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 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • from 9.15 am to 10.15 pm on Thursday
  • 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

LE podcast : Le jardin du musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac au fil des saisons

Dans cette série de 4 podcasts, le paysagiste et jardinier Gilles Clément, concepteur du site, nous guide dans le jardin à travers ses souvenirs, ses envies et invite un spécialiste pour (re)découvrir le jardin autrement.

Un voyage poétique et sensoriel au cœur du jardin parisien.

  • Podcast en 4 épisodes de 20 min chacun, épisode « été » disponible le 1er juillet 2022 à découvrir ici.

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, "Hip Hop Collections" Festival and more. Make your choice from our eclectic programme open to everyone.