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Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet

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Address: 6 Place D Iena, 75116 Paris, France
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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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just an amazingly beautiful place

The Guimet museum has always been incredibly beautiful but it has seriously improved since its renovation. The recent exhibition on lacquers was stunning and so are the permanent... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Guimet museum has always been incredibly beautiful but it has seriously improved since its renovation. The recent exhibition on lacquers was stunning and so are the permanent collections. A must

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifull Museum, very nice building. It has super pieces of Asian Arts. I have been 3 times and always y want to come back. The shop is small buy full of beautiful pieces to buy of Asian Art. I love this Museum!

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

This very impressive museum is not only for art lovers but for people who want to learn and see the amazing cultural heritage of Asia over many centuries. When you remark how old some of this outstanding pieces are you can only open your eyes and mind in admiration.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

This is a must-see for anyone interested in Asian culture. Formerly a mansion, a very successful renovation a number of years ago makes this a beautiful and airy space. The permanent collection is excellent, but the temporary shows are usually very good as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

I went at 10am when it opened and there was already a small queue to enter. There are some wonderful pieces in this museum, especially the religious pieces for me. There was a visiting exhibit on the top floor and a film explains how the artistic painted the pictures. Felt very serene within the museum and the period covered in... More 

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Maryville, TN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

You will find a huge collection of Asian art spanning many centuries. You can get a free audio guide in English. Most of the art is sculpture and it is amazing that it has survived for centuries.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Would the Louvre were so tranquil. Excellently mounted and curated exhibitions. Worth return visits even if not especially interested in the field. Fine, reasonably priced cafe, and modern WCs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

magical range of unusual artefacts exhibited with sheer genius from the porcelain birds to the collection of ming vases. items lit brilliantly to maximise beauty in and outside cabinets. The temperature maintained is perfection and , as the poet said ' every aspect pleases' and the ambience is sublime.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Paris is often rainy and always packed . Sometime you need a peaceful shelter where you can be amazed by beauty Le Musee Guimet is a vertical wonder . In an almost religious atmosphere ( most of the pieces are religious art ) you can discover the refinements of Asia and still your mind in a busy city to reconnect... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

If you like this art and you are interested by Asian history. Well positioned, it permits you to admire a classy area of Paris.

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