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Musee de la Musique

Closes in 16 min: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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This museum has nearly 1,000 different instruments on display, complete with audio commentary.
Closes in 16 min
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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 25 June 2015

Well, perhaps not... but it was a funky location to see Helene Grimaud and the audience, while not glitzy, was certainly posh. if you like your music, don't limit yourself - check it out! The surrounding area offers nightlife - bars, food and outdoor music.

Thank Jamie N
Reviewed 10 May 2015

We had paid to go see the fabulous David Bowie expo at the Philharmonie de Paris and this ticket also allowed us to visit the Musée de la Musique. I wasn’t going to get the audio guide even though it was free because I usually...More

Thank MiaGlobetrotter
Reviewed 19 April 2015

It was not what we expected, but we liked what was explained about the instruments. However, it looks like they are not yet well organized to attract tourists and visitors.

Thank sipivu
Reviewed 19 April 2015

I'm just a "tagger" to a music nerd but I do appreciate seeing beauty and rare and interesting things. While this place was a bit out in the "burbs", it was an easy ride on the Metro. Alight at Porte de Pantin Metro and walk...More

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 17 April 2015

If you're studying music, this place is for you. The instruments, of which there are many (!), are organised chronologically, with countless rarities and a great English audio guide to take you through. The octobass is a particular highlight, and I found myself gaping at...More

Thank Pat94r
Reviewed 9 April 2015

First, this place is huge!! Several floors of unbelievable musical instruments. There are audio guides, one for adults and another for children, with interesting narrations and explanations of the various instruments and clips of music played to illustrate. The metro stop is right outside the...More

Thank Charlestongirl220
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Absolutely stunning, unforgettable museum on the history of musical instruments (strings, winds, brass, keyboards, electronics - all of them!). When in Paris, GO THERE! This may well be the most comprehensive museum on musical instruments history on the entire planet. Certainly, I have never even...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 4 February 2015

The instruments are locked behind glass, and nothing is provided to help you appreciate the music made with them. If it were a car museum, the pieces of cars would be exhibited but there would be no complete cars to admire. Really quite uneventful. It's...More

Thank Palaiseauguy
Reviewed 11 January 2015

After looking at reviews of this place I decided to take my children there, even though it was out of the way. My kids are both learning the piano, so I thought this museum would introduce them to other instruments and other types of music....More

5  Thank duomo2
Reviewed 5 January 2015

First things first - this place is far from the centre, BUT the neighbourhood is really cool, if you want to see how real Parisiens live and commute. We tried a restaurant in the neighbourhood and it was really good and totally local-oriented. Also about...More

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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
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