Musée du Quai Branly

Over 3,000 pieces from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas are displayed at Paris’ most recent major museum, the Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

The Branly Museum, whose complete name is actually Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, meaning Jacques Chirac Museum of Branly Quay is a museum dedicated to indigenous arts of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas.

The Quai Branly Museum is the newest of the major museums in Paris, having opened in 2006. It is by no means small, housing more than a million anthropological objects and pieces of art, and displaying around 3,500 of them at any given time. The Quai Branly requires visitors to reserve entrances in advance, so make sure you [get yours before heading there]( .

Quai Branly Museum in Paris
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The museum’s collections - mostly gathered through colonial conquest - include sculptures, musical instruments, decorative objects, traditional costumes, and jewellery. Together with these pieces, you’ll also find ethnographic objects, photographs, and documents.

The Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac is located in a much more modern construction complex than other museums in Paris. The main building is mostly made of glass and concrete, and covered by the trees that grow in the Museum’s garden.

The garden has a particularly relaxed and informal appearance: winding paths, streams, hills, pools, and groves are scattered around it, in no apparent order.


Quai Branly 37, 7th arrondissement

Tickets and price

The Musée du Quai Branly requires its visitors to reserve their tickets in advance. [You can get yours here]( . It includes both permanent and temporary exhibitions.

Type Adult Under 18 or EEA residents under 26 Large Families
Entry €12.00 free €9.00
Audioguide €5.00 €3.00 €3.00

Since the Branly is included in the Paris Museum Pass along with many other museums and sights, if you plan on visiting other attractions in the city, we highly recommend the Pass. It will give you free access to all the most important sights in the city. [You can get the Paris Museum Pass here]( .


Day Museum opening Museum closing Garden opening Garden closing
Tue-Sun 10:30 am 7:00 pm 09:15 am 07:30 pm
Thurs 10:30 am 10:00 pm 09:15 am 10:15 pm
Mon closed closed


Method Métro Bus RER
Lines 9, 6 42, 63, 80, 92, 69, 72, 82, 87 C
Stops Alma-Marceau, Bir Hakeim - Pont de l’Alma

Nearby sights

Eiffel Tower - 450 m (almost 0.3 miles) west, 6-minute walk.

Musée d’Art Moderne - 400 m (just over 0.2 miles) across the bridge, 6-minute walk.

Musée des Égouts de Paris - 650 m (0.4 miles) east, 8-minute walk.

Champs de Mars - 700 m (just over 0.4 miles) south, 9-minute walk.

Musée Guimet - 600 m (just under 0.4 miles) across the river, 10-minute walk.

Les Invalides - 1.4 km southeast (a little under 0.9 miles), 19-minute walk.

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