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Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet

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Address: 6 Place D Iena, 75116 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 56 52 53 00
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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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A Large Collection of Asian Antiquities

I'm from China, and I've seen tonnes of Chinese antiquities in museums across the world, but I still find this one worth a visit. Let me talk about its Chinese collection. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lingfeng G
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Beijing, China
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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm from China, and I've seen tonnes of Chinese antiquities in museums across the world, but I still find this one worth a visit. Let me talk about its Chinese collection. The Chinese exhibits are on the first floor and the second floor, taking up a lot of space in this museum. The collection spans from prehistoric period to Qing... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Asian art collection of this museum is so rich it's difficult to know where to start. I suppose first I should mention the Angkoreana, much of which is displayed in the first space you enter on the main floor, including a a giant replica of faces from the Bayon. This space is in fact an atrium and it's stunning.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you haven't already visited this museum, this is a great time to do so. Because the present temporary exhibition whis is on until October the 10th is sensational. Called "Mioir du désir", the Mirror of Desire, it is centred on the image of Woman in popular Japanese engravings, screens, and pictures. At the same time, you will enjoy the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have any interest in Asian art and culture, then you should visit the Guimet. It's a fantastically good collection, ranging geographically from Afghanistan to Japan, and chronologically from the neolithic to the contemporary. The work is beautifully exhibited, and if you want to actually enjoy this rich collection, you should devote plenty of time, perhaps several visits to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

I took my family (which included two older parents, one in a wheel chair) to the Louvre and I have to say it was incredible!!!!!! What tainted the experience was when we booked the ticket offer "skip the line with audio tour" we had no idea it was a second party company that we were booking with. We had to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Great collection of Asian art! Must visit for those who are interested in Eastern cultures. I really enjoyed viewing the exhibits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

An incredible collection of different objects from orient world (Japan, China, Bangladesh, Irak, ...and much more).Take your time to read about the story of Mr Guimet, and his travels around the world to collect this jewels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Their collection of indochinese arts are very rich and overwhelmed me. I enjoyed each arts listening to the audio very attentively. Particularly, Cambodian section is excellent. My suggestion for non-French visitors is to get the audio guide. Their expansion in English is not sufficient. Also, their cafe at the lower level is excellent place to have snack and rest. I... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Went to this museum today on a very rainy Monday when half the museums are closed and the lines at The Louvre were huge. It contains an amazing collection of Asian art from Afghanistan to China and Japan. A really enjoyable museum without the crowds. Would definitely recommend a visit if you have the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Lovely afternoon spent in this museum, good value at only 7.5€, Lots of work on show and audio guides available for free. Closes earlier than expected so dont get caught out. Great selection of work allow 2+hrs to wander

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