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Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

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Address: 37, Quai Branly, 75007 Paris, France
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+33 1 56 61 70 00
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Fantastic - Great for Families!

This is an anthropological museum, featuring works from most of the cultures around the world. It is arranged geographically, so you encounter work from each region together. It... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an anthropological museum, featuring works from most of the cultures around the world. It is arranged geographically, so you encounter work from each region together. It is incredibly well done, and the families and school groups were having a wonderful time. It is NOT stuffy art hanging on a wall! Lots of nooks with seating showing digital films... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After the crowds around the Eiffel Tower, Musee du quai Branly was a welcome relief from the crowds. The museum has an interesting design and is dark and atmospheric, with little nooks where you can sit down and check out the interactive tutorials. After all of the fine art museums, the primitive art was appealing in it's novelty. I also... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Next to the Eiffel Tower, wer visited to see the vertical gardens but cvarried on into the museum since we had a pass. There are several extensions and renovations under way (Completion this spring). Upon entry there is a fascinating 'dancing words' display along the ramp up to the display area. We had little time but did view the Melanesian/... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Musee Quai Branly must surely be one of the World's greatest collections of ethnographic art and something of a hidden treasure. Its situated near the Ponte D'Alma and very close to the Eiffel Tower. Upon arrival, its a huge complex that more resembles a modern university campus building. You enter via a winding walkway that is wasted space because... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love to get acquainted with the world's cultures, but do not have time to travel, well, this Museum is the place to go. Traditional cultures of the 5 continents are represented in a huge building; big spaces where you do not feel "oppressed" despite the astonishing amount of material presented. Collections of pottery, African masks, textiles, a true... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum presents ethnic artifacts from many regions in the developing worlds like Africa, Oceania, southeastern Asia, etc. These worlds express themselves in pieces of art that present new and original ways of looking at think. Though we sometimes call these view primitive, they have a surprising originality that you find back in e.g. Picasso, German Expressionists, modern and more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So it's going to be a museum day! Try this museum. The architectural creativity of Jean Nouvel is on display in this modern design of arranged "boxes" which actually house the different salons of the museum. The collections are art and anthropological assortments of objects from the cultures of Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and Africa. The interior of the museum... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

It's not huge but it has some lovely pieces. I especially loved the breadth of the African masks. It tries to cover a lot so it's not comprehensive, but it is small enough to cover in either a small amount of time, or to take the time to linger.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

I love visiting this museum. The building is beautiful and the art pieces are stunningly beautiful and elegant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Although the building (by international superstar architect Jean Nouvel) is not to everyone's taste, the collection is outstanding and generally, very well displayed. (Some parts have rather dim lighting and there are odd little nooks and crannies) It is hard to say which parts of the collection are strongest - Papua New Guinea, Melanesia & Polynesia, Eskimo & Alaska, Amazing... More 

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