Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet

Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet

Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
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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This unique museum displays the personal collection of 19th-century East Asian art compiled by Émile Guimet.
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Neighbourhood: 16th Arr. - Passy
How to get there
  • Boissière • 4 min walk
  • Alma – Marceau • 7 min walk
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RonL40
Utica, NY3,533 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
The best collection of Asian art that we've visited. Although there were several sections closed when we were there, the China and India sections were spectacular... the quality is consistently remarkably fine. From the first pieces you see as you walk into the museum, one comments consistently at the number of works that are first-rate. It is a bit difficult to navigate (there are galleries that radiate off each other so you need to be careful not to miss them). The museum map does help so be sure to have one with you. A must for anyone interested in Asian art.
Written 20 November 2023
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MILOUW
New York City, NY1,322 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Mostly drawing on its own collections, the Guimet exhibition on Afghanistan displays many masterpieces dating from the 3rd to the 8th century.
Some of the stucco sculptures are stunning.
Many photos relate the numerous French led archeological campaigns that discovered and protected these artifacts.
This medium sized exhibition will close at the end of December.
Written 13 December 2022
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schmidtmg
Switzerland1,079 contributions
Oct 2022
Ok I am biased but I have always liked the Guimet museum, which houses the most important Asian art collections in France, perhaps in Europe. The glazed Luohan on the first floor (Chinese buddhist art department) is a must see, as are the artefacts of the Khmer culture on the ground floor, and Chinese bronzes on the 1st floor. There is a surprisingly rich collection of artefacts from Afghanistan, notably the artefacts from the Bagram treasure (first floor). Unlike many other Paris museums, the Guimet is seldom crowded, and it is thus possible to admire the artefacts at your own pace and leisure... and it's actually fun to follow a group of school kids visiting the museum with their teacher.
Written 24 October 2022
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johnmilsom
Walton-On-Thames, UK99 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Huge collection of really great art from all over Asia. Really well presented in a great building . Really worth the visit .
Written 18 September 2022
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JEnriquez
Boston, MA306 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
In any city of great museums this one would be #1 or #2. But in Paris it is a hidden gem. If at all interested in Asian art please go. One forgets how brand French colonies spread. This will remind you of power, reach, style.
Written 3 July 2022
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MILOUW
New York City, NY1,322 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
The current temporary exhibitions at the Guimet are somewhat disappointing.
The larger one focusing on the samurai history and mythology in Japan makes little sense and the paucity of the items exhibited underlines a totally missed opportunity.
On the other hand the one showing recent ceramic works by Japanese female artists is engaging.
Unfortunately the number of works on display is very small.
Written 14 June 2022
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Mario C
1 contribution
Mar 2022
I witnessed a horrible scene: empty museum, empties rooms. A small group escorted by a teacher unable to speak because they needed authorization. For what? In order to talk in a museum you need an authorization? Incredible!
The whole museum was complitely empty.
The arrogance and the education of museum staff was simply ashtonishing.
Disturbed by what I saw, I went out
Never again. You better go to Cernuschi or Quai de Branly.
For them customers are important.
I never thought I'd attend to something similar.
Written 14 March 2022
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WardenRon
Kingston upon Thames, UK669 contributions
Sep 2021
I came here a few years ago without time for a proper visit. I have always intended to return, and finally made it this year. So this time I got further than the big pieces on the ground floor and found it well worthwhile. It is amazing that this is mainly the collection of one man - but that does mean that it cannot be comprehensive, but rather reflects his personal tastes (and obsessions?). The whole place is beautifully laid out and it is helpful to we anglophones that many of the explanatory labels are in both French and English. Most memorable