around The seduction of the palate exhibition

Bronze Jue, Shang (vers 1600-1050 AV. JC), dernière phase (1200-1050 AV. JC) © National Museum of China
Bronze Jue, Shang (around 1600-1050 B.C. ), late phase (1200-1050 B.C. ) © National Museum of China


guided tour of the exhibition

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes


    • Saturdays 4, 11, 18 and 25 August and Saturday 1 September at 2.30 pm
    • Sunday 24 June at 4.00 pm
    • Saturdays 23 and 30 June, Saturdays 7, 14, 21 and 28 July at 6.00 pm

    more about guided tours

    the exhibition on the social networks

    Throughout the duration of the exhibition, we invite you to share your experience of the exhibition on Twitter with hashtag #SeductionsMQB. You can also find the latest news about the exhibition on our Facebook page.

    narrated tours of the exhibition

    Bol en porcelaine à décor de chèvres, époque Ming (1368-1644), ère Jiajing (1522-1566) © National Museum of China
    Porcelain bowl with goat decoration, Ming period (1368-1644), Jiajing era (1522-1566) © National Museum of China

    For families with children from 6 years of age

    To choose his successor, the emperor of China puts his three sons to a strange test:  each must compose a menu reflecting the soul and history of his people... A voyage in story-telling by Isabelle Genlis, Gwenola Sanquer or Eric Frossard about the origin of food and its status in Chinese culture.

    • in the context of the Seductions of the Palate weekend Saturday and Sunday 7 and 8 July at 2.30 pm (free)
    • the following Sundays at 11.30 am : 8, 15, 22 and 29 July, 12, 19 and 26 August, 9 and 23 September (usual rate)
    catalogue de l'exposition
    exhibition catalogue


    exhibition catalogue

    Catalogue for The Seductions of the Palate, Eating and Cooking in China,

    22 x 28 cm, 216 pages; paperback, €35

    coedition musée du quai Branly – Actes Sud - le Rouergue.

    see the catalogue for the RMN - GP online shop

    The Seductions of the Palate Before and weekend


    BEFORE 6 JULY FROM 7.00 PM TO 11.00 PM

    For this last Before of the season, visit the exhibition, which is open until 11.00 pm and in the presence of the speakers from 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm. Then, with your taste buds tingling, enjoy a long summer evening with gastronomy, music and culture.

    more about BEFORE


    After the Before, a special weekend relating to gastronomy and Chinese culture:  narrated tour of the exhibition, introduction to Chinese games, an encounter in the reading room and – of course – the traditional tea ceremony.

    more about the programme for the weekend