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Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

Inside an acclaimed building designed by Jean Nouvel, the Quai Branly Museum houses one of the world’s most important collections of objects from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania.
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Description

On the banks of the Seine, near the Eiffel Tower, the Quai Branly Museum, dedicated to non-Western arts and civilisations, is one of the great Paris institutions. Adopting both a scientific and an artistic approach, it explores the cultures, religions and histories of countries in Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas, through 3,500 exceptional works.

The vast and airy museum was designed as an open space to allow visitors a more intense visual and sensorial experience. From here, you can explore the continent of Asia through showcases of costumes and finery, like Ainu dresses from Japan. Next, discover masks, sculptures and Aboriginal paintings from Oceania. The Americas section includes exhibits from the Pre-Columbian era to the present day, such as Native American headdresses and sculpted objects. Meanwhile, the Africa itinerary is made up of nearly 1,000 works, including the great Djennenke statue from Mali which dates from the 9th century. Films, texts and music accompany the visit to help explain and contextualise the works.

Adventures for all the family

There are numerous dedicated activities for children. Guided visits or narrated tales provide a fun way for young and old to take an excursion around the continents. There are also discovery workshops for younger ones to enjoy, while the adults explore the main collections. Here, they will head off on an adventure on an imaginary ship with the task of finding a collection of specific objects from each continent. For ages 7 and up, there are fun visiting programmes that allow children to pretend to be explorers.

Jean Nouvel designed the museum with aim of creating bridges between cultures and the finished result drew international acclaim. Outside, the museum’s 18-hectare garden, designed by Gilles Clément, takes visitors on a journey among hundreds of plants which surround the contemporary structure. Thanks to the building’s stilts, the greenery even stretches under the museum. On the Seine side, don’t forget to look up and admire the beautiful vertical garden, an incredible technical feat conceived by the botanist Patrick Blanc.

A dynamic cultural centre

Besides the collection, the museum is one of Paris’s key cultural centres and dance shows, concerts, performances and temporary exhibitions are regularly held here. It also has excellent refreshment facilities: the panoramic restaurant Les Ombres on the museum’s roof terrace delivers fine dining with a view over the Eiffel Tower, while the Café Branly, open all day, provides a calm spot for a break, in the heart of the museum’s garden.

The Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac is accessible with your Paris Museum Pass.

Community facilities

Access and contact

37 quai Branly
75007 Paris 7ème

Metro : Line 6 > Bir-Hakeim Line 8 > Ecole Militaire Line 9 > Iéna or Alma-Marceau

RER C > Pont de l’Alma

Bus : lines 42, 63, 80, 92, 72

Days and opening hours

Every day throughout the year between 11 AM and 7 PM. Closed on Monday. Night-time : on thrusday, friday and saturday untill 21:00. Rooms evacuation 15 minutes before closing time.

Prices

  • 7 €
  • Adult: 7 to 12 € (Collections (including the mezzanine exhibitions): full rate €10/ reduced rate €7 Temporary exhibitions in the Garden gallery: full rate €10 / reduced rate €7 Combiend ticket: full rate €12 / reduced rate 9€).

    Free entry for children < 18 years, Job-seeker. Group rate available for > 10 people.

    Free under certain conditions and for all evrey first sunday of the month.

    Quai Branly pass: €35 Quai Branly Duo+ pass: €60 Quai Branly Community pas: €25 Quai Branly Youth pass (18-25) years: €15 Quai Branly Teacher & Researcher pass: €15.

    Included ine the Paris Museum Pass.

Services

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Spoken languages

  • French

Guided tour languages

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Documentation languages (home)

  • English
  • French

Bulletin board languages

  • English
  • French

Single mean time tour

140 mins

Single services tour

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
Until 12/30/2018
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Access

Pratical informations

Label

Tourisme & Handicap Moteur
Extérieur
  • access to the establishment: graspable outside call button
  • floor-level pathways
  • pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
Parking
  • adapted access control to the car park
  • reserved and adapted parking space located close to the entrance of the site
  • parking spaces laid out and connected to the road or building by an accessible pathway
Accueil
  • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
  • free admission for one accompanying person
  • free admission on presentation of proof of entitlement
  • the accessible entrance is the main entrance
  • the accessible entrance is the secondary entrance (indicated)
  • staff informed or trained
  • specific tariff policy
  • revolving entrance door
  • automatic entrance door
  • manual entrance door
Information
  • accessible information plates
  • all documentation graspable
  • performance room with a reserved space
Vestiaire
  • accessible cloakroom
Équipements
  • multimedia content access system
  • spaces equipped with reserved spaces and adapted to people in wheelchairs
  • floor-level establishment
  • ergonomic furniture (weight and design of chairs)
  • wheelchair loan
  • seated area available
  • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • Motion detection lighting
  • accessible communal toilets
  • accessible communal toilets with a removable booster cushion
  • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the right
  • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the left
Escalier
  • Communal staircase adapted for secure movement
Ascenseur
  • adapted elevator
  • elevator

