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Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet

Address: 6, Place d'Iena, 75116 Paris, France (Passy)
Phone Number: +33 1 56 52 53 00
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Ranked #25 of 624 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: This unique museum displays the personal collection of 19th-century...
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

If you love Asia and it's arts you need to go there. The place is not so huge and can be visited in 2h top. The rooms are large enough to allow everyone to have its own vital space which is priceless in a parisian museum.

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The "Musée National des Arts Asiatiques", more commonly known for short as "Musée Guimet", is a small museum (if compared to other important museums in Paris, e.g. "Musée du Louvre" or "Musée d'Orsay"), but visiting it may be a very pleasant and rewarding experience, specially if you are interested in Asian art. Its collections comprise masterpieces of Asia's most relevants... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This small temporary exhibit displays items seldom seen outside of China. Many were discovered relatively recently and some are not only beautiful but in remarkably good condition given their age. Most of the items come from tombs of officials of the Imperial Court.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Hard to choose between the many little terracotta funerary figures and the jade shroud - both items which were surprises to me. And the entire exhibition was filled with works which were completely unfamiliar to me and very lovely. The cafe looked like it was going to be complete chaos but in fact was quite organised. Guimet has a series... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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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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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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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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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