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“Exotic Ice Cream”

Institut du Monde Arabe
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US$94.95*
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Paris 4-Hour Bike Tour and Market Food Tasting
Ranked #138 of 1,253 things to do in Paris
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Owner description: This museum houses a selection of exhibits and artifacts representing the Arab world of today and of centuries past.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift
Reviewed 28 July 2014

My sister and i stopped here to try their ice cream. We heard they had exotic flavors, and boy were we pleased! We tried clotted cream, pistachio, rosewater, date, and fig. There was also a lovely mint tea my sister tried. Tres bon! Don't miss out on stopping here for a sweet treat, then step out onto their patio area for a different view of Paris fro above. For some reason, we were only allowed to be there about 10 minutes before we were ushered off, but it was just enough time to get out the telephoto lens for some nice pictures of Notre Dame, and the Marais District.

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

The architecture by Jean Nouvel is most interesting, the transparency within the building and most specially the window system. The windows are like camera apertures, they open when dark and close when bright. When in Paris I always check the exhibitions on offer, there is always something to explore. The bookstore is well stocked in Arab writers mostly in French though there is a small English section. The Lebanese rooftop restaurant is lovely and there is a great view of the Seine and the islands from the roof.
About 2 years ago, a “capsule” designed by Zaha Hadid was added in the courtyard.
Fees are only for the exhibits.

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Went to see the Orient Express exhibit. We had about 30 minutes before seeing the train cars so we ventured into the indoor portion of the exhibit. There were some very interesting things there but everything was in French (NO English) so we missed a lot.
The train cars are nicely done. It took a while for the 5 p.m. Group of us to get started but it's easy to see why once inside. You go single file so if someone stops to take photos there is a stand still.
It's Euro 10.60.
You must go through Security to get inside the building. There is a coat check and limited restrooms.

3  Thank travchef
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

This is a very beautiful and interesting museum - the architecture of the building itself is something else, metal and glass, etched. Very different in Paris. Go to the top and have lunch or tea and look out at the city.
The Orient Express exhibition for me was the best. I travelled on this train from Paris to Munich about 40 years ago and at that time some of the train needed work. The 4 cars and engine here have been totally
redone - it is great. Dinner on the train is $200 Euro.

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Reviewed 11 June 2014

This is an astonishing museum which puts on superb temporary, creative exhibitions such as the one dedicated to the Orient Express- the train service that bridged Europe and the East. It is such an immense collection, well installed, and with careful educational material provided by the staff that it takes at least two intense visits to grasp all this place has to offer. They must be commended for taking a real interest in interpreting material and cultures; they do it with sensitivity and a clear grasp of what the average visitor should know. A must to see and to experience.

1  Thank Gabriel W
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