Musee du Quai Branly
Museum opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 11:00-19:00; Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11:00-21:00. Garden opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 09:15-19: 30; Thursday, Friday, Saturday 09:15-21:15. Closed on Monday (opened on Monday during school holidays), closed on May 1 and December 25. (Local time)
Leave Paris behind for a few hours and explore the Musee du Quai Branly, Paris's hub of non-western art and artifacts. Situated along the beautiful Seine River just steps from the Eiffel Tower, the museum is split into four sections: America, Africa, Asia, and Australasia. Its permanent collection showcases over 300,000 items from these regions, giving you more than a taste of each. You will see masks from South America and Africa, instruments from the most remote regions and cultures, stunning clothes from China, and South American shaman coats. Be sure to go by the museum's gardens before you go home.