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Le Jardin du musée

The garden

Designed by Gilles Clément, the garden is an integral part of the museum. This verdant space, sheltered from the sounds of the embankment by a high glass palisade, occupies an area of 18,000 m² and gives an impression of abundance to passers-by.

Practical Information

  • from 9.15 am to 7.30 pm from Tuesday to Sunday
  • from 9.15 am to 9.15 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • Free access

Discover the Garden

The garden exploration guide

A place of nature and culture, the garden is an invitation to travel, featuring trails, small hills, paved paths and pools ideal for meditation and reverie. The garden houses 169 trees and thirty or so plant species: oaks and maples on the north, magnolias and cherries on the south. 

Thanks to the stilt structure, the garden passes underneath the museum, where it is planted with grasses. The ticket offices are also located outside. Performances, lectures and concerts are held in an open-air theater in the heart of the garden.


Download "Guide d'exploration du jardin" in french (pdf, 905 KB, new window), open in a new window

Guide d'exploration du jardin, cover

“Tortoise Garden” Interactive Itinerary

Alone or with the family, follow the trails and stone-paved paths, explore the clearings and search for QR codes.

Fun and interactive itinerary for exploring the secrets of the garden and discovering the fairy tales and legends of the tortoise (available in french).

  • museum garden
  • during museum opening hours
Illustration of interactive journey through QR codes around the turtle © Christine Davenier

Jardin d'été” Cultural Season 

Why not visit the garden for another reason? Every year in July and August, the garden of the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac takes on a festival atmosphere.

Workshops, storytelling, introductions, "Siestes Électroniques" and more. Make your choice from our eclectic programme open to everyone.

Booklet "Jardin d'été" 2015

Explore the garden with the 360+ module

Using innovative technology, the 360+ immersive module allows the user to visit the museum garden guided by a commentary from its creator Gilles Clément.

Combining 360° shots, videos and an audio commentary by the landscapist, this technology offers intuitive navigation for an original tour of the museum garden. The easy-to-use immersive video allows the user to freely explore, to move about and observe the environment and to change direction at any time.

Navigating in the 360+ module

  • Press the “Lecture” [Play] button to start the video.
  • Click with the mouse and hold down to move the viewpoint.
  • Use the menu bar that appears at the bottom
  • You can also see the full size module in a new window