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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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A treasure for Asian Art

A visit to the Guimet and its wonderful private collection is like a meditation in itself. Highly recommended. Permanent collection with astounding sculptures and great temporary... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A visit to the Guimet and its wonderful private collection is like a meditation in itself. Highly recommended. Permanent collection with astounding sculptures and great temporary exhibitions. A must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Guimet was originally a private collection. It has exceptional pieces of Asian art, particularly from Cambodia and old India that extended from former Burma ( now Myanmar) in the East to Afghanistan in the West. Also Buddhist art from Tibet / Nepal / Bhutan, China, Srilanka, Vietnam and korea. Porcelain of China as well as Japan. This extraordinarily eclectic... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This museum has a specialist collection of Asiatic art and there are many treasures to be found. The Gandharan collection of sculpture from Afghanistan and Pakistan is among the best in the world. There are pieces from Central Asia which you will not find elsewhere. The Far Eastern collections are extensive and I would recommend the Cambodian sculpture which is... More 

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Annemasse, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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