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Musee de la Musique

In the Cite de la Musique | 221 av. Jean-Jaures, 19e, Paris, France
+33 1 44 84 44 84
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This museum has nearly 1,000 different instruments on display, complete with audio commentary.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 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

1  Thank AnitaBBB
Reviewed 12 December 2014

I was at first reluctant when my 18 year old niece wanted to visit but after the first few minutes I realized this is a hidden gem in the amazing array of museums in Paris. I recommend the audio tour as it provides so much...More

Thank Andrew215
Reviewed 7 December 2014

This museum was a pleasant surprise on our trip. The exhibits were very interesting and the (free) audio narratives were very well done. One thing which makes this museum stand out is the way you can select the actual instruments on display (i.e the several...More

1  Thank TinMan1990
Reviewed 3 December 2014

A must for anyone who has a serious interest in any kind of music, not just classical. If you have ever played an instrument of any sort there will be a version of it here. The museum is in a new building and is well...More

1  Thank PANDA5661
Reviewed 10 November 2014

then please visit this museum. It is a bit outside the city (Parc de la Villette in the 19th Arrondissement) but can be accessed by the Metro 5. We were pleasantly surprised at the layout and sheer volume of instruments present at this museum. It...More

1  Thank ileftfootprints
Reviewed 28 October 2014

Went here a few months ago after finding very positive reviews on here. We really enjoyed the displays, there was a man demonstrating some of the instruments and we loved the Punk exhibition. Well worth a few Euros entry fee.

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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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