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Musee de la Musique

In the Cite de la Musique | 221 av. Jean-Jaures, 19e, Paris, France
+33 1 44 84 44 84
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This museum has nearly 1,000 different instruments on display, complete with audio commentary.
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In the Cite de la Musique | 221 av. Jean-Jaures, 19e, Paris, France
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+33 1 44 84 44 84
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum exhibits a very nice and beautiful collection of musical instruments from 17th/18th century, they have some demonstrations for musical instruments with specific times. Beautiful harpsichord and piano collections from 18th century. They provide a headphone to listen the details of the instruments and...More

Thank christiangJ2715SI
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nuits des Musées, 2017.05.20 - after a concert in Le Philharmonie, entered the free night opening. The museum is very accessible and open exposition of a variety of instruments through time and geographies. Audioguides are a valuable asset.

Thank WS_55_60
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This museum offers a fantastic opportunity to see and hear an enormous range of musical instruments. Audio guide available in English is included and is essential for hearing the music. Options also for children. Seating was a welcome relief from standing looking at art elsewhere!...More

Thank orangegillyflower
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Good museum, often with terrific special exhibits. Get the head phones because much of the museum has to do with sound. Good museum shop with collector CDs. Out on the edge of the city.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 10 February 2017

To admire all instruments of music and her fabrications, precious violins, also a Stradivarious from the famous spanish virtuose Pablo de Sarasate; many other decorations of instruments and exhibitions.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This museum is amazing! There are hundreds of instruments from different periods of history available to see and a great audio guide that lets you hear them as well. There is so much fine art in Paris that this was almost a welcome break from...More

Thank gwendolyn214
Reviewed 8 January 2017

A very interesting museum, that's worth the distance from the city center. Although it's a big museum, it's not boring.

Thank VeredPorzycki
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

If you perform, teach, or have any interest in music, then you should find this museum worth your time. Ancient instruments to Renaissance to Baroque to instruments from all over the world. Included in the modest admission price is the audio guide.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

WOW. What a great place. You can admire the Philharmonie building outside, and then have a great time at this museum. There are displays of instruments from tribal people all the way up to modern times. The audio guide was great. There are short video...More

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Quite a way from the centre of Paris but worth the effort to go. I went to Fare the North (or East also works well) and then had a lovely walk along the river to the not well narked museum. Asking around helps a lot....More

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La Villette
This futuristic landscape has come to define the
northeast of Paris. The Saint-Denis canal is framed
with luscious lawns and metallic buildings over a
wide-open space. Home to Europe's largest science
museum, this area rewards daytime and nighttime
explorations; there are three concert spaces, plus
cinemas and bars, and even open-air cinema in the
summer. The surrounding homes are a sharp contrast to
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