Introductory tours of the museum

Guided Tours


The place

Designed by Jean Nouvel

Go behind the scenes in a dynamic and innovative museum...
This tour introduces you to Jean Nouvel's extraordinary architectural and museographic project, from the arrangement of the external space to the organization of the displays and lighting: The main collections, the glass instrument tower, the terrace with its view across the whole of Paris... A different way of looking at the museum's vocation as a bridge between cultures.

  • Duration: 1.5hr
  • Group rate € 150 + € 7 per person for "Permanent Collections" entrance ticket (reduced rate - normally € 9)
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Artist Garden

"Opening up" a new two-hectare garden at the heart of Paris...
 A natural and luxuriant setting for the museum collections, the garden designed by Gilles Clément conceals unsuspected treasures. Discover secret paths and clearings, fences, little hills, a network of paths and pools ideal for meditation and dreaming... not forgetting the technical feat which is Patrick Blanc's green wall! Behind the design of these spaces, two visions of nature complement and harmonize with each other: tribal animism and the current preoccupation with durable development.

  • Duration: 1hr
  • Group rate € 130 (no entrance ticket required).
  • Visit recommended from spring to autumn

THE collections


Around the World in 1h30!
This tour, designed around a selection of major objects, provides the ideal first view of the museum and its collections. Visit every continent and discover the diversity and depth of a variety of cultures and their relationships with our Western world.

  • Duration: 1.5hr
  • Group rate € 150 + € 7 per person for "Permanent Collections" entrance ticket (reduced rate - normally € 9)


As the first general tour of the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, this route gives you the keys to its collections and its original museography and invites you to lift the veil on certain emblematic works.

  • Duration: 1 hr
  • Group rates: € 150 + € 7 per pers. for “Main collections level" entrance ticket (instead of € 9 per person)


The dialogue between cultures...
Discover the permanent collections through the theme of metissage. Beyond their attachment to a particular culture, objects reveal stories of encounters, of melding and of influences transmitted between different civilizations or continents.

  • Duration: 1hr
  • Group rate € 130 + € 7 per person for "Permanent Collections" entrance ticket (reduced rate - normally € 9)

Information and Reservations: +33 (0)1 56 61 53 53 (from Monday to Friday, 09.30 am to 5.00 pm, no later than two weeks before your visit date.)