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User Reviews (12 Reviews)
- Institut du Monde ArabeJul 25, 2013
I would recommend this museum if you are looking for a populated but not crowded museum that covers a wide range of topics from religion to architecture to pottery. The museum does not only have exhibits on the Arab world, starting in the B.C.E. all the way to the 20th century, it also has exhibits about people and regions near the Arab world (such as an impressive collection of Persian pottery). What I was most impressed by was their religion exhibition. The museum has very old artifacts from the Middle East and beyond of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. I think this museum is great in showing how diverse the Arab world is, showing its influence on others as well as inspiration from other cultures and regions.
The museum starts on the 7th floor (I believe) and goes down until the 4th. There is a huge library there as well, for any researchers out there. On the top floor, there is a Noura, a Lebanese chain. There are some appetizers, some desserts, some stuff in between - it's not to die for but it's a great snack. The best part about the restaurant is the view! I thought it was more impressive than what one can see on top of Galeries Lafayette. I was actually with an authentic Parisien who said "I've never seen a view of Paros lie this before" (she hadn't been to the museum before).
The architecture of the building is very impressive, with some cool sculptures in front, too.
- Institut du Monde ArabeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Apr 07, 2013
With a lovely roof-top views, mint tea, and a great selection of baked sweets this is a great place to enjoy a quiet moment in busy Paris.
The baklava is fantastic, but best be warned that all the meringue is rise flavoured. It's not everyone's cup of tea.
- Institut du Monde ArabeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4First to ReviewJul 10, 2012
1, Rue Fossés St Bernard. By architect Jean Nouvel is probably the other chief building; simple and elegant, the geometrical treatment of the organizing elements is an attractive subtle décor. The tea room is pricey but has a very nice view.