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“A must for music lovers”

Musee de la Musique
Ranked #42 of 2,253 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This museum has nearly 1,000 different instruments on display, complete with audio commentary.
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Plenty of musical instruments displayed, many music samples and videos to listen to with the headphones provided. Today we also had a free wonderful interactive performance of a traditional Mongolian viola da gamba called Morin Khuur. I suggest you have a look at the website before deciding when to go because these performances do not take place every day.
Very good for children too. Reasonably priced at eight euros per adult visitor. One last important information: during the week it opens only at 12:00!

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Most beautiful audio tour ever in a museum! Lots of beautiful instruments from everywhere and you can hear them during the audio tour. Anyone who sometimes plays music himself will find this museum interesting and wonderful.

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Offers a huge collection of musical instruments. Leads you through the history of both western, asian and african musical instruments.

Thank valdans
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

The museum is an excellent experience with hundreds if not thousands of instruments. A lot of information and audio examples is availble through the audio guide. For kids there are "red numbers" with adjusted content. The part I liked most was the live music demonstration. In my case it was with the flutist Florence Jacquemart. She explained various - never seen before - antique instruments and explained the early music. Last but not least there is a fantasic shop with many CDs and books at the end of your visit. Also here I found it amazing how France offers a rich set of interesting books for their children such as Raggae or Jazz explained with audio samples. Of course it would have been great to able to attend a concert in the concert hall but I didn't have tickets booked in advance.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Being a musician, I really wanted to see this museum, so I talked my wife into making the trek over here and SHE had a great time. I did as well, but I think she was pleasantly surprised as it is kind of out of the way in a not very visited part of Paris by tourists. It's located in the 19th arrondissement. But they have a fantastic display of stringed instruments, very ornate pianos, and they usually have a musician giving a short concert on one of the old instruments. I was upstairs looking at a display and I heard someone playing an old violin and I literally started tearing up because it was so beautiful, the sound in there is really nice. Lots of interactive displays so you can hear the old instruments and it's a very peaceful and quiet setting. They give you headphones so you're not disturbing everyone else's peace and quiet. It is definitely worth the trek to see this display. This is a very local neighborhood with lots of families and a very large park nearby with the river running alongside, so it's a good place to explore. Really beautiful museum, super friendly people working here, and they also have a very nice CD/record store with some very obscure selections. I was able to find some foreign CDs that I couldn't find in the States, so it was an added bonus for me. :-)

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