see than we did. We saw lots of wooden tribal carvings, totem pole, tribal pieces from far flung countries. It has a lovely garden to sit in also if you have time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We went to Quai Branly to see an exhibition about tattoos and have found ourselves wandering into an amazing museum. Really well done. Everything in this museum is so well designed, the space, the light, the colors. You walk amid the whole world hoping it will never end.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Musee du quai Branly is intended to present the ethnographic collections previously displayed at the Musée des arts d’Afrique et d’Océanie and the Muse´e de l’Homme in a post-modern format. It attempts this architecturally by not dividing its interior space into cell-like rooms and by providing visitors with a sinuous route through and past the various objects on display. Whether... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I am not a big museum fan though that one is amazing ! first of all there is a quite large garden giving you the opportunity to stroll around. secondly, their exhibits are beautiful and giving the right light to ancient arts from all over the world, remind all that art is a true international mean of communication. I had... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If you are at all aware of what's been going on in art and anthropology these past thirty years, you will know there are many different mistakes you can make in exhibiting 'ethnographic' material. Quai Branly distinguishes itself by making all of them. Too many exhibits, crowded together in a jumble that renders them all but meaningless. Vast typological displays,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

After a very disappointing visit to Versailles, we enjoyed the very beautiful building, almost no queue, the way things are presented and explained, the kids (11 and 14) loved it. A modern way of showing important things.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very interesting visit. Musee du Quai branly was not in our bucket list when we prepared our last trip to Paris but we came for the 2 temporay exhibits : Tatoo & Incas. No regrets at all: unexpected and very complete tatoo world and history and dramatic expo about Inca & Conquistador. Very polite staff especially the locker room one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We visited this museum today for the first time and only went there to see the special Inca exhibit. It was worth it, but then we did a quick walk thru the permanent collections and we will return. The outside looks a little too modern for me, but the inside is a marvelous with great use of space and everything... More 

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