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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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Wonderful Museum, a Must-See for Art-Loving Visitors to Paris!

Absolutely wonderful, exhaustive museum of Asian art that covers China, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia - all of Southeast Asia. The collection is one of the largest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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Offenbach, Germany
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Offenbach, Germany
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106 reviews 106 reviews
59 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Absolutely wonderful, exhaustive museum of Asian art that covers China, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia - all of Southeast Asia. The collection is one of the largest outside of Asia. This is another MUST-SEE for art-loving visitors to Paris: a huge museum with thousands of items spread over three (and a half) floors, organized by country/region. Not every one of... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I was invited on a tour of this museum, and I was not sure this was going to be my thing. I am not an art scholar and my art background is lacking. My art appreciation is limited to impressionist and the Germans/Dutch/Netherland artists who portrayed real life. I do, however enjoy studying the cultures of Asia and I read... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

An amazing collection of beautiful objects, beautifully displayed with lots of space to see them. There's also a digital guided tour: even if you hate this way of visiting a museum you notice a whole lot more, and its significance (so it was a good guide!).....and there's nothing to stop you wandering freely as well. It was nice to introduce... More 

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La Jolla, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I asked the information in Louvre about the Asian collection, I was told this museum has a lot of Southeast Asian collect, I loved the Chinese collection of jade artifact.

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This museum features a lot of Southeast Asian art. We saw a Han Dynasty exhibit there, and it was stunning

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Pantin, France
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The museum amazed me with the collection of Hindu, Champa, Khmer culture in Indochina countries. I was feeling like standing inside Angkor Temple in Cambodia or by the My Son tower in Vietnam. It newest collections from China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Nepal, Korea, Japan, Pakistan was very interesting. The staffs were welcoming too !

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Scanning our map we came across this wonderful museum and having checked it online cannot believe we have not found it before. A wonderfully designed building with a great wide ranging collection, very well laid out displays, and in particular, English translations of the individual cabinet explanations. Can't say more than 'a must visit' if you love Asian works of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I went here on a Saturday with a friend to see a special exhibit, Splendeurs des Han. It was a manageable exhibition, well-done, with English explanations of the main points, and we spent time exploring some of the permanent collection, including Korean and Japanese art, and some east-Indian textile art. The collections are fairly extensive, and you could easily spend... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

A superb comprehensive collection of artefacts from sculpture to textiles and architecture, from all over south and east Asia. It's all beautifully displayed in an airy and pleasant building with a nice cafe. Lovely Gandharan collection, and a splendid temporary exhibit on the Han Chinese. This one is really worth going out of your way for, it's magnificent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

If you love Asia and it's arts you need to go there. The place is not so huge and can be visited in 2h top. The rooms are large enough to allow everyone to have its own vital space which is priceless in a parisian museum.

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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.