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Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet

6 place d'Iena | 16th arrondissement, Paris, France (Passy)
01-56-52-53-00
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Ranked #42 of 735 attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Description: This unique museum displays the personal collection of 19th-century East Asian art compiled by Émile Guimet.
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Boston Metro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

If you like Asian art, this is the place to go. I am told by an art curator that this museum has a remarkable collection. The objects are beautifully displayed in a lovely building. Not knowing much about Asian art history, I really can't say much more.

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Englewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

If you love to learn about and enjoy Asian Art this is the most fabulous museum to visit. Located not far from the Eiffel Tower, you can get away from the distracting crowds and enjoy a sublime experience of art from SE Asia and beyond. The collection is extensive and you need time to experience this well laid out museum.... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We would never have visited this lesser known Museum had not a friend recommended it & we are so glad they did. The art work is beautifully displayed &, unlike the larger museums in Paris, not crowded. We loved the exhibition of Japanese woodblock paintings & the screens.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

great and beautiful museum. very extensive yet not crowded like the big Paris museums. This collection is vast and amazing

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Anything you want to know or see about the previously grand French Indochina you'll find here. Unfortunately, this museum being private, access is not cheap.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

The enormous collection of Asian art and artifacts (the largest outside of Asia) is a bit overwhelming. I wish I had done some homework before my visit; the Guimet website is a good resource. However, you don't have to be well-schooled in Asian history to enjoy this amazing museum. I spent a good two hours wandering through the museum, enjoying... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I had not been here before but it had good write ups. Was also looking for a museum that was open on a Monday as many museums are closed either Monday or Tuesday. Excellent collection of Asian art - could not do it justice in a few hours. Also a good exhibition of Clemenceau and his relationship with the East.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

It is hard to imagine how this museum could be better. The collection is magnificent and the presentation is wonderful. If you like Asian art, you've got to see this. For that matter, you should go to this museum if you even think you might like Asian art. There's a free audio-guide, which we didn't notice until we were leaving.... More

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Boom, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

It may have been me but I didn't really like the museum. It's probably ok and it may have been my mood during the visit but I liked most of the other museums in Paris more. The collection is fine but nothing special according to my taste. It's included in the museum pass.

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Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Great collection of Indian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean and Japanese art. Collectors of beauty were those French! Do not forget to visit if you are interested in Far East antiquities.

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