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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 #40 of 755 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Description: This unique museum displays the personal collection of 19th-century East Asian art compiled by Émile Guimet.
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virginia
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184 reviews 184 reviews
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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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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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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Slagelse, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This fine but somewhat out-of-the-limelight museum has a large and well displayed collection of Asian art. Interestingly, it mostly displays sculptures and pottery from the Indian subcontinent, Indonesia, Vietnam, a fair amount from China and Tibet; there are fewer pieces of paintings, textiles, carpets, etc. What is on display is splendid - even if my personal preference is not for... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Musee Guimet is a fabulous place, both the immersive exhibitions with artifacts from east Asia as well as the temporary exhibitions are very well-curated.

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Boston Metro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

If you like Asian art, this is the place to go. I am told by an art curator that this museum has a remarkable collection. The objects are beautifully displayed in a lovely building. Not knowing much about Asian art history, I really can't say much more.

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Englewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

If you love to learn about and enjoy Asian Art this is the most fabulous museum to visit. Located not far from the Eiffel Tower, you can get away from the distracting crowds and enjoy a sublime experience of art from SE Asia and beyond. The collection is extensive and you need time to experience this well laid out museum.... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We would never have visited this lesser known Museum had not a friend recommended it & we are so glad they did. The art work is beautifully displayed &, unlike the larger museums in Paris, not crowded. We loved the exhibition of Japanese woodblock paintings & the screens.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

great and beautiful museum. very extensive yet not crowded like the big Paris museums. This collection is vast and amazing

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Anything you want to know or see about the previously grand French Indochina you'll find here. Unfortunately, this museum being private, access is not cheap.

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France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

The enormous collection of Asian art and artifacts (the largest outside of Asia) is a bit overwhelming. I wish I had done some homework before my visit; the Guimet website is a good resource. However, you don't have to be well-schooled in Asian history to enjoy this amazing museum. I spent a good two hours wandering through the museum, enjoying... More

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