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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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10:00 - 17:30
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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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Asian culture in the heart of Paris

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 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 8 October 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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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 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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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 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 7 September 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 3 September 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 30 August 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 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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