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Musee du quai Branly

Address: 37, Quai Branly, 75007 Paris, France (Passy)
Phone Number: +33 1 56 61 70 00
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Ranked #38 of 634 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...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

The place is amazing with thousands of exhibits from various cultures around the world. The exhibits are only 1% of the entire collection, so one will need to keep going to see them all. The building itself is interesting and worth a visit.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I returned to the Musée du Quai Branly after nearly two years in particular to see two of their four temporary exhibits, one on the fascinating Mayan civilization, “Mayas: Révélation d'un temps sans fin” on through 8 February 2015 and the other “Tatouers, Tatoués” (Tattooists, Tattooed) on through 18 October 2015. Mayan art has always really “spoken to me”, I... More 

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Tustin, California
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20 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This museum has quite a bit of artifacts ranging many various cultures. While it is nice to see all of these it is quite dark inside and not really as grand when you are comparing it to some of the other Paris museums.

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New York, NY
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Go off the beaten path and visit the wonderful Musee du Quai Branly in Paris, housing original art from Asia, Africa and the Americas. The design of the museum is striking....from the lovely gardens outside to the easy to follow colored pathways inside taking you on a tour of striking artifacts, art, musical instruments and jewelry. Short film clips heighten... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is a museum where you could spend many peaceful hours wandering through the various galleries of indigenous art collected from around the world. I remember an Australian documentary a few years ago that focused on a number of indigenous artists who were commissioned to do some artworks for the museum and were also invited to go to Paris and... More 

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

Dear LeeMcKerracher, We would like to thank you for sharing your experience about the museum. We hope it will help travelers to prepare their future visits. See you soon, More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Instead of visiting Louvre with its mobs, we went to see Musee du quai Branly. It has amazing collection of Africa, Asia and Americas. I was glad to see there Christian objects from Africa, voodoo cults dolls. Also at that time there was an exhibition dedicated to Tattoo. Perfect museum for travellers who want to see exotic stuff.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It's my 2nd time visiting this museum... and I remembered right away why I wasn't impressed the first time around. The galleries are way too dark which make me squint and be careful where I step along the open floor. Although the layout is quite simple: one single floor divided by continent... I had a hard time moving around and... More 

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

Dear TahitiVAEA, Thank you for your comment. You are right, our museum can be considered as a bit dark. The reason is that we have to protect all our delicate objects. Many of them are made of leather or wood. You can consider the layout as quite simple but the idea is to presents our 3,500 works following a geographical... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I am not a huge museum fan however enjoyed looking around the Branly. Lots of very interesting exhibits and somewhere that you could easily spend hours looking around. Whilst we were there they had a special tattoo exhibit which myself and my partner found to be very interesting and well displayed. The only disappointing thing for me was after walking... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

In a new building with exciting architecture is housed a really extensive and fascinating range of artifacts from the Pacific, Americas & Africa. Everything is beautifully displayed and some exhibits are quite extraordinary. The French are great anthropologists & this museum is a testament to their assiduous collecting. The only problem with this museum is that the collection is so... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We loved this museum once we made it to the main exhibition space. The interior walk up the ramp is a bit much if you've been walking all over Paris, but that's not a big deal, and it is a great building. The art collection is top notch, with even pieces on storage being viewable. They have interesting special exhibits... More 

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