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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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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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I have been to Paris many times and had never been to the Guimet. What a pleasant surprise - They have beautiful art from all over Asia that is beautifully displayed. The huge room at the entry is magnificent with items from Cambodia - absolutely stunning. The cafe downstairs is a lovely place to rest your feet and have a... More 

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Offenbach, Germany
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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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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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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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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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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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