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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 #45 of 692 attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Boom, Belgium
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230 reviews 230 reviews
191 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

It may have been me but I didn't really like the museum. It's probably ok and it may have been my mood during the visit but I liked most of the other museums in Paris more. The collection is fine but nothing special according to my taste. It's included in the museum pass.

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Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Great collection of Indian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean and Japanese art. Collectors of beauty were those French! Do not forget to visit if you are interested in Far East antiquities.

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Toronto, Canada
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220 attraction reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I doubt that there is a more comprehensive collection of top class art from every corner of Asia. The Avery Brundage Museum in San Francisco has finer examples of Chinese Jade, and the National Palace Museum at Taipeh has more stunningly valuable works of Chinese art in all categories stolen from the Mainland. I have seen better Japanese art in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

such are the breadth and exquisite nature of the exhibits that knowledge of eastern cultures not necessary a real asset to have a collection like this for any capital city uncluttered layout makes visit enjoyable and not likely to be overcrowded

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I only went to this museum because of the special exhibition on Angkor (which I am personally interested in as a former archaeologist). While it was nice, I feel that it wasn't worth paying the stupendously high fee of 9.50 euros. I felt obliged to see the rest of the museum because of the amount I was charged, but as... More

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Boston
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

With a long-term interest in art of Tibet, India, China and Japon, I have been to this museum a number of times and always find something new and interesting. It's an outstanding collection and the special exhibits can be most interesting. Saw the recent exhibit on Angkor Wat and learned a lot.

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Los Angeles, California
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24 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Given I visit Paris twice a year I always try to visit a museum that I have never seen before. I was not planning on visit this museum given my lack of interest in Asian Arts. However I saw an ad on the metro that there was an exhibit on Angor Wat so that sparked my interest. I am delighted... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

So far it is one of the best collections of Asian art I have ever seen in my life, Well organised in geographical areas, the collection is beautifully displayed on different floors with a rich variety of items. The area dedicated to Cambodia is stunning! I definitely recommend to visit this museum, even if you are not an expert on... More

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TEL-AVIV
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14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

I have visited th emuseum in order to see the exhibition of Angkor Vat,. Very well exhibited as well as explained However the full benefit you need to know French. There are other exhbits from the Orien all are interesting and not too much

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Paris, France
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This museum has an extensive collection of Asian art, all very well displayed. To make the most of your visit, it is best to get the audio guide, because while the plaques displaying individual works provide only the barest information. Various collections do have information sheets in a a variety of languages, but they cover only fairly broad subjects. The... More

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