Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, Paris

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
Opened in 2006, Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac is the newest and the most modern of Paris' great museums, housing an outstanding collection of tribal art, with a particular emphasis on France's former (and present) territories in Oceania and Africa. Put Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac and other Paris attractions into our Paris road trip planning website, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The Olmec exhibit was amazing! Very impressive stone carvings. Don't miss walking around the gardens before you leave.  more »
  • This museum is both an architectural experience and a fantastic immersion in primal arts. From outside, the building by Jean Nouvel is nice and modern, with an original entrance through a garden but.....  more »
  • This museum excels in being a nice garden and building architecturally. The space is really cool and the atmosphere thrilling. Truly a modern museum. The cafe was nice too. However as a museum I think it fails miserably. The whole permanent exhibition can be summed up with one word: brown. Almost everything is brown and rather dry. I'm biased as I guess I'm not a fan of early ethnic arts. But I just thought they could do more than just package the exhibits avoiding to regions. I can't see a story. It was also rather dark, fine if the exhibits are colorful but it was depressing when everything inside is brown....
  • A semi-hidden gem, just waiting to be discovered. This museum has so many pieces! It was amazing how it just continued on and on. A great collection from all over the world. Well done, grouped by continents. So much to see here.

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