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Musee de la Musique

#129 of 1,068 things to do in Paris
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La Villette
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Address: In the Cite de la Musique | 221 av. Jean-Jaures, 19e, Paris, France
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+33 1 44 84 44 84
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This museum has nearly 1,000 different instruments on display, complete...

This museum has nearly 1,000 different instruments on display, complete with audio commentary.

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A very interesting museum, that's worth the distance from the city center. Although it's a big museum, it's not boring.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jerusalem District, Israel
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Jerusalem District, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting museum, that's worth the distance from the city center. Although it's a big museum, it's not boring.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

If you perform, teach, or have any interest in music, then you should find this museum worth your time. Ancient instruments to Renaissance to Baroque to instruments from all over the world. Included in the modest admission price is the audio guide.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

WOW. What a great place. You can admire the Philharmonie building outside, and then have a great time at this museum. There are displays of instruments from tribal people all the way up to modern times. The audio guide was great. There are short video presentations on each floor. We wandered into an area where a drummer was giving a... More 

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Bairnsdale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Quite a way from the centre of Paris but worth the effort to go. I went to Fare the North (or East also works well) and then had a lovely walk along the river to the not well narked museum. Asking around helps a lot. Need 1 to 2 hours. Good audio in English available. Very interesting and life performances... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Great museum for musicians and music lovers especially for classical music. The collection of instruments is unique and so much more than I expected prior to my visit. The museum provides great audio guides that will have tracks of sound clips of some of the instruments displayed.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

An incredibly interesting display (with free audio at various points with historical information and samples of the musical instruments), and well worth a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Although this attraction did not appear in our guidebook, after reading reviews on trip advisor and as keen musicians we were keen to visit this museum. Although a little outside of town, the metro is close by. Not open until midday but well worth the wait! Free audio guide supported the information given and made the museum really interactive. There... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

This museum is not on the regular beaten path for tourists, which makes it even more appealing. Located in the La Villette Park area and housed inside the Symphony building it is a true gem and very reasonably priced. Included is 5 floors of over 9000 instruments and artifact items. Every musical instrument you can imagine from many cultures around... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

A must see for anybody that has ever practiced music or had any connection to it whatsoever. You start at the birth of the opera and the creation of the first instruments, then through enlightenment phase and romantic Europe, you stroll pass Chopin's piano and reach the modern age of the music. Everything is complimented with an amazing (free) audio... More 

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Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2016

This is z great museum at any time but whilst they have a Chagall exhibition it's even better but it finishes at the end of the month. Very busy so purchase tickets ahead of time and be prepared to queue. It's 10euros so not expensive but very worthwhile. Great explanation of the Opera Garnier ceiling . Sculptures , costumes ,... More 

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La Villette
This futuristic landscape has come to define the northeast of Paris. The Saint-Denis canal is framed with luscious lawns and metallic buildings over a wide-open space. Home to Europe's largest science museum, this area rewards daytime and nighttime explorations; there are three concert spaces, plus cinemas and bars, and even open-air cinema in the summer. The surrounding homes are a sharp contrast to the futuristic space. Though on the outskirts of Paris, La Villette is worth the short Metro ride from the center.
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