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Be surprised by a dazzling architecture, a peaceful garden, one of the biggest green wall in France and the astonishing collections highlighting African, Asian, Oceanian and American arts and civilizations.

Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac : A must-see cultural site in Paris !

© musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, photo Luc Boegly

Architecture

Architect Jean Nouvel proposed “a singular architecture for singular objects”. A place where Cultures meet in dialogue. Docked on the banks of the River, perched on stilts, with suspended multi-colored “boxes”, shielded by dense vegetation and protected by a glass palisade, the museum is only gradually revealed to you.

© musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, photo Luc Boegly

Garden and green wall

A place of nature and culture, the garden is an invitation to travel, featuring trails, small hills, paved paths and pools ideal for meditation and reverie. The garden houses 169 trees and thirty or so plant species: oaks and maples on the north, magnolias and cherries on the south.

© musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, photo Cyril Zannettacci

Collections

The musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac is the heir to 200 years of history, enrichment, study and conservation of public collections. It conserves almost 370,000 works originating in Africa, the Near East, Asia, Oceania and the Americas which illustrate the richness and cultural diversity of the non-European civilizations from the Neolithic period (+/-10,000 B.C.) to the 20th century.

The museum is one room to gather all cultures and civilizations, to express the idea that the museum is where cultures meet in dialogue.

© musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, photo Cyril Zannettacci

Restaurants

Two restaurants are waiting for you driven by chef Alain Ducasse!

  • Café Jacques: The restaurant has been completely renewed, new decoration, healthy food. A place to find tranquility, good food and nature in Paris
  • Les Ombres: a panoramic restaurant, where you'll feel like you've strolled into a postcard.

Bookshop

Would you like to find something different, to have new ideas? The bookshop is perfect for you. Explore a selection of specialist titles and make your choice from a number of ethnic and original products.