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“Excellent collection of instruments”

Musee de la Musique
Ranked #60 of 2,003 things to do in Paris
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Owner description: This museum has nearly 1,000 different instruments on display, complete with audio commentary.
Reviewed 23 May 2018

The collection of instruments is comprehensive, the info screens have also English as option. It is not difficult to get much information even from the French beside the instruments.

The best feature by far, in my opinion, was Musicien au Musée.
I was perhaps super lucky to hear horn player Emmanuel Domergue present his instruments, how the sound originates in them, and how the instrument enhances it. Pavane pour une infante defunte and the other sample tunes were absolutely beautiful.

You can check for the list of musicians on the pages
philharmoniedeparis.fr

Thank Seppo H
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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.

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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.

Thank Seereel
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