6. Musée de quai Branly

Musee du Quai Branly-Paris-Exterior

Perched in the 7th arrondissement with views looking out at the Eiffel tower, Musée de quai Branly is one of the most stylish museums in Paris. Housing indigenous art and culture from the ancient civilisations across every continent, the museum building is contrastingly modern. Designed by architect Jean Nouvel, the building features glass walls on the inside and a 200m wide ‘green wall’ made up of vertically planted greenery on the outside. Facing directly out onto quai Branly, a tall glass wall ensures that the museum’s front gardens are magically quiet, despite overlooking the busy street.