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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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Huge Collection

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... read more

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Maryville, TN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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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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Athens, Greece
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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

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 bubbles 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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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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