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Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet

6 place d'Iena | 16th arrondissement, Paris, France (Passy)
01-56-52-53-00
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Ranked #25 of 634 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: This unique museum displays the personal collection of 19th-century East Asian art compiled by...
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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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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet is a wonderful Asian arts museum. The collections were founded by Emile Guimet (1836 – 1918) a wealthy industrialist from Lyon who first showed his collections there in 1879. The Paris museum was inaugurated in 1889. The current expo through 1 March, 2015 is “Splendors des Hans, essor de l’empire celeste.” Not a... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Lovely museum with all the best things from Angkor - Cambodia. I was in Angkor and I admire the pieces they have in this museum. As Angkor was discovered bay a Frenchman so France took back some of the beautiful artifacts. Don't forget to see near by the annex of the museum with the Pantheon of the Nepali gods. Small... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

one of the lesser known museums of Paris. but, it is worth the visit about oriental arts and culture. easy access through the metro.

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Santa Ponsa, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

We visited Cambodia in Oct/Nov and it became quite apparent that the French restorers in the 1950's "borrowed" quite a lot of the artefacts and the Guimet is one of the best places to see them. It was excellent to see everything that we were told about by our guide whilst in Cambodia and to be able to picture where... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The French are great anthropologists & their museums are excellent. Of course it helps if you read French although here there are explanatory sheets in several languages including English in each room of the permanent collection. The permanent collection is extraordinary, especially in regard to the Cambodian and Indian sculpture collections. There is also an extensive collection of Chinese porcelain... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This super museum had been closed for a very long time for renovations; now it's open again it has lost none of its charm. A lovely restaurant in the basement, incredible collection of Asian sculptures and some very rare chinese porcelain. As other reviewers have said, it's not too crowded. We went with 3 teenagers, they all had a lovely... More 

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Jena, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This museum is not getting enough attention due to the presence of many other museums in Paris, which gave us the opportunity to enjoy it without the usual crowding of the city. Museum has a good collection, and I can say that I was really impressed. There's no queue in front of the entrance, and there's a Japanese garden near... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you're in to asian art, then this is a "must". On entering the museum is an amazing replica of one of the statues found at Siem Reap, Cambodia. The museum is filled with art from India, Pakistan, Korea, and the rest of Southeast Asia as well as China and Japan. Even though it is only a taste of the... More 

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virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It was closed for a long period our last visit. Found it this time. It has some exceptional art. I am mainly interested in Chinese art and found it a little lacking but what it does have is worth seeing. Cafe in basement--excellent pastries. Saw some things there I haven't seen anywhere else. Street market across the intersection worth a... More 

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The museum has some very rare pieces of artefacts, especially on India. However, the labelling and story telling was very poor. The curator did not seem to really understand the pieces well and just blindly voiced well-known cliches of Western art historians. I would definitely recommend a visit. The personnel at the front desk were very helpful. The cloak room... More 

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