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Institut du Monde Arabe

1 rue des Fosses Saint Bernard, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 40 51 38 38
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This museum houses a selection of exhibits and artifacts representing the Arab world of today and of centuries past.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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1 rue des Fosses Saint Bernard, 75005 Paris, France
Quartier Latin
+33 1 40 51 38 38
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an interesting building, but it is confusing and hard to navigate. Plus it is somewhat claustrophobic due to low ceilings, etc. But we just saw an exhibition about Christianity in the Arab world, which was very interesting. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank PrinceConsort
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting building and exhibitions. On the top nice view on Notre Dame and a simili- restaurant. Bad service. Avoid it.

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Have a cup of tea or lunch at the rooftop cafe and enjoy spectacular views of Ile St. Louis and the Seine. There often are excellent special expos here in their great expo space. Spectacular modern architecture.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Beautiful building, well laid out exhibitions with lots of reading material and located not to far (10 min walk) from Notre Dame. I would recommend taking out some time to check this out

Thank Faisal R
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

The exhibition about Arab-african art was good. Nice examples of a variety of styles from the Mahgreb to Zanzibar. The restaurant on the 9th floor has Parisien prices. €6 for tea? You must be joking! The view from the terrace is free and accessible without...More

Thank phnijman
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We attended a concert by Manu Dibango at this venue. We were driven but it is well known and prominent. The ticket collection is efficient and we were directed to the auditorium in an orderly fashion. It was an unreserved seating event but all the...More

1  Thank LTWells101
Reviewed 29 May 2017

A very interesting exhibition that tells the history of muslims in Sub-saharan Africa. It was well presented with lots of artifacts. I did not get to see the permanent collection or visit the library but will definitely do this in the future.

Thank Loulwa_Kaloyeros
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We loved the experience at the Institut du Monde Arabe and learned a lot. I especially loved seeing the textiles and wish I knew how to copy them.

Thank Bettina H
Reviewed 16 May 2017

The museum tells the story of the Arabs and their influence on the Middle East, North Africa and the East Cost of Africa. It treats the three major religions that arose in the area, its arts and life style. Well laid out on four floors,...More

1  Thank brwydave02
Reviewed 24 April 2017

when i went there it had a really welcoming aura and it was really good, the food was just ...delicious!, and the waiters were all so useful and kind . i really recomend this place because really it's one of the best place i've ever...More

Thank Kitsune N
Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life,
architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The
small streets are filled with classical buildings,
student bars and lively eateries while the squares are
dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined
by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin
once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which
celebrates the great men and women of France. During
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