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Quai Branly Museum

The Musée du Quai Branly in Paris...

 

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Opened in 2006, The Musée du Quai Branly (Quai Branly Museum, in English) is one of Paris most important new museums, dedicated to arts and artifacts from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. Known as the pet project of former French President Jacques Chirac (much as the Centre Pompidou was the eponymous president's), the museum regularly hosts thematic exhibits offering an in-depth look at the civilizations and artistic heritage of indigenous cultures in these regions. Housed in a vast and strikingly contemporary building designed by Jean Nouvel. In addition to its immense exhibition spaces, the museum, located in close reach of the Eiffel Tower and perched near the Seine River, boasts an enormous garden with nearly 170 trees and indoor green walls cultivated with 150 species of plants. There's also a cafe and a full-service restaurant with terrace seating, offering good views of the Seine and famed tower.

 

The museum is located at 37, quai Branly - portail Debilly, 75007 Paris, situated close to the Eiffel Tower. It is named after its location which in turn is named after the physicist Edouard  Branly.

 

The museum's frontage facing onto quai Branly features very tall glass paneling which allows its interior gardens to be remarkably quiet only metres from the busy street in front of them.

 

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All access points

 

museum entrances

  • Debilly entrance - 37, quai Branly - opposite the Debilly Footbridge
  • Université entrance - 218, rue de l’Université
  • Terrace pools entrance - 206, rue de l’Université 

 

Physically disabled access only - Terrace pools entrance - 206, rue de l’Université

 

Metro stations

  • Alma-Marceau - line 9 -  directions : Pont de Sèvres / Mairie de Montreuil - place d'Alma
  • Iéna  line 9 directions : Pont de Sèvres / Mairie de Montreuil - place Iéna
  • Ecole Militaire -  line 8- directions : Balard / Créteil-Préfecture - 85, avenue Bosquet
  • Bir Hakeim 1 - line 6 - directions : Nation / Charles de Gaulle-Etoile - 1,Boulevard de Grenelle  

 

RER stations - line C

  • Pont de l’Alma station - Quai Branly 
  • champ de Mars - Tour Eiffel stations - Quai Branly

directions : Pontoise, Massy Palaiseau, Versailles Rive Gauche Château de Versailles, St-Quentin en Yvelines, Versailles Chantiers

 

Bus stops

  • Tour Eiffel stop - line 42 - 7 quai Branly - directions : gare du nord, hôpital européen Georges Pompidou
  • Tour Eiffel stop - Batobus - port de la Bourdonnais - directions : Tour Eiffel, Champs-Elysées
  • Bosquet Rapp stop - line 42 - quai Branly - directions : gare du nord, hôpital européen Georges Pompidou
  • Bosquet Rapp stop - line 92 - 2 avenue Bosquet - directions : porte de Champerret, gare Montparnasse
  • Bosquet Rapp stop - line 80 - 2 avenue Bosquet - directions : porte de Versailles, mairie du 18ème J. Joffrin
  • Bosquet-Rapp stop - line 63 - quai d'Orsay - directions : porte de la Muette, gare de Lyon
  • Varsovie stop - line 82 - avenue des Nations Unies - directions : Neuilly - hôpital Américain, Luxembourg
  • Musée d'Art Moderne - Palais de Tokyo stop - line 72 - 26, avenue de New York - directions : parc de Saint-Cloud, hôtel de ville
  • Alma Marceau stop - line 72 - avenue de New York - directions : parc de Saint-Cloud, hôtel de ville
  • Rapp - La Bourdonnais stop - line 87 - avenue Joseph Bouvard - directions : Champ de Mars, porte de Reuilly
  • Champ de Mars stop - line 69 - avenue de la Bourdonnais - directions : Champ de Mars, Gambetta
  • Champ de Mars stop - line 82 - 3, avenue de Suffren - directions : Neuilly - hôpital Américain, Luxembourg

 

Velib' stations

 

parking

  • Quai Branly park- 25, quai Branly
  • George V  park - 10, avenue George V
  • Joffre Ecole Militaire park - 2, place Joffre

 

spaces reserved for those with reduced mobility

  • corner of rue de l’Université and avenue de la Bourdonnais
  • 211 rue de l’Université
  • 22 rue Montessuy
  • 15 avenue Franco-Russe
  • 5 avenue Franco-Russe
  • corner of avenue Franco-Russe and avenue Rapp
  • 179 rue de l’Université
  • 8 rue Edmond Valentin
  • 31 avenue Rapp

 

Opening times

 

Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 11am to 7pm, ticket office closes at 6pm

Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 9pm, ticket office closes at 8pm

please note

  • weekly closure every Monday
  • special opening on Mondays during the short school holidays from 11am to 7pm : Mondays April 15th, 22nd and 29th; Monday May 6th, 2013
  • entry for groups only from 9,30am (reservation required, only from Tuesday to Saturday)
  • closed on Wednesday May 1st, 2013

garden opening hours

  • from 9.15am to 7.30pm from Tuesday to Sunday
  • from 9.15am to 9.15pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • free entry

 

Individual prices

 

museum entry tickets

  • Permanent collections (including mezzanines)  : full price €8.50/ reduced rate €6
  • Temporary exhibitions in the Garden Gallery : full price €7/ reduced rate €5
  • Joint ticket (permanent collections and temporary exhibitions) : full price €10 / reduced rate €7