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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
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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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my faveorite museum in Paris

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Athens, Greece
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit - both from a perspective of enjoying the architecture of the building and the contents of the museum. Ok, they come from the places France had a colonial linkage with - Cambodia, India (a bit), Vietnam, China but what they have is top quality.

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

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 August 4, 2016

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 July 31, 2016 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.

Thank Silvina S

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