The Quai Branly Museum houses one of the most important collections of objects from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania.
3,500 exceptional works
Located on the banks of the Seine, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac or museum of arts and civilizations of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas, offers you the largest permanent French collection. of non-Western arts. With an initiatory journey of the arts of Asia, Oceania, Africa and the Americas, everyone will be able to apprehend and discover the fascinating works gathered on a single huge plateau with mezzanines, which dialogue with each other continents and centuries apart. . In an architectural setting designed by Jean Nouvel, the museum exhibits the culture, religion and history of the countries of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas, through 3,500 exceptional works and is one of the most major Parisian museums.
A real visual and sensory experience
Designed without partitions, the museum is vast and airy to allow you to live a real visual and sensory experience. Discover the Asian continent with showcases of costumes and ornaments, such as the Ainu dresses of Japan. Then, fly to Oceania, where you will discover Aboriginal masks, sculptures and paintings. Then come the Americas, from before the European conquest to the present day. You will admire Native American headdresses and sculpted objects. The Africa route is made up of nearly 1,000 works, including the large Djennenke statue, from Mali, which dates from the 11th century.
Workshops for children
Films, texts and music will accompany you throughout your visit, to help you better understand the works. Your children will be pampered there. Guided or storytelling tours will lead young and old on an excursion around the continents. And while you survey the collections, the juniors can go on an adventure in a discovery workshop: aboard an imaginary ship, their mission will be to bring together a collection of objects specific to each continent. From the age of 7, your children will become explorers thanks to playful visit booklets.
Designed by Jean Nouvel
The architecture of the place was designed by Jean Nouvel to create bridges between cultures and earned him international recognition. An unusual invitation to travel, the 18-hectare garden, designed by Gilles Clément, allows you to stroll among the plants that embrace this contemporary structure. Thanks to the construction on stilts of the building, the greenery invites itself even under the museum. On the Seine side, don’t forget to look up at the plant wall, a truly beautiful technical feat, designed by botanist Patrick Blanc. Beyond the exhibitions, the museum is one of the emblematic Parisian cultural centers. Dance shows, concerts, performances and temporary exhibitions are regularly organized. Before leaving, enjoy the panoramic restaurant Les Ombres sur le toit terrace of the museum. Refined cuisine with a view of the Eiffel Tower !
37 Quai Branly 75007 Paris