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Musee de la Musique

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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, 75019 Paris, France
19th Arr. - Buttes-Chaumont
+33 1 44 84 44 84
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

Located in the La Villete park, next to the Peripherique. Easy access with the metro, stop Porte de Pantin. Close to the Music School. It is not crowded and affords an excellent display of musical instruments, and not only to be seen, but they can...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

Make sure you get the audio guide as it's important in the understanding of the sound of the instruments that you will learn about. This is also a good place for special expos on music.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

The music museum at the "Cite de la Musique" is in a specially made building for the large collection of old and new instruments, also from different parts of the world with unique instruments. The earphones with numbers for filmed pieces of different kinds of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank BasicsTouring
Reviewed 8 June 2018

The museum is in a modern big building. The collection is various. The Gamelan(Indonesian traditional music istrument) has an entrance door. Even you are not a music lover, you will learn better about music instruments. It worths visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Solodam J
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Pretty far away from central Paris but reachable via Metro. This is a must for music lovers. A basic knowledge of French helps your understanding of titles but is not really necessary if you know what you are looking at.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank karen2450
Reviewed 24 May 2018

The collection of instruments is comprehensive, the info screens have also English as option. It is not difficult to get much information even from the French beside the instruments. The best feature by far, in my opinion, was Musicien au Musée. I was perhaps super...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Seppo H
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Plenty of musical instruments displayed, many music samples and videos to listen to with the headphones provided. Today we also had a free wonderful interactive performance of a traditional Mongolian viola da gamba called Morin Khuur. I suggest you have a look at the website...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Ray_Field
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Most beautiful audio tour ever in a museum! Lots of beautiful instruments from everywhere and you can hear them during the audio tour. Anyone who sometimes plays music himself will find this museum interesting and wonderful.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Johanhimself
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Offers a huge collection of musical instruments. Leads you through the history of both western, asian and african musical instruments.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank valdans
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

The museum is an excellent experience with hundreds if not thousands of instruments. A lot of information and audio examples is availble through the audio guide. For kids there are "red numbers" with adjusted content. The part I liked most was the live music demonstration....More

Date of experience: September 2017
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