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Museum of the Arab World, Paris

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3.6/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
Museum of the Arab World has a freely accessible rooftop, which allows for a beautiful bird's-eye view of the northern half of Paris. Work out when and for how long to visit Museum of the Arab World and other Paris attractions using our handy Paris itinerary planner.
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  • a little disappointed with my visit to the IMA. the exhibition rooms are spread on several levels but in reality, few objects presented and not always highlighted as a bit suspended in a vacuum and without really of museology of presentation.
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  • I was there for the last day (Sunday 25 September), and I would have regretted not seeing. The garden created during was interesting, but it's the exhibition, built on a journey of the gardens of Babylon to the creations contemporary (including the Embassy of France in Doha) which was worth the trip (I came from Bordeaux). On the other hand, if the 9th floor terrace offers a beautiful view of Paris, the coffee that's installed service is lamentable slowness and so disrespect of the customer. Moreover, I did not visit the Museum of the Institute.
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  • Great disappointment for this Museum and its gardens. We paid €6 per person to access the Museum + the garden (reduced rate), and to be quite honest, it's cheap for what we saw. There is free and well most beautiful gardens to see in Paris. The staff is rude with the exception of two or three people smiling and polite...
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  • Famous building from Jean Nouvel . Start to age a bit but still very interesting to visit. Be sure to checkout the unique camera-like iris diaphragm windows panels that imitate oriental pattern and adjust the ambient light inside the building. Good bookstore specialized in Middle East culture.
  • Fantastic museum that give you more insight about the mathematical and astronomical realisation of the Muslim culture.
  • This building is world famous for the design of its windows which adapt according to daylight. We visited the place but unfortunately it was closed and couldn't go inside. There are some nice mini buildings around though, perfect for a couple of pictures.
  • Impressive museum showing permanent and temporary exhibits from and about the Middle East and Arabic culture. The tea house, Nourra, is very popular with locals, especially the one that is at the top of the building, affording views of the city.
  • We went on a Friday afternoon, not long after the massacres in the city, so it was very quiet. We did the tour of the 'fables', and it was very well done and interesting. The museum is very big, very interesting, I will definitely be back for future exhibitions.
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