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Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

37 quai Branly - 75007 Paris

Tour Eiffel - Invalides - 7e Arrondissement

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Description

Located on the banks of the Seine, near the Eiffel Tower, the Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac exhibits 3,500 works of art from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania. This important collection makes it a key place for arts for non-Western cultures.
Its original and imposing architecture was designed by Jean Nouvel. A lush wild garden makes it a pleasant and unusual place. Extend your visit with a meal at the Les Ombres restaurant with its panoramic view, or with a snack at Café Jacques. More than a museum, this is a lively hub, and is one of Paris's four largest museums.

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 2.4 acre garden, created by Gilles Clément, with 180 trees, 15 metre tall 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.

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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
  • Chinese
  • Arabic

Visitor tools

€5 per person. Free for disabled people and an accompanying person. €3 for mp3 download. Audio guide or videoguide in sign language: €5 (concessions €3)

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 Jacques is situated in the garden. Tel.: +33 (0)1 47 53 68 01 Les Ombres is a 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

25 Quai Branly.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Combined ticket (Permanent collections + temporary exhibitions): €12/€9 (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
  • JCB card

Closing times

Monday

Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:30am to 7pm. The museum is open on Mondays during school holidays (all areas), including holiday Mondays.

Late opening

Thursday till 10pm.

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
  • RER - Pont de l'Alma
  • Bus - 42, 63, 72, 80, 92
  • Batobus, Tour Eiffel (Eiffel Tower) stop. Velib,' Quai Branly station 7023 and 3 Avenue Bosquet station 7022.

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

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

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Loan of wheelchairs
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

Physical disability:
- All areas of the museum are accessible for wheelchair users
- Almost all cultural activities (visits, workshops, talks, shows, ...) are accessible.
- The address 222 rue de l’Université, with a lift, is the recommended entrance.
- Car park at the museum (not free) with many equipped spaces.
- For the easily fatigued, it is advisable to access the museum through the administrative entrance on rue de l'Université, which avoids going through the door.
- Reserved places for wheelchair users in the cinema and in the Claude Lévi-Strauss theatre.
- Wheelchairs, cane seats and walkers are on loan in the cloakroom for people those with mobility issues.

Visual impairment:
- Descriptive and tactile guided tours (2 per semester) and narrated tours through the Plateau of collections, or in the exhibitions.
- Music or dance workshops
- Sessions of "Shared readings in the dark" or "Exploring a work of art in the dark" (tactile discovery of an object from the collections) in the Reading Room.
- The Tactile Exploration Guide: a tactile trail of discovery of 7 objects from the collections (with tactile notebook, accompanying text in large print and Braille, audio guide).
- The audioguided trail of "La Rivière", located in the centre of the collections area, combining tactile and sound devices as well as directions on how to get about.
- Audio guides are available free of charge at the reception desk.
- Magnifiers, binoculars and flashlights can be picked up from the cloakroom.
- Tactile and sound based model of the museum at the reception desk and tactile maps over the course of the visit.
- Told or tactile visits through the collection area or in the exhibitions are offered (tactile and sound devices with audio guide).
- The Jacques Kerchache Reading Room and the museum's media library offer adapted computer equipment.
- Someone available who accompanies a guided tour and quietly describes the visual elements necessary for comprehension.

Hearing Impairment:
- Each semester programmes:
¤ 2 guided tours in french sign language
¤ 2 guided lip-reading tours based on French sign language
¤ Events at the Jacques Kerchache Reading Room
- For the museum's permanent collections, subtitled video guides in French sign language are available.
- At the beginning of each exhibition at Galerie Jardin and on the West mezzanine, an introductory video in French sign language presents the general purpose and main points of the exhibition.
- The iPad application "Quai Branly Experts", for all children, in French sign language, with sound and subtitles, is available on loan free of charge at the reception desk in the museum hall.
- Sign language spoken by museum staff.

Mental disability:
- The museum offers adapted guided tours (2 per semester) and storytelling tours in the museum collections and exhibitions.
- All workshops are accessible to people with mental disabilities.
- The iPad application "Quai Branly Experts", designed for all children, is available on loan free of charge at the reception desk in the museum hall.
- Some parts of the museum are dark. Flashlights can be borrowed free of charge from the cloakroom.


Contact information:
+ 33 (0)1 56 61 70 00 / accessibilite@quaibranly.fr
Bookings:
+ 33 (0)1 56 61 71 72 / accessibilite.reservation@quaibranly.fr

This place was tested and approved in 2015 by 'Paris by wheelchair': https://www.facebook.com/parisenfauteuilroulant/

More details on accessibility

'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
  • For visual disability For visual disability

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