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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 735 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I have never been a fan of Asian/African art but this museum changed my views! The architecture is very modern and the location is fantastic - I always like a museum that doesn't look like one. If you're between 18-25, its free! BUT sometimes some temporary collections are excluded from the free pass. Either way, don't bother waiting in line... More

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Frimley, Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This museum is a must for any south-seas, oceanic enthusiast, it holds a wonderful collection of the most amazing pieces from around the globe, this was our second visit and had a chance to see the Tiki Pop exhibition which will be there until September 2014. Just an amazing place, leave plenty of time as there is so much to... More

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Oakland, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This new museum on the banks of the Seine has very up to date exhibits from cultures around the world, many of them interactive, with videos, etc. Don't miss the top floor restaurant, with Eiffel Tower views.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This museum is surprising, unusual and wonderful. Mainly focusing on aboriginal art, you might think to skip it while in Paris. Don't! Escape the crowds and join the Parisians in the know about this place. You are greeted by lush, quiet gardens and two huge living walls. On the inside the main staircase is a modern stunner and the walls,... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I really like that this anthropological museum differentiates itself form other such museums that present their representations of 'foreign and ancient' civilisations as The Other to be gazed at in wonder. This museum, instead of displaying artefacts as colonial conquests is set up as an art gallery. By doing this the cultures represented are not stuck in a specific period... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Being from the U.S. and interested in Native American culture, I have seen many exhibitions over the years. The Branly's, with the cooperation of the Nelson-Atkins in Kansas City, is the best I ever have seen. This exhibition was exceptional in every respect, from the high-quality artifacts included to the fascinating historical review of how Hollywood has portrayed Native Americans.... More

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Ho Ho Kus, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a great place to learn about the ethnography of a lot of the world's cultures, mostly through their art, religious and decorative traditions. The displays are best, of course, when they come from former French colonies, because the collections came from explorers and collectors who went there. One exception was the Western American Indian exhibit, which relied heavily... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It simply express and shows what is different in most of cultures , 3 hours is enough there , you can visit it by Paris museum pass like me . I enjoyed it very much

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Wonderful museum which gives a very good impression of not so well known cultures around the globe. take your time and take a rest in the garden. a great place to rest your feet.

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San Francisco, California
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Love the building and the displays although a bit more light inside would be nice. The staff is very helpful to tourists and lots of children seem to be enjoying the exhibits. We grabbed a bite to eat at the Branly Cafe. The service was very slow, the food only o.k. and priced a bit higher than elsewhere although portions... More

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