Label

Tourisme & Handicap Auditif
Parking
  • visual intercom
  • adapted access control to the car park
Accueil
  • acceo: instant speech transcription and visio-interpretation in French sign language (LSF)
  • reception/information desk equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
  • reservation/contact via SMS and/or email
  • reservation possible by webcam
Information
  • staff trained in French sign language (LSF)
Signalétique
  • uniform signage to help people find their way around
  • text/image signage
Équipements
  • performance or tour assistance aids
  • visual alarm with flashing light in isolated spaces
  • intercom equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
  • audiovisuals are in French sign language (LSF)
  • subtitled audiovisuals
  • communication tools available at reception
  • visioguide with overlay in French sign language (LSF)
  • subtitled visioguide
Ascenseur
  • adapted elevator
Visite
  • audioguides equipped with a volume control device
  • audioguides equipped with induction loops
  • independent visit possible
  • guided tour in French sign language (LSF)
  • guided tour in international sign language (ISL)
  • guided tours with lip reading
  • guided tours with an amplifying device
  • guided tours with a magnetic loop device
Extérieur
  • exterior pathways identifiable by touch
  • exterior pathways visually identifiable
  • exterior lighting control system in communal areas
Accueil
  • interior pathways identifiable by touch
  • interior pathways visually identifiable
  • possibility to leave guide dogs at reception
Équipements
  • audioguide with description elements
  • audioguide with guidance elements
  • Braille documentation
  • documentation in enlarged characters
  • swell paper documentation
  • floor-level establishment
  • offset or no obstacles at face height
  • navigation assistance tool (e.g. map/model - in relief/large characters/contrasting colours)
  • possibility to control the lighting
  • magnifying glass loan
  • glass surfaces identifiable via contrasted elements in relation to the immediate surroundings
  • audiodescription system
Ascenseur
  • elevator with audio announcements for each floor
  • elevator with identifiable call buttons
Visite
  • Legible information plates
  • specific accessible information plates
  • tactile tour

Label

Tourisme & Handicap Mental
Extérieur
  • the dangers identified have been addressed
Information
  • brochures/documentations classified by topic
  • simplified adapted documentation (illustration through images, photos, drawings)
Signalétique
  • adapted signage
Visite
  • adapted activities
  • educational workshops
  • adapted room cards
  • specific tours
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
Accueil
  • adapted opening hours (morning performances)
  • children's programme
  • childcare service
  • family tariffs/free admission for children
Information
  • secure and closed establishment
Vestiaire
  • large lockers or left luggage lockers for pushchairs
  • possibility to leave pushchairs at the cloakroom
Équipements
  • floor-level establishment
  • provision of a microwave
  • baby carrier loan
  • pushchair loan
  • booster cushion
Sanitaires
  • cleansing wipes for the toilet seat
  • foot step
  • toilet seat reducer
  • toilet facilities suitable for children (toilet seat and washbasin height)
  • changing table
Visite
  • children's/family applications for the tour
  • audioguides with a children's circuit
  • children's visit booklets/games
  • pushchairs accepted for the tour
  • visioguides with a children's circuit
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
  • Pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
Accueil
  • pets accepted on site and during guided tours
  • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
  • reception/information desk equipped with a sound amplification system
  • free admission for persons aged over 60
Information
  • Offer adapted to seniors
Vestiaire
  • cloakroom
Équipements
  • documentation in enlarged characters
  • floor-level establishment
  • ergonomic furniture (weight and design of chairs)
  • wheelchair loan
  • magnifying glass loan
  • cane wheelchair loan
  • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • horizontal support rail
  • diagonal support rail to enable the seated person to raise themselves up easily
  • Motion detection lighting
  • Provision of a bar of soap and/or an automatic liquid soap dispenser (motion detector)
  • Booster cushion with or without armrests
Escalier
  • communal staircase adapted for secure movement
  • private staircase adapted for secure movement
Ascenseur
  • stairs compensated for by a lift or an elevator
Visite
  • audioguides equipped with a volume control device
  • audioguides equipped with induction loops
  • Legible information plates
  • Specific accessible information plates (large characters)
Salle de restauration
  • ergonomic furniture (weight and design of chairs)

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