Located in the aisle “Passy” of Palais de Chaillot, the Musée de l’Homme is a museum which has been totally refurbished during 7 years and re-opened in 2015. If the building didn’t change (as it is classified as Historical Monument), the interior has been totally changed.
In 1928, Paul Rivet, a professor of Anthropology wished to create a Laboratory Museum : a place gathering a library, ethnographic, prehistorical and anthropological collections dedicated to Humans but also research missions.
The Palais de Chaillot itself has been built for the Universal Exhibition of 1878 by Gabriel Daviout.
This museum will tell you the story of Humans and their future. You will live an immersion in the heart of the human evolution from Cro-Magnon to Descartes. Everything is in there.
Qualified as Museum-Laboratory, it welcomes 150 researchers at the Research Center located inside the museum, who will introduce their discoveries to the public of the Museum.
The Musée de l’Homme is also a fabulous interactive museum as you will be able to shake your hand with a chimpanzee or a Neanderthal, but also to be filmed as one of those men or smell the odour of a prehistorical fire. You will discover the humanity with all your senses.
Don’t miss the 2500sqm of the Galerie de l’Homme with one of the richer collection of the world in terms of anthropology and paleontology ; the skylight of Davioud, a relic of the old Palais de Chaillot from 1878.
Don’t forget either to explore the amazing exhibition called “Nous et les Autres (Ourselves and the Others)”, available until January 8th, which speaks about racism and relationship between humans.
Open every day except on Tuesdays from 10am to 6pm
10 €uros normal rate
Métro Trocadéro, line 6 from the hôtel Tourisme Avenue
Exit 6 “Avenue Paul Doumer”
Musée de l’Homme