Museum

Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac Member

37 quai Branly - 75007 Paris

Tour Eiffel - Invalides - 7e Arrondissement

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Description

Opened in June 2006, the Musée d'Arts et de Civilisations brings together the collections of the Musée National des Arts d'Afrique et d'Océanie and those of the ethnology laboratory at the Musée de l'Homme. Designed by Jean Nouvel in a vast public garden created by Gilles Clément, this museum develops the scientific missions of both museums, offering visitors a great range of activities.
The museum itself devotes more than 39,000 m² to the permanent exhibition of works representative of African, American, Asian and Oceanic arts and cultures. A themed section of over 750 m² focuses on universal existential questions (man's relationship with the invisible, powerful figures, the life cycle, wealth, exchanges and currencies, man's relationship with the natural environment, etc.).
Exhibitions on the 600 m² mezzanine present in turn different observations on one or more aspects of this heritage which have been too long little-known to the general public.

Architectural style

  • Contemporain

Collections

  • Archéologie
  • Armes
  • Céramique
  • Dessins
  • Documents
  • Ethnographie
  • Manuscrits
  • Multimédia
  • Musique
  • Objets de la vie quotidienne
  • Objets du culte
  • Orfèvrerie
  • Peinture
  • Photographie
  • Religions d'Extrême-Orient
  • Sculpture
  • Spectacle vivant
  • Textiles

Epoque des collections

  • Rome antique (VIIe av JC au Ve ap JC)
  • Paléochrétien (Ier - IVe)
  • Byzance (IVe - XVe)
  • Moyen Age (Ve - XVe)
  • Roman (Xe - XIIe)
  • Baroque (XVIe - XVIIe)
  • Rococo (XVIIIe)
  • Néoclassicisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Romantisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Réalisme (XIXe)
  • Impressionnisme (XIXe)
  • Symbolisme (XIXe)
  • Fauvisme (XXe)
  • Cubisme (XXe)
  • Modernisme (XXe)
  • Expressionisme (XXe)
  • Futurisme (XXe)
  • Dadaisme (XXe)
  • Surréalisme (XXe)
  • L'abstraction (XXe)
  • Mouvement (XXe)

Garden

A 1.8 hectare garden, created by Gilles Clément, with 180 trees, 15 metres of flowers and numerous plant species, protected from the traffic along the quayside by a glass wall. Also of note, a huge 800 m² plant wall by botanist Patrick Blanc. Inspired by nature, he designed an amazing framework to host 15,000 plants, (150 species) from all over the world on the the outside facade of the museum, for a stunning tableau of plants. Unrestricted access.

Membre du Paris Museum Pass

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass
  • Car park/Parking
  • Coach park
  • Restaurant
  • Visitor tools

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Japanese
  • chinois
  • Arabic

Visitor tools

€5 per person. €2 for each additional person. Free for disabled people and an accompanying person. €3 for mp3 download. €2.99 for iPhone and android application when available.

Educational activities

Workshops for children (up to 18yrs) and adults. Family workshops from 3yrs; storytelling tours, family guided tours; booklets with games to download; birthday workshops. Various activities are organized.

Restaurant

The Café Branly is situated in the garden. Tel.: +33 (0)1 47 53 68 01 Gourmet restaurant with terrace and view of the Eiffel Tower. Tel.: +33 (0)1 47 53 68 00 or visit the website www.lesombres-restaurant.com

Coach park

Nearby

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Permanent collections: €10/€7 (concessions)
Temporary exhibitions: €10/€7 (concessions)
Combined ticket (Permanent collections + temporary exhibitions): €12/€9 (concessions)
Audio guide or video guide in sign language: €5/€3 (concessions)

Group tour

Up to 25 people. Booking is necessary.

Free

Free entry on the first Sunday of every month.
Free for under 26s from countries within the European Union as well as primary and secondary school teachers (except temporary exhibitions).
Free for the disabled and an accompanying person, as well as job seekers, journalists and those receiving French state benefits.
See complete list on the museum’s website.

Free for young people and children

Temporary exhibitions are free for under 18s.

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Amex

Closing times

Monday

Exceptional closure

Closed on May 1st and Christmas.

Opening times

Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 11am to 7pm. Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 9pm.

Late opening

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 11am - 9pm

Exceptional opening

  • 1 January
  • Easter
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Day
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November

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Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

37 quai Branly
75007 Paris
www.quaibranly.fr

  • Subway - Alma - Marceau, Bir-Hakeim, Iéna
  • RER - Pont de l'Alma
  • Bus - 42, 63, 72, 80, 92
  • Batobus - Stop: Tour Eiffel (Eiffel Tower)

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Loan of wheelchairs

Accessibility information

- Physically disabled: all areas of the museum are accessible. Places reserved for people in wheelchairs in the cinema and in the Claude Lévi-Strauss theatre.
- Visual disability: tactile and sound model of the museum at reception and tactile maps during the visit. Commentated or tactile tours through the Plateau des collections or in the exhibitions are available (tactile and sound packages with audio guide). Magnifying glasses, binoculars and torches available at the cloakroom. Jacques Kerchache reading room and the museum's media library can provide adapted information. Accompanying person to describe visual elements necessary to the comprehension of the disabled visitor.
- Hearing impairment: guided tours in French sign language. Video guide available in French Sign Language at reception, as well as individual hearing loops for reading room, cinema auditorium, theatre Claude Lévi-Strauss.
- Mental disability: simple presentation of the museum and its activities on the website. Commentated visits and workshops.

For more information:
http://www.quaibranly.fr/fr/musee/publics/accessibilite.html
Contact information:
+ 33 (0)1 56 61 70 00/accessibilite@quaibranly.fr
Bookings:
+ 33 (0)1 56 61 71 72/accessibilite.reservation@quaibranly.fr

'Tourisme & Handicap' marked establishment

  • 'Tourisme & Handicap' mark
  • For hearing disability For hearing disability
  • For mental disability For mental disability
  • For physical disability For physical disability

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Museum in the same district: Tour Eiffel - Invalides

Museum in the same arrondissement: 7th arrondissement

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