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Institut du Monde Arabe

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This museum houses a selection of exhibits and artifacts representing the Arab world of today and of centuries past.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1 rue des Fosses Saint Bernard, 75005 Paris, France
Quartier Latin
+33 1 40 51 38 38
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic exterior and an excellent museum. Lots of Roman related items from their conquest of the Arab world. The restaurant on the top floor is also outstanding. Definite worth a visit.

Thank Boggio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We come here for special exhibitions which are always well-curated, interesting. Display spaces are pleasant. I love the rooftop cafe on a sunny day with the splendid views of the river and Ile St. Louis. Great place to rest and have a drink.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Universal mass media system begins with signs and colours. All the creations and formations of past kith n kin are unforgetable and invaluable with modern electronic plastic gadgets.

Reviewed 4 August 2018

This Institute of the Arabic World in Paris never disappoint with the exhibitions they organize. The place is very pleasant and easily to get there, in the Rive Gauche. At this time, July 2018, they are showing an exhibition that describe all the projects, negotiations,...More

1  Thank JuPereira
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Wonderful place to spend hours with friends at the cafe terrase with a beautiful garden. Take a menthe team with some moroccan sweeties.

1  Thank Zhengfsrm
Reviewed 15 July 2018

It is a rather massive building. We took the elevator to the 9th of the Institute, walk to a terrace that offers nice views of the Seine River, the bridges of Paris, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and even the La Defénse area. It was splendid,...More

Thank sun20
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Very interesting exhibition about story of Suez Canal. We start with the incredible inauguration of the Canal, with Empress of France Eugénie de Montijo in 1869. After that all the story is told about the Canal from Old Egypt until the 19th century, among Greek,...More

Thank catherine l
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Of course you go for the architecture but the art is a surprising juxtaposition. There is ancient contrasted with contemporary. A lot of the new work was very interesting and unexpected to me. If you walk to the backside along the street, there is a...More

1  Thank michaelscott421
Reviewed 25 May 2018

So they apparently spent Euro 230 MILLION on the building and less than 5% of that on the collection.....there are perhaps 20 good pre Islamic artifacts and some world class artifacts from Christians in the Middle East. The rest is very forgettable - I had...More

Thank angmohs
Reviewed 2 May 2018

This is not the Van Gogh or the Rijk, or the D'Orsay in Paris. But it is worthy and impressive, and for a museum that is less than 6 years old that's more than I expected. Balanced. Even has a small but significant set of...More

1  Thank Michael B
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The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life,
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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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