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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 #34 of 788 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Jena, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Brussels, Belgium
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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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42 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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48 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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