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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 #42 of 732 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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Seattle, Washington, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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28 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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24 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Can't recommended highly enough for the gorgeous garden (interesting view of the Eiffel tower in contrast with the brilliant museum architecture) and exhibitions of African and Oceanic artifacts. Interior exhibition space itself is a pleasure to roam around with its 'natural-istic' motif. Objects on display are of the highest quality and well presented.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

If you think anthropology is too scientific or just plain boring, this place will change your view. An imaginative display of a wealth of artefacts from the primitive cultures of the world, arranged geographically , with plenty of touch screens providing information. The displays allow you to see the objects from all sides, and there are nice touches, like the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This collection of primitive art is stunning. We were besieged by groups of unruly school children, as we visited it on a week day in May. But the museum itself is a magical space.

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