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Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet

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Address: 6, Place d'Iena, 75116 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 56 52 53 00
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Description: This unique museum displays the personal collection of 19th-century East...
This unique museum displays the personal collection of 19th-century East Asian art compiled by Émile Guimet.
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Educational and great for kids

The ateliers are great for kids but they are in French only. The staff tend to know nothing about kids activities and always ask you to "look on the website" when you are already... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Bonpo was a pre-Buddhist religion in Tibetan speaking area, around 1350 years ago. I was attracted by this exhibition because I have been trekking in Nepal, 52 years ago in some Tibetan speaking regions and later 1969-70 and 1974-75 I was twice doing research as a social anthropologist in Nepal. The exhibition consist of 10 Tankas describing the life of... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The ateliers are great for kids but they are in French only. The staff tend to know nothing about kids activities and always ask you to "look on the website" when you are already at the reception. However, once you have reserved, the service is quite good at the reception. The downside is that there isn't a nice cafe/tea house... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The fine quality and display of the treasures from Cambodia and Asia surpass one's travel experiences-tropical heat,crowds,poor lighting. Stunning pieces here. Very good Asian food in an attractive cafe. complimentary audiocassette-need I.D.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A wonderful museum about Asia. It is very well done and I enjoy it every time I visit since they have reorganized their space. Really worth a visit.

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São Paulo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is an impressive collection of items from various countries in Asia, with former French colonial areas such as Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam most prominently featured. It has four floors displaying paintings, statues, pottery, weapons and other pieces, including Buddhist sculptures from the famous Angkor temples complex. I was taken by the Chinese paintings and some of the carvings of... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A visit to the Guimet and its wonderful private collection is like a meditation in itself. Highly recommended. Permanent collection with astounding sculptures and great temporary exhibitions. A must.

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Guimet was originally a private collection. It has exceptional pieces of Asian art, particularly from Cambodia and old India that extended from former Burma ( now Myanmar) in the East to Afghanistan in the West. Also Buddhist art from Tibet / Nepal / Bhutan, China, Srilanka, Vietnam and korea. Porcelain of China as well as Japan. This extraordinarily eclectic... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This museum has a specialist collection of Asiatic art and there are many treasures to be found. The Gandharan collection of sculpture from Afghanistan and Pakistan is among the best in the world. There are pieces from Central Asia which you will not find elsewhere. The Far Eastern collections are extensive and I would recommend the Cambodian sculpture which is... More 

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Annemasse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A world-class collection well-presented in an attractive venue. Everything is well-documented. you can spend an hour or three times that amount, depending on your level of interest.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Being a Parisian,I have been there from my early childhood(my first memory is discovering the translucent cups from China with my gran) Then I graduated to sculpture and bronze from Cambodia and India---- There are not hordes of visitors so you can look at things at leasure(They have wonderful Japanese etchings) One must not forget the bookshop which is well... More 

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This is the neighborhood of grand and impressive Haussmann-designed apartments and buildings. National museums overlook the Eiffel Tower and embassies fill the avenues and streets. Locals head to the butcher, florist, or bakery on their daily rounds amidst luxury and splendor, all with a view over Paris and its most famous tower. Snuggled in between the grand buildings are small art galleries and homes of historical significance. With a rich legacy from 19th century politics, art, and architecture, you can’t help but be reminded of the belle époque, the Universal Exhibitions and the nobility that have frequented and shaped these streets.
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