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Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet

Address: 6, Place d'Iena, 75116 Paris, France (Trocadero)
Phone Number: +33 1 56 52 53 00
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Ranked #51 of 1,105 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
Owner description: This unique museum displays the personal collection of 19th-century...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: This unique museum displays the personal collection of 19th-century East Asian art compiled by Émile Guimet.
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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22 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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Paris, France
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The "Musée National des Arts Asiatiques", more commonly known for short as "Musée Guimet", is a small museum (if compared to other important museums in Paris, e.g. "Musée du Louvre" or "Musée d'Orsay"), but visiting it may be a very pleasant and rewarding experience, specially if you are interested in Asian art. Its collections comprise masterpieces of Asia's most relevants... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This small temporary exhibit displays items seldom seen outside of China. Many were discovered relatively recently and some are not only beautiful but in remarkably good condition given their age. Most of the items come from tombs of officials of the Imperial Court.

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