Fodor's Expert Review Musée de l’Homme

Champs-Élysees Museum/Gallery
After a raison d'être revamp and six years of renovation, Paris’s storied anthropology museum, located in the west wing of the Palais de Chaillot, reopened its doors in late 2015. When President Jacques Chirac’s legacy project (the Musée du Quai Branly, dedicated to the world’s indigenous arts and cultures) pilfered half of this museum's pieces, few thought the rest would survive. But now it has come roaring back to life. Focused now on “science and human societies,” the Musée de l’Homme has 33,368 square feet of sparkling exhibition space, where it displays more than 700,000 prehistoric artifacts and art objects. And it now does so using the most modern of museum tricks—including interactive displays, 3-D projections, and educational games—to help visitors understand the history of the human species. While you’re admiring the 25,000-year-old Venus of Lespugue or comparing the skull of Cro-Magnon man with that of René Descartes, don’t forget to look out the window:... READ MORE
After a raison d'être revamp and six years of renovation, Paris’s storied anthropology museum, located in the west wing of the Palais de Chaillot, reopened its doors in late 2015. When President Jacques Chirac’s legacy project (the Musée du Quai Branly, dedicated to the world’s indigenous arts and cultures) pilfered half of this museum's pieces, few thought the rest would survive. But now it has come roaring back to life. Focused now on “science and human societies,” the Musée de l’Homme has 33,368 square feet of sparkling exhibition space, where it displays more than 700,000 prehistoric artifacts and art objects. And it now does so using the most modern of museum tricks—including interactive displays, 3-D projections, and educational games—to help visitors understand the history of the human species. While you’re admiring the 25,000-year-old Venus of Lespugue or comparing the skull of Cro-Magnon man with that of René Descartes, don’t forget to look out the window: the view from the upper floors across to the Eiffel Tower and southern Paris is spectacular. READ LESS
Museum/Gallery Historical Family

Quick Facts

17 Pl. du Trocadéro
Paris, Île-de-France  75116, France

-01–44–05–72–72

www.museedelhomme.fr

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €10, €10 (€12 with temporary exhibitions), Closed Tues.

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