Musee Cernuschi

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Musee Cernuschi
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Neighborhood: 8th Arr. - Élysée
How to get there
  • Villiers • 4 min walk
  • Monceau • 4 min walk
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Jean G
Verviers, Belgium53 contributions
About the best you can ask for a museum, clear explanations, beautiful pieces: sculptures, ceramics, bronze, you name it you have it.

The building itself is superb.

The 'Tigress' and the 4M Bouddha are out of this world.

And it is free in a city where museum are expensive...
Written July 17, 2022
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sandy c
Copenhagen, Denmark596 contributions
My first impression was the incredible variety of artworks and objects, through different eras and lands. Many different styles and techniques.. You are not simply facing the 'same old junk'. Not a gigantic museum, but very well curated and both fun and enlightening. Right next to the Parc Monceau.
Written November 15, 2020
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TheQuietTravellerToo
Little Harbour, Canada211 contributions
Friends
This is a small city of Paris museum. City of Paris museums are free. Anywhere else in the world this would be a must see busy museum, but in Paris it is "overshadowed" by the Louvre, Musée d'Orsay and so on. this is an advantage for any visitor to the museum since it is not crowded. On the day we were there we saw perhaps 10 other people (on the bus to get there we saw enormous lines outside of other museums). The collection of oriental art is wide and contains about 5000 pieces. For lovers of oriental art, it's worth the visit.
Written October 20, 2012
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Randy M
Santa Rosa, CA105 contributions
Couples
We were at the wonderful Nissim di Camondo Museum, so we thought we would go around the corner to the Cernuschi. It is a small museum and the collection is rather specialized in Archaic Bronzes and Terra Cotta figures. We enjoyed the galleries, so it is with a heavy heart that I have to add the following. I am a retired museum curator and have spent a total of 6 months in France over 5 separate trips. We have always acted politely and have always found that the French people were very nice, helpful and civil in return. I have always thought that the view of the French as rude was an untrue myth. At the end of the visit I was treated so rudely by one staff person that it felt like an attack. I had to go to the Parc Monceau and sit for a while just to regain some composure. I have also traveled extensively in Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland and this was the worst experience I have ever had anywhere, be it at an attraction, restaurant or hotel. So I recommend going to the Guimet instead.
Written November 15, 2014
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JDSV
The Netherlands285 contributions
Couples
We were first impressed by the building as we walked by. The building housed the Paris museum of Asian arts. As it was a municipal museum and therefore free (how civilized) we went in to see the inside of the building but were pleasantly surprised by the amazing collection of Asian art inside.
Not only the art, but the relative quietness contributed to a very pleasant experience.
Written October 7, 2012
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,775 contributions
Couples
At the edge of Parc Monceau is a beautiful mansion that was built by the Italian banker Enrico Cernuschi. He founded his museum in his home in 1898. It has a very large Asian art collection that is second in size to the one in the Musee Guimet. At the entrance to the door, there is a pair of Chinese lion sculptures that are supposed to protect the building. What is impressive is when one enters the door, one sees a pair of very large blue and white porcelain Chinese vases. On the second floor is a very large bronze Buddha from Japan that dominates the room. There are art objects from China from most of the dynasties.
Written September 14, 2011
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127Fred
London, UK581 contributions
We had the pleasure to visit this museum a few days from its re-opening after renovation. It shows some history of China, some history or art of China, and a few contemporary pieces from Chinese artists. The entry is for free (meaning, for no money; there are safety checks at entrance, it is NOT free entry).

In the refurbishment, we see a minimal use of electronic displays. The labels mix up, in a confusing way, French and US English, whilst a use of e.g. italics for non-French languages would not have been too much to ask. Some incongruous bold lettering appears here and there, for no fathomable reason.

The collections are quite well presented, with a good chronology-based setup. However, we were puzzled by the map (attached), which implicitly refers to the Chinese wall in the IVth century b.c. We also have to regret that the masterpiece of the Han empire, namely Chinese ideogram-based writing (in our view, a great contributor to the unification of China), is not mentioned enough.

The above reservations apart, this place is a worthwhile addition to the Paris set of museums, and definitely worth visiting.
Written March 15, 2020
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laurelhurst56
Mercer Island, WA18 contributions
Solo
As other reviewers have written, it is by the Park Monceau, in a beautiful building and is FREE. When I was there they were featuring Chinese bronzes, but also had lovely Chinese terra cotta and wood pieces. Things are well, but briefly labeled, the atmosphere is serene and the front desk staff are the most helpful in the city. Metro stop "Monceau"
Written September 18, 2013
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Jacopo B
Exeter, UK15 contributions
Couples
With all the big and famous museums in Paris, it is sometimes easy to overlook the smallest and less celebrated ones. Bad mistake! The Cernuschi museum is a small (roughly one hour visit) oriental art collection. It is full of beautiful statues and objects, it is nicely arranged and it is completely free.
Couple it with a walk in the nearby Monceau park and you got yourself a wonderful afternoon!
Written August 17, 2013
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MILOUW
New York City, NY1,228 contributions
Business
This Asian Art Museum currently has an exhibit of Shanghai based painters from mid XIXth century to 1920
Some beautiful works are shown.
Permanent collection is also impressive although limited
Written March 19, 2013
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