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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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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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Corean paintings exhibit

Drawn from the extensive collection of the Guimet Museum this fairly large show is an eye opener . The works include a very large number of beautiful screens. Astonishing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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New York City, New York
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524 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Drawn from the extensive collection of the Guimet Museum this fairly large show is an eye opener . The works include a very large number of beautiful screens. Astonishing themes,colors and graphics,mostly from the Choson era,demonstrate how talented and often ahead of their time the artists were. To preserve the works the show is intentionally poorly lit. Labeling on the... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been to many museums all over the world, I was disappointed with the few collections of this museum.

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Toronto, Canada
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299 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Asian art, as collected and donated by some of the fabulously wealthy, is displayed in this lovely musee with a central courtyard around which winds the stairs. China, Japan, Korea, Pakistan , Afganistan...etc Sculptres, drawings, paintings, clothes, tapestries, screens, laquer, china, enamel, steel...etc The collection is huge and well displayed. At the same time as our visit, there was a... More 

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Rueil-Malmaison, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This visit is an excellent preparation to a journey through Asia ... Arts, religion, landscapes, men and women as if you were overthere ... Not a European way of showing Asia ... You here the voice of Far East Asia, you see with Asian eyes ... You go out of the Guimet Museum and look at the Eiffel Tower :... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have an interest in Asian Art there is no way you can skip this museum in your trip to Paris. It has one of the most refined, beautiful and important collections in the world, particularly in Tibetan and Cambodian art. The staff is not particularly friendly but do not let that deter you. There is also an excellent... More 

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Antony, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Un très beau musée, qui change et est très intéressant. Cependant, peu d'informations sont données. Mieux vaut se renseigner avant de venir sur les arts asiatiques. Il faut prévoir 2 à 3 heures, et plus pour les passionnés. Le musée est gratuit pour les ressortissants de l'UE de moins de 26 ans. A very interesting museum, the collections are pretty.... More 

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Algueirao - Mem Martins, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This museum offers to his visiters a large colection of Asian art - from China, India, Vietnam, Cambodja, ... Since it doesn't have many visits, we can enjoy the museum without any confusion.... It's nearby a metro station.

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Paris
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

What awesome really means. You learn a lot and you just let oriental quiet and beauty seep throughout you.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Not too many tourists come here. Gorgeous artifacts from Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Japan, India, Myanmar...It has the largest collection of Cambodian artifacts outside of Cambodia. The collection is spectacular and they are housed in a beautiful setting. Very well curated. Great place to visit if one wants to go off the beaten path.

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Springfield, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

4 floors of artworks with great explanations in english on handouts about history culture and art style of the region exhibited. Ticket was free for young people. Really great way to spend a rainy day.

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