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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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Stunning!!!! DO NOT MISS!!!!!

If you are at all interested in African art, or non-Western art, you must not miss this!!! Allow as much time as possible - I spent about 4 hours and barely scratched the surface... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

If you are at all interested in African art, or non-Western art, you must not miss this!!! Allow as much time as possible - I spent about 4 hours and barely scratched the surface of what is on view - and a phenomenal what is on view!!!!! I was totally over-awed. They have done a fabulous job presenting the work,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I LOVE the collections in this museum, as well as the exterior of the museum. The interior of the museum, however, is dark and annoying. I forget how annoying I find it until I return each time. You enter and walk up an inexplicably long circular ramp, which does have a very clever river of moving words flowing down it,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Jacque Chirac is fascinated by primitive arts so he got his own museum, as seemingly all French presidents do. So Musée du quai Branly is about primitive arts from mostly Oceania, Africa and Latin America. I'm not a great fan of it, but worth a try...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This place is seeming out of the way, yet it is right next to the Eiffel Tower - but people are running so quickly to the to the Eiffel Tower that they walk right by and don't notice. On the upside, it is not crowded. The "traditional" art at many Paris museums is magical - but is fantastic to see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Lots of interesting artefacts. Limited English on some of the displays, so it may be worth getting the audio guide. It was free for us to get in, so we were very happy with our visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This exhibit was very interesting. Even though they limit the number that goes through at any one time, there were still too many people to make it comfortable. The museum is beautiful and amazing. One gets lost in time and space. I go there every time I'm in Paris.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Real nice exhibit, Nice modern architecture of the museum, Currently a nice tattoo special exhibit. Free for EU students under 25 years, and cheap admission price compared to other Paris museums

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We've travelled to Paris many times, but never visited this unique and unusual museum. It's near the Eiffel Tower and easy to find. With Eurostar 241 offers, it only cost 9€ for the two of us. It houses art, sculpture, jewellery, artefacts, etc from Africa, Asia, Oceania and The Americas. The unusual and rare exhibits date from BC to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We first visited the Musee du qui Branly just after it first opened and again recently. Some of the displays we took our grand daughter along to see had changed and we found out later were on loan to other museums. However, there is so much to see that we still thoroughly enjoyed our visit. There is not a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Really enjoyed my trip to the museum. It's set in a lovely garden, which would be great to have a coffee or a drink in; there is a small outdoor cafe, but it was closed when i went, in the evening time. Admission was included on my Paris Museum Pass. There were no queues for admission. The museum itself is... More 

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