Perched at the very top of the musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, Les Ombres shares the bold lines of the building, designed by the star French architect Jean Nouvel.
Imagine a vast esplanade overlooking the rooftops of the neighbourhood and topped by a long dome of metal and glass protecting the dining room and kitchen. Whether you’re seated on the terrace or inside, the view of the sky and the nearby Eiffel Tower is unbeatable!
In the evening, when the Eiffel Tower is adorned in light and sparkles from a thousand lights, the show is enchanting… But the food here also deserves attention, as the staff delivers a fine lesson in contemporary gastronomy.
The menu changes according to the seasons, from fresh asparagus in spring to meaty mushrooms in fall. In this way, the restaurant focuses on the essentials, in tune with the museum’s collections, which are dedicated to the so-called arts premiers. From Africa to Oceania… through the vibrant heart of Paris.
Access and contact
Public parking below the Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac at 25, quai Branly. Metro station Alma-Marceau (line 9) RER station Pont de l'Alma (RER C)
Days and opening hours
All year round, daily between 12 pm and 9.30 pm. Open every day of the week and throughout the year, regardless of the opening days and hours of the musée du quai Branly.
Lunch: 12:00 to 14:15. Dinner: 19:00 to 22:30. 1st sitting: 19:00. 2nd sitting: 21:30.
- Group rate available for > 10 people.