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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
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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...More

1  Thank Leyla N
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Although this attraction did not appear in our guidebook, after reading reviews on trip advisor and as keen musicians we were keen to visit this museum. Although a little outside of town, the metro is close by. Not open until midday but well worth the...More

2  Thank RobynJackson86
Reviewed 14 March 2016

This museum is not on the regular beaten path for tourists, which makes it even more appealing. Located in the La Villette Park area and housed inside the Symphony building it is a true gem and very reasonably priced. Included is 5 floors of over...More

1  Thank traveltheworld012
Reviewed 2 March 2016

A must see for anybody that has ever practiced music or had any connection to it whatsoever. You start at the birth of the opera and the creation of the first instruments, then through enlightenment phase and romantic Europe, you stroll pass Chopin's piano and...More

Thank wanderlust_tea
Reviewed 22 January 2016

This is z great museum at any time but whilst they have a Chagall exhibition it's even better but it finishes at the end of the month. Very busy so purchase tickets ahead of time and be prepared to queue. It's 10euros so not expensive...More

Thank JANDDBritinParis
Reviewed 10 November 2015

Since I was an architectural student, I wanted to visit this well known building "Cite de la musique". I wasn't disappointed at all. You feel you are walking into a musical note.... or passing through an instrument of music. Must see in Paris.

Thank Costy M
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

We visited this museum because we had seen enough paintings and didn't feel that our brains could take any more. It was a great alternative. The museum was surprisingly huge, spread over five floors, with an amazing inventory of historical instruments. The video panels next...More

Thank GraceFromSydney
Reviewed 9 October 2015

As I had a ticket for the new Philharmonie, I decided to visit the Musée de la musique, which is next door. This museum was so fascinating and such a wonderful learning experience (with the excellent audio guide) that I wish I had arrived earlier....More

Thank ExchangeInPorgugal
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Complimentary audiotape has hours of beautiful classical tidbits relating to the many ancient and modern and unique instruments,all beautifully displayed.Plus there may be a live soloist. The dramatic architecture of the new symphony hall 1 & the modest hall 2 are wonderful to walk around.Porte...More

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