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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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The Quai Branly Museum, Paris - go for the culture stay for the garden design

I have as some would see it a strange fascination for tribal and ethnic art. Not to everyones taste I agree and certainly my family and friends don't really 'get-it' but there we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I have as some would see it a strange fascination for tribal and ethnic art. Not to everyones taste I agree and certainly my family and friends don't really 'get-it' but there we are - I do and when I found myself in Paris with the family in Paris for 3 days in 41 degrees of heat and we has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

It's almost worth going just for the architecture. Once you get to the collections of cultural artefacts from non-western civilisations it's a kind of mind-expanding experience. I had my concept of what it means to be human severely stretched - in a good way! It was irritating that my Paris Museums Pass did not entitle me to see the special... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

i had time to kill before my dinner cruise and decided to spend some time here. It's interesting to see the artifacts (clothing, jewelry, eating utensils, etc) from around the world. You could see what the different class of people wore that reflected status and wealth.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We were disappointed in our visit to Musee du quai Branly, but it might be because much of the museum was closed for renovation. There was certainly a large collection of very old relics, but we are not greatly interested in the things we were able to see (primarily first floor). I can see where some might truly enjoy what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

First visit to this museum. A wonderfully-designed space with extensive collections of art from Africa, South America, Oceana, etc. Saw an exhibit on tattoos which was fascinating, if a little gross with samples of human skin etc. Not really my cup of tea but a fascinating collection for anthropology bugs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This museum, just a 5 minute walk from the Eiffel Tower, houses one of the best if not the best collection of Asian, African and Oceanic art. You will be amazed and at times overwhelmed by the vast collections in this museum. It is worth a visit. It is covered by the museum pass and it is not crowded with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We really came to the museum to discover how our beautiful country of Australia was showcased. On the day of our visit it was the first Sunday of the month and so it was free to enter, it was exciting to hear so many French people visiting this museum, coming from Australia we are exposed to indigenous art from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Don't miss this fascinating museum if you like ethnic arts. It opened in 2006 so not visited by multitudes. Well organized and excellently presented artifacts from all over the world. Had many unusual pieces on display. Spent about 2 hours on day of arrival in France so too tired to spend longer, though would have liked to. Next time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This museum was a total surprise! I didn't know it existed and glad that it does. It has some of the most unusual tribal artifacts, and so many examples of top quality objects from all over the world. Lucky to get off the wrong stop on the subway!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This museum feels more than slightly Victorian. "Look at all my cool stuff!" - it has a few points of brilliance (there's a nice fortune telling multimedia experience, for example) but for the most part it seems to be lacking in any sort of context. We've been debating off and on if the whole museum is racist - the objects... More 

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Address: 37, Quai Branly, 75007 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 56 61 70 00
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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