The MAAOA, the African, Oceanic and Native American art museum, offers great tribal art pieces that should't be ashamed of the Parisian brother set up quai Branly.
The visit starts with a dive in the Mexican folklore, quite focused on the feast of the dead but never lugubrious, on the contrary everything is colourful and quite original.
The following place deals with the African continent. You will see a nice assortment of shrunken heads that must have given a very beautiful effect when they were worn around the neck of the valiant victors. The African collection however does not confine to these gems and you can see other quite fascinating works.
Oceania is not left aside with its magnificent statues, big masks, and a series of colourful skulls suggesting how these tribes had a sense of interior decoration.
All this, is finally worthy of the best Hollywood scripts with dead people, sex (many phallic objects) and exotic costumes. An international blockbuster that fits perfectly the dark halls of the Vieille Charité, but perhaps not the ideal place for an appointment face to face...