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Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

#40 of 1,022 things to do in Paris
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Address: 37, Quai Branly, 75007 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 56 61 70 00
11:00 am - 9:00 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

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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Interesting architecture and exhibits

The architecture for this building was quite interesting. The exhibits were interesting. I thought the museum was a little too dark and not well lit enough. I did however love... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The architecture for this building was quite interesting. The exhibits were interesting. I thought the museum was a little too dark and not well lit enough. I did however love the lighting in the garden, which my daughter likened to the "Fortress of Solitude." Definitely worth seeing.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the basis of the collection alone this should be rated vey good to excellent. Unhappily the museum is off-putting: it is badly designed so that it is easy to start wandering aimlessly. Finding the exit is a challenge. And the light levels are so low as to induce a state of gloom. Others may be less affected.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum focuses on the art of Oceana, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. While we've seen a fair amount of the others, the Oceana section was breath-taking with previously unknown to us works. Amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I prefer smaller museums, and I am interested in pre-Columbian art. There are relatively small collections in many different areas of non-western art. It was easy to pick the areas of interest; all were on the same level after a walk up a ramp.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner thoroughly enjoyed the fascinating displays in this museum. And if you're fed up of the inside the outside gardens are lovely too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here to see an exhibit. The exhibit didn't impress us much but the permanent collection blew us away! I was a bit apprehensive when I first saw the building from the distance - it looked too cold and industrial, but the interior was perfectly designed for showing off the treasures it contained. With the lights dimmed and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time I had been to this museum and I thought it was a great place, there was a lot of good history and the staff were really friendly

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum contains such an exotic collection of art that one should not miss. It is definitely the most impressing collection of non western art. The building and the display are fantastic. If u r in paris dont miss it. After u can go a few steps to eiffel tower and teocadero

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plan to visit here on a hot day if you have multiple choices. Very nice and cool, especially compared to the other museum's. Nice artifacts. We had the paris museum pass so stopped in and no real need for the audio guide as they have a lot of sections where they explain in English.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a museum of non-western art. Essentially, any art non European in origin. Every thing from Native american to Asian, Polynesian (not enough of this as far as I am concerned) to African and South American, etc. Really neat in this cultural center of european art to be reminded of all the wonderful art in the world. Neat building,... More 

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