Paris Travel Planner   Musée de l'Homme, Paris, France
Focusing on the evolution of humans and human societies, the Musée de l'Homme tackles some of the broad questions about our evolution.




The Musée de l'Homme, or Museum of Man, focuses on the evolution of humans and human societies. Housed in the Passy Wing of the Palais de Chaillot, the Musée de l'Homme reopened in 2015 after extensive renovations.

The museum's collections include prehistory and biological and cultural anthropology. It is a research institution that defines part of its role as providing a forum for discussion and debate about issues of the human sciences.

The permanent collection aims to address three broad questions: who are we? where do we come from? and where are we headed? Within that broad scope, exhibits look at what it means to be human.

The museum's collections range from Cro-Magnon fossils to Paleolithic statues. Its anthropology and prehistory collections are particularly strong. They include mummies and Paleolithic remains, as well as Neolithic and Bronze Age artifacts

The Musée de l'Homme is a nice complement to the Quai Branly Museum, with its emphasis on art and artifacts from Oceania, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. In fact, the two museums offer a shared ticket: if you have a paid ticket to the Quai Branly, you can use it during the next 12 months for free access to the Musée de l'Homme.

The Palais de Chaillot is also home to two other museums: the Musée de la Marine, focusing on maritime history, and the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine, where you can learn about the architectural history of Paris.

In addition to visiting the Musée de l'Homme, if you're interested in archaeology and prehistory, consider an excursion to Saint-Germain-en-Laye and the National Archaeology Museum. More...

Closed Tuesdays. Open Wednesday evening.

Métro: Trocadéro
Bus: 22 and 32

Musée de l'Homme
17 place Trocadéro
75116 Paris
+33 (0)1 44 05 72 72

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  Palais de Chaillot, Paris

View of the Palais de Chaillot, which houses not only the Musée de l'Homme, but also the Musée de la Marine and the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine.




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