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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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Great museum in Paris, often overlooked!

We went to the Museé du Quai Branly in December 2014. Pros: Really interesting, well-displayed ethnographic museum. It's packed with info, both in French and English. There are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We went to the Museé du Quai Branly in December 2014. Pros: Really interesting, well-displayed ethnographic museum. It's packed with info, both in French and English. There are plenty of digital screens following the visit route that allow you to dig in the topics you're most interested, hear the songs and watch the rituals you're reading about. Unfortunately, we couldn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

As an anthropologist, the museum's collection was like being in a candy store -- so many delights, of the highest quality, superbly displayed and curated. The building itself stands out in its bold architectural design - strangely sympathetic to the setting along the Seine. We spent 4+ hours, broken up by a short lunch break in the museum cafe.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

walking along the Seine and we saw signs outside this museum, previously unknown to us, about its Mayan exhibit. The long line to enter was very worth it as this was an excellent exhibit of Mayan artifacts and interesting information about the Mayan culture, which is of great interest to our family. We visited late on a Friday afternoon, and... More 

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Petit Bourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The museum itself, designed by Jean Nouvel is amazing, both inside and outside ! The permanent collections are outstanding, and time is flying when enjoying the variety of the pieces. The current exhibition on Maya civilization is nice but too cramped for the number of items presented. Area of improvement: the audio guide could propose a longer list of commented... More 

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Targoviste, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This museum is very different from the others in Paris, but is very special in its way. The exhibitions shows a lot of facts about different Asian cultures and traditions. The location is impressively good (right near the Eiffel Tower on Quai Branly)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We went by as we were interested in the mayan exhibition being advertised. We also had this entry as part of the paris pass so again works out to be good value. Enjoyed our time there however the subject matter of most of their exhibitions (permanent) were not as interesting to us (no fault of the museum, it's personal preferences).... More 

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Belo Horizonte
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Excellent museum, with a formidable permanet exposition. Original at the exterior, where you see a real green (plant) wall. At the inside you can learn about a lot of different culture (america, africa, asia and oceania). I really recommend!!!!! It's near the eiffel tower. About 11 euros the ticket.

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This museum has some stunning pieces from Africa, South America and Asia. They are all well lit in their hermetically sealed glass cases. The exterior of the museum is interesting with Asiatic style gardens with bamboos surmounted by the funky building on stilts. It is, however, very disorienting when you enter the reception area - far too dark to find... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I am an Easter Island nut and sought out this museum for its Polynesian artifacts. Even the ramp going up from the main level has an interesting art piece. You also get a peek inside their storage area as you go up the ramp. The pieces are well lit and easy to examine. This museum definitely enhanced my visit to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Lovely space....has a nice feeling about it....the spaces are well designed and the pieces well displayed...I particularly enjoyed the Australian aboriginal art....easy to get around and not too big....there is a nice cafe outside serving simple meals....very nice

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