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Musee du quai Branly

Address: 37, Quai Branly, 75007 Paris, France (Tour Eiffel / Invalides)
Phone Number: +33 1 56 61 70 00
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Ranked #58 of 1,108 things to do 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
Hours:
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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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful objects to be enjoyed just for their interest and beauty - or you could learn more about them. Once you'd found your way in from the reception desk it was a pleasant, seamless experience in a low-light environment (your eyes soon adjust!) for conservation reasons. Easy ramps connect the levels, one with a 'stream' of lights flowing down it.... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Very modern architecture,which includes a lot of civilizations collections,used to host even a crystal skull,one of 13 crystal skulls from the whole world,somehow appearing in ''Indiana Jones and crystal skull.''

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We visited here by default - it was pouring rain and we were soaked! But there is a free cloakroom which even provided plastic sleeves for umbrellas! This is a new museum and the architecture blends in well with the surroundings. The gardens are modern with interesting lighting. There is a good restaurant - great looking food, although we just... More 

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Paris
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52 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The architecture and the interior design of the building, by Jean Nouvel, is really interesting. A large original garden surrounds the building. All the exhibitions are really interesting. The bookstore, outside the building is not very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

we didn't go in but went there to see the work of Jean Nouvel. great bio-façades, a living building, must see if interested in architecture

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Portugal
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This museum was one of the most awesome surprises i had in Paris. I wasn't even looking for it, but i am so glad i did find it, because out of all the pretty things Paris has to offer this one was actually my favorite (créme brûlée might come second :D, even though i loved everything i saw). This is... More 

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Perth, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This museum covers all the other parts of the world that our Euro-centric museums neglect. Very atmospheric with interesting architecture, entrance and low lighting. Great displays with just the right amount of information and some great film footage of south-east asian, african and southern american cultures. No queues for anything apart from the cafe! Great temporary exhibition about tattooing across... More 

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Brisbane
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The exhibitions in here are very well done. Great lighting and design. Some interesting exhibited items. Main gallery is free when under 26. Their cafe is super expensive.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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London
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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