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The Quai Branly museum - Jacques Chirac, is located on the banks of the Seine, near the Eiffel Tower. It is dedicated to showing the importance of the Arts and Civilizations of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas, at the crossroads of multiple cultural, religious, and historical influences.

  • Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, 37 quai Branly, Paris, 75007, France

Open hours


  • from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:30 am to 7 pm, except Thursday from 10:30 am to 10 pm
  • weekly closing on Mondays


  • Tuesday to Sunday, from 9:15 am to 7:30 pm, except Thursday from 9:15 am to 10:15 pm
  • weekly closing on Mondays


  • exceptional closure on December 25, 2020 and May 1, 2021 (unless otherwise indicated, the museum is open on all other holidays)
  • early closing on December 24 and 31, 2020 at 6pm (ticket office closes at 5pm)
  • exceptional opening on Mondays during school vacations (all zones), from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.: Mondays, October 19 and 26, 2020; Mondays, December 21 and 28, 2020; Mondays, February 8, 15 and 22, 2021; Monday, March 1, 2021; Mondays, April 12, 19 and 26, 2021; Monday, May 3, 2021.
  • exceptional free opening during the Night of the Museums: Saturday, November 14, 2020 (cancelled) and Saturday, May 15, 2021, from 6 p.m. to midnight.
  • entrance reserved from 9:30 a.m. for groups (by reservation only) and members of the museum, from Tuesday to Saturday from October 1st


  • phone: +33 (0) 1 56 61 70 00, Monday to Sunday, 9am to 6pm


  • Debilly entrance - 37, quai Branly - opposite the Debilly footbridge
  • University entrance - 218, rue de l'Université
  • Bassins entrance - 206, rue de l'Université

Please note: in application of the Vigipirate Plan, level "attack alert", access to the Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac Museum is only possible via the Debilly entrance (37, quai Branly) and the University entrance (218, rue de l'Université). We thank you in advance for your understanding.

Access reserved for people with motor disabilities - 222, rue de l'Université


  1. Line 9 : Alma-Marceau or Iéna
  2. Line 8 : Ecole Militaire
  3. Line 6 : Bir Hakeim

RER STATIONS - LINE C:  Pont de l'Alma or Champ de Mars Tour Eiffel


  • Line 42 : Tour Eiffel or Bosquet-Rapp stops
  • Lines 63, 80 and 92 : Bosquet-Rapp stop
  • Line 69 : Champ de Mars stop
  • Line 72 : Musée d'Art Moderne - Palais de Tokyo or Alma Marceau stop
  • Line 82 : Warsaw or Champ de Mars stop
  • Line 87 : Rapp - La Bourdonnais stop

VELIB': Station 7023 : Bourdonnais - Tour Eiffel

BATOBUS: stop Tour Eiffel

PARKING: parking Quai Branly - 25, quai Branly
PARKING RESERVED FOR PEOPLE WITH REDUCED MOBILITY: corner of rue de l'Université and avenue de la Bourdonnais

  • 211 rue de l'Université
  • 22 rue Montessuy
  • 15 avenue Franco-Russe
  • 5 avenue Franco-Russe
  • corner avenue Franco-Russe and avenue Rapp
  • 179 rue de l'Université
  • 8 rue Edmond Valentin
  • 31 avenue Rapp

Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
37 quai Branly - 75007

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ', ") 48° 51′ 39″ N 2° 17′ 51″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.86084 2.29742

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  • Buy your tickets (collections, exhibitions and cultural activities)
  • Terms and conditions of sale and withdrawal: no ticket collection at the museum
    tickets neither exchanged nor refunded


  • Terms and conditions
    Tickets are on sale the same day, on site at the museum box office and within the limit of available seats for session activities.
  • Cash machines are available in the garden to the left of the ticket offices and in the lobby.


  • Visitors have the possibility to book and pay by phone for all cultural activities and shows.
  • Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm at 01 56 61 71 72 or on site
Full description

The Quai Branly museum - Jacques Chirac, is located on the banks of the Seine, near the Eiffel Tower. It is dedicated to showing the importance of the Arts and Civilizations of Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas, at the crossroads of multiple cultural, religious, and historical influences.

Collections and cultural activities of the Quai Branly museum

In this place of scientific and artistic dialogue, exhibitions, performances, conferences, workshops, and screenings punctuate the cultural program.

In its collections, the Quai Branly museum includes 300,000 works from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas, making up the collection that the museum's mission is to conserve, document, and enrich.

Building bridges between cultures

From Oceania to Asia, from Africa to the Americas, the permanent collections present 3,500 works of art in a geographical journey without compartmentalization. The proximity of these works allows for an unprecedented dialogue between the cultures of the four continents.

The museum organizes about ten temporary exhibitions a year, whose programming is characterized by a diversity of approaches and areas of exploration.

The "Quai Branly museum" - its construction

The Quai Branly Museum, designed by Jean Nouvel for nearly 233 million euros and inaugurated in 2006 by President Jacques Chirac, comprises four buildings with a total surface area of 40,600 m2.

The bridge museum (main building) is covered with screen-printed glass facades and partially clad in wood. As the architect wanted to make partial reference to the nearby Eiffel Tower, its structure is a 3,200-ton metal bridge fixed by 500,000 bolts, which is supported at a height of 10 m by the two East and West pillars and 26 intermediate steel pilings, in order to respect the green space easement of the city of Paris. It mainly houses permanent and temporary exhibitions.

This main building is complemented by 3 buildings and a garden. The latter occupies 17,500 m2 of the 27,700 m2 of land. Protected from the noise of the quays by a glass palisade and planted with 169 trees, 900 shrubs, and 70,200 ferns and grasses, it is composed of paths, terraces, small hills, paths paved with torrent stones, ponds conducive to meditation, and reverie and high grasses or Poaceae, refuges for a small urban and passing fauna - while being a few hundred meters from the Eiffel Tower.

ANNEX of the Quai Branly Museum at the Louvre Museum: the Pavillon des Sessions

Since April 13, 2000, a selection of 120 works from the collections belonging to the Quai Branly museum has been on display at the Pavillon des Sessions, within the Louvre Museum. This should allow visitors to the Louvre who do not have the time to visit the Quai Branly museum to have a synthetic view of the Early Arts.

Selected by Jacques Kerchache, these works were intended to be an embassy. Initially temporary, it became permanent after the opening of the Quai Branly Museum. The interior architecture of 1,200 square meters, offers a consequent space. Jacques Kerchache's ambition was to show the visitor to the Louvre that, just like the great European classical art, the viewer could be moved by the formal beauty of non-European art, beyond any ethnological explanation. For Jacques Kerchache, "the essential thing is the plastic quality of a work, whatever its origin or provenance. What touches me the most is to perceive beyond a form, the creative gesture of an artist".

The "Quai Branly museum-Jacques Chirac" is located on our recommended itinerary of the "Eiffel Tower to the Arc de Triomphe". You can therefore after visiting this museum easily reach the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées by following this itinerary that you will find by clicking here.

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Open hours today: 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Monday


  • Tuesday

    10:30 am - 7:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    10:30 am - 7:00 pm

  • Thursday

    10:30 am - 10:00 pm

  • Friday

    10:30 am - 7:00 pm

  • Saturday

    10:30 am - 7:00 pm

  • Sunday

    10:30 am - 7:00 pm

  • July 24, 2024 12:20 pm local time

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