Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac | Exhibition

Le Pérou avant les Incas Member

from 14 November 2017 to 01 April 2018

37 quai Branly - 75007 Paris

Tour Eiffel - Invalides - 7e Arrondissement



The exhibition ‘Peru before the Incas’, at the Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, unveils the foundations of pre-Hispanic civilization. At the foot of the Cordillera of the Andes, ancient societies established the first states, almost 1,500 years ago, before the Inca Empire. The exhibition presents some 300 ceramics that elucidate some of these ancient societies such as the Mochicas. A mesmerising exploration of the past for history and archaeology enthusiasts.


All public

Prices and times

11am - 7pm. 11am - 9pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Closed on Monday

€10. Reduced price: €7

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Amex
  • JCB card

Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

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.

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Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

37 quai Branly
75007 Paris

  • Subway - Alma - Marceau
  • 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
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

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:
Contact information:
+ 33 (0)1 56 61 70 00/
+ 33 (0)1 56 61 71 72/

'Tourisme & Handicap' marked establishment

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  • For hearing disability For hearing disability
  • For mental disability For mental disability
  • For physical disability For physical disability

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