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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, Paris, France
La Villette
+33 1 44 84 44 84
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Reviewed 5 October 2012

The last time I swas in Paris (with an adult son) we stayed not too far from Parc de la Villette, and on the last day we decided to visit the park. We intended to visit both the Musee de la Musique and the Cité...More

4  Thank aoimacollamain
Reviewed 20 September 2012

This is a fantastic place for people who are into the history of musical instruments. Located at 221 Av Jean Jaures in the 19th in Parc de la Villette, it is worth the effort to get there. There are over 1000 instruments from the 17th...More

4  Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 4 September 2012

Both my wife and I play the piano as a hobby, so we thought this would be interesting, not expecting anything spectacular. It is the best collection of instruments I've seen in any museum. They have dozens of each type, from different time periods and...More

4  Thank Globetrottter333
Reviewed 3 September 2012 via mobile

Huge gallery of very interesting and rare instruments, excellent music excursion. We spent a lot of time here and really enjoyed it

1  Thank glase
Reviewed 1 September 2012

This is a wonderful museum where with an audio guide you can listen to music played on the actual and often ancient instrument at the touch of a button. The collection is fantastic and has music from all around the world: I would rate it...More

2  Thank Anchorfield
Reviewed 16 July 2012

This is probably the best music museum in the world. It has a wonderful collection of all western musical instruments organized in a chronological order showing their development. Visitors are provided with an individual listening unit in their choice of language. As you progress through...More

12  Thank AMS48301
Reviewed 14 June 2012 via mobile

We wished we had more time!!! The short clips are wonderful. The audio guide is well done with diff bits for adults and children!

1  Thank Monster695
Reviewed 31 May 2012

The audio was a fantastic way to hear and see and learn about the instruments.

Thank Beverlz
Reviewed 21 May 2012

Never expected to get such a thorough history of musical instruments. Get the free audioguide so you can hear the actual instruments that you are looking at - in addition to geting a historical narrative.

2  Thank drichrx
Reviewed 7 January 2012

It's a very interactive museum. You should go with time, to really appreciate the atmosphere of the museum and the sounds of the various instruments. It's a travel along the history of the music and it combines very well visual art and sounds. It's not...More

3  Thank marciofleury
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