Quai Branly Museum Tickets
- Visit one of the top Parisian cultural institutes exhibiting the art and culture of Oceania, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
- Enjoy seamless entry to the main collection hall.
- Take a relaxing stroll around the museum gardens.
A tour of the Quai Branly Museum
The Quai Branly or the Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac is a museum in Paris, featuring the aboriginal cultures and art of the America, Africa, Asia and Oceania. It is a brilliant example of art from various parts of the world except for Europe. Launched in 2006, the Quai Branly Museum is a new addition to the list of museums in the country. It is established on the River Seine’s left bank in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. You can catch sight of it when you are near the Pont de l’Alma and the Eiffel Tower. Its modern architecture is sure to attract all of your senses.
The fourth-largest museum in Paris
The Quai Branly Museum is one of the biggest museums in the city, holding about 3,500 pieces of art. The complex is home to four large buildings and a garden, which occupy 320,000 square feet of land. The construction cost a massive 233 million Euros. The primary building accommodates the galleries. It is 690-foot long and extends up to 51,100 square feet. At 32,000 square feet, it has the largest roof terrace in the entire capital.
You will access the building via a small entry-point and walk the ramp up a slope to the 200-metre-long gallery. It is dark inside with only a bit of sunlight coming from the outside. However, direct lighting is shed on the displayed items for a breathtaking view of the permanent collection. There are thirty galleries on the north, which you can see from the outside. While the east mezzanine exhibition changes each year, the west changes every eighteen months. The central mezzanine is a multimedia centre and three others overlook the primary gallery.
Relax in a 2-hectare garden
Architect Gilles Clément is behind the beautifully designed landscape of the 17,500 square meter garden of the Quai Branly. If you pay attention, you will realise that the garden is opposite to the idea of a formal French garden. It has no gates, no fences, no stairway and no lawn; instead, it has a sequence of small streams, groves, pools, and hills ornate with French and imported plants. 72,000 plants + 169 trees were initially planted here.
Since the garden entry is free, take a soothing stroll and allow your mind to relax as your eyes soak in the greenery. The paths have no specific destination and winds through the gardens. You will find yourself at peace with nature as you lose yourself in its ravishing colours. Don’t worry about the nearby street traffic because a tall double-wall glass plate keeps the garden mostly noise-free. The tapestry of small gardens on the north keeps the main garden almost concealed. Also, botanist Patrick Blanc added a green wall to the garden. This wall of vegetation comprises 150 varieties of plants – 15,000 plants in total brought from China, Japan, Central Europe and America.
The Quai Branly Museum is a must-visit for anybody who loves art and nature. Bask in different forms of art from different corners of the world.
- Skip the Line museum entry
- Access to permanent collections
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday and Friday: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
How to get there
By Bus: Board the 80 bus and alight at the Bosquet – Rapp.
By Metro: The closest metro station is the Alma-Marceau.
Getting your tickets
You will receive your tickets via email shortly after booking. Please display them on your mobile device along with photo ID.
Tickets cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled. Tickets are valid for 2 years from the date of purchase.