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“Music Museum, Paris”

Musee de la Musique
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$160.85*
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Ranked #143 of 1,180 things to do in Paris
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Owner description: This museum has nearly 1,000 different instruments on display, complete with audio commentary.
Reviewed July 15, 2012

This is probably the best music museum in the world. It has a wonderful collection of all western musical instruments organized in a chronological order showing their development. Visitors are provided with an individual listening unit in their choice of language. As you progress through the five floors of exhibits you can select and listen to short audio segments about the particular exhibit. Many of the instruments on exhibit also have numbers which can be entered on the keypad of the listening unit to hear brief excepts of music played on each o fthe instruments. Many of the instruments on display are rare and of significant value: Stradivari violins, historical pianos, original brass instruments made by Sax, etc. In addition to the western/European instruments and musci there are also displays of electronic instruments and ones from other areas of the world (Asia, Africa, Latin America, etc.). This museum is a must see for anyone visiting Paris and with an interest in music. It is not an exageration to say that this may be a more unique and memorable place to visit than some of the other more well known attractions in Paris!

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Reviewed June 14, 2012 via mobile

We wished we had more time!!! The short clips are wonderful. The audio guide is well done with diff bits for adults and children!

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Reviewed May 31, 2012

The audio was a fantastic way to hear and see and learn about the instruments.

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Reviewed May 20, 2012

Never expected to get such a thorough history of musical instruments. Get the free audioguide so you can hear the actual instruments that you are looking at - in addition to geting a historical narrative.

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Reviewed January 6, 2012

It's a very interactive museum. You should go with time, to really appreciate the atmosphere of the museum and the sounds of the various instruments.

It's a travel along the history of the music and it combines very well visual art and sounds.

It's not so touristic, so you can appreciate slowly and in "peace".

At the end, you also get a "flavor" of instruments of many part of the world!

Try to get some demonstrations of instruments there, it's really interesting.

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