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Musee de la Musique

#126 of 1,098 things to do in Paris
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La Villette
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Address: In the Cite de la Musique | 221 av. Jean-Jaures, 19e, Paris, France
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+33 1 44 84 44 84
12:00 - 18:00
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 18:00

This museum has nearly 1,000 different instruments on display, complete...

This museum has nearly 1,000 different instruments on display, complete with audio commentary.

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Fantastic opportunity

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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Truro, United Kingdom
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Truro, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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! You need the metro to get there, but this wasn't difficult. We combined it with... More 

Thank orangegillyflower
Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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3,518 reviews
1,671 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 703 helpful votes
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
Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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 all those breathtaking Monets, Renoirs, Van Goghs, etc! It's outside the downtown core which was... More 

Thank gwendolyn214
Jerusalem District, Israel
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
Amherst, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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
Amherst, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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 presentations on each floor. We wandered into an area where a drummer was giving a... More 

Thank Patricia D
Bairnsdale, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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. Need 1 to 2 hours. Good audio in English available. Very interesting and life performances... More 

Thank Servaise
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Great museum for musicians and music lovers especially for classical music. The collection of instruments is unique and so much more than I expected prior to my visit. The museum provides great audio guides that will have tracks of sound clips of some of the instruments displayed.

1 Thank Leyla N
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

An incredibly interesting display (with free audio at various points with historical information and samples of the musical instruments), and well worth a visit!

Thank Simone W

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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 the futuristic space. Though on the outskirts of Paris, La Villette is worth the short Metro ride from the centre.
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