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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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Simply a must, after you've seen the Louvre, Beaubourg and the Musée d'Art Moderne

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

No signs for it from the nearest metro station. We searched for about 20-30 minutes but gave up in the end.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Simply speaking, if you love Asian Art, Guimet is a must. Everyday hordes or tourists come out of Trocadero metro stop and head for the gorgeous view of Eiffel (nothing wrong with that). However, almost nobody walks in the opposite direction for a mere 5 min to see Guimet. Well this is great if you want to enjoy a great... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

If you are looking for museums to visit in Paris, you have plenty of choices. Guimet is great to discover Asian history and culture. I'd recommend to anyone interested in Asia.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

It is the best Asian museum in Paris and the quality of the pieces and the diversity of the styles are to be commanded. We would want the Museum to have more financial means to recreate its old style with contemporary museum designs.

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Saipan, Mariana Islands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

If you are wondering about art in Asia in France this is the place. Scarcely anyone in this fairly large museum. People don't know what they are missing. A great collection, especially in regards to the Khymer era. Spent over 4 hours there!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is wide great collection of artisan arts. It is divided to regions; china, Nepal, Cambodia... Etc Beautiful and unique pieces I'd advise everyone to go if you have the time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

A must see for any person intereted in Asian art. Amazing collection of Cambodian art. Chinese and Japanese art as prominently featured- but very nice collections!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

If you have not found in Asia ancient artefacts, potteries, and statues, it is very likely you'll find them in Musée Guimet, which keeps objects of art and cultures from most of Asia.

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Address: Address: 6, Place d'Iena, 75116 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 56 52 53 00
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Trocadero
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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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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