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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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Incredible Collection of Art

This museum is on the Seine, next to the Eiffel Tower. The best collection of art from indigenous groups around the world, displayed beautifully. This is a fun place that will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This museum is on the Seine, next to the Eiffel Tower. The best collection of art from indigenous groups around the world, displayed beautifully. This is a fun place that will make you smile, no matter what your age. The restaurant on the roof has the best view of the Eiffel tower but only people with reservations can eat there.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This beautiful museum right on the Seine is a huge collections of art and culture exhibits from "indigenous" populations in South America, Africa, and the Pacific. Really fascinating exhibits that will both educate and entertain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Huge collection of African, Americas & Australasian art, masks, statues & other objects of interest. Very well laid out. Especially enjoyed the masks and Australian art collection. The building itself is of a fascinating design.

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Ostrov, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Interesting place for relaxation near the Eiffel Tower definitely worth visiting if you Paris museum card

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Amazing collection of Africa's and pacific islands. Audio guide is definitely handy to know more details. First floor also have temporary exhibitions

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This museum is within easy walking distance of the Eiffel Tower. Take the 69 bus to the Eiffel Tower. If you are at the Eiffel and walk toward the river, take a right before crossing the major street. Walk parallel to the river for only 2-3 blocks and you will be at the museum. The entrance is beyond a living... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Lots of samey exhibits. We went to see the Tattoo Exhibition (and paid extra for this) but were not told that there was a MASSIVE queue for it once inside the museum. As we were on limited time, we were not able to see the exhibition.

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

Dear NismO_UK, Thank you for your comment. We don’t understand why your qualify our exhibitions of “samey”. Indeed, when you visit us in May 2015, there was 2 very different temporary exhibitions : one about Tattoos and one about Ivory Coast sculptors. And our permanent collection highlights African, Asian, Oceanian and American arts and civilizations. It’s true that the Tatoueurs,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I dropped in here because I had some time to kill in the area and had a museum pass, and I loved it, I really wish I'd had more time here. The African masks, that inspired Picasso, are very cool. I also loved the temporary exhibition about tattoos, which featured some amazing photos and Japanese prints (ukiyo-e). This place really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

I have a huge interest in pre-1940 African art. They had cool Benin, Congo and Yoruba stuff. All of the masks and large figures were just astonishing! There was a better African art display here than at the Louvre or at the African art museum in Washington, D.C. The items are in great shale and displayed wonderfully!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

People go to Paris for the Eiffel Tower, Le Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, but honestly leave them all until after you've been here. It's a fascinating museum of 'aboriginal' art and objects from around the world. The building itself is interesting and the collection is really well displayed and explained.

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