Musée de l’Homme
Palais de Chaillot
The two curved, colonnaded wings of this building (built for the 1937 International Expo) and the terrace in between them afford an...
Musée de la Marine
Located in the western wing of Palais de Chaillot, the Maritime Museum examines France’s naval adventures from the 17th century until...
Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine
This mammoth 23,000-sq-metre space is an ode on three floors to French architecture. The highlight is the light-filled ground floor with...
Théâtre National de Chaillot
French national theatre located beneath the Trocadéro esplanade, primarily staging modern-dance productions.
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Musée de l’Homme information
Originally opened in 1882 and recently renovated, this museum traces the evolution of humankind through artefacts gathered from around the world. There are few English labels, and the transitions between exhibits sometimes lack coherency, but there are nevertheless some fascinating pieces on display, including a Cro Magnon shell necklace, delicately carved mammoth tusks and reindeer jawbones, a variety of Paleolithic stone tools and a Peruvian mummy. Great views of the Eiffel Tower from the ground-floor restaurant and 2nd-floor cafe.