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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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Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Not always a big fan of their temporary exhibitions, but the permanent collection is a must

I have no idea how many tourists place the Musee Branly high on their to-see list, but the permanent collection definitely merits a detour. While the temporary exhibits can be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Renee S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have no idea how many tourists place the Musee Branly high on their to-see list, but the permanent collection definitely merits a detour. While the temporary exhibits can be good, I find the breadth and variety of their permanent collection to be nothing short of stunning. The overall design of the museum and the displays of its permanent collection... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A charming museum. Very well designed and has many interesting things to see. There is always special events and expositions there. Check their agenda to find more.

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South Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a first visit here. We attended the special exhibition on the people of the Sepik River region on Papua New Guinea. It was fascinating and rich in both quality and quantity of content. Really appreciated the explanatory boards as the exhibit covered many complex social systems. The permanent collection was also interesting but we did not have the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very interested to see this building and were not disappointed. WE visited on a Saturday evening when the museum is open till 9pm. I was sorry we arrived in the later afternoon when the light was fading but by the time we came out it was dark and the garden lights were on - a lovely experience because... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great architecture to contain one of the best exposed histories of Humanity and Habits. Very fascinating tour through the artifacts of people from a French point of view.

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Rueil-Malmaison, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited a very documented exhibition about the native Indians of the North American Prairie ... Don't think : "Booh, a museum ... Something for teachers !" Think : "Oh, an exhibition !"... like you would like to find just after looking at a wild west movie or by travelling through the real world with big spaces and other cultures... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A large modern museum of world wide native art and artifacts - a special exhibit from New Guinea was on when we came. The place is vast and crammed with masks, costumes, carvings, large and small statues, huge dugout canoes...etc we stayed over 2 hours, a new record for us and barely scratched the surface! Not my interest, but i... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Go for the primitive cultures exhibits. They are beautiful art/artifacts in themselves, but the tour is a safari of its own. Go for the architectural genius of Mr Nouvel; the unusual design, gardens, views. Go for discovery, so many interesting things on many levels... and the top level houses a restaurant of delicious feasts of food and drink, and views... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible collection of native art from all over the world. The collections here are vast, the Meso-American collection was incredible and like nothing I've seen back home. They had a very interesting Inca exhibit during my visit and another detailing the history of tattoos. The museum is very dark and cool, with short corridors leading into rooms with separate exhibits... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

That's what I thought of this museum: lots of objects from different parts of the world except Europe. Masks, totem poles, statues, artifacts big and small... Spent 3 hours there at a leisurely did-not-read-everything pace. Most descriptions in French. Some english here and there.

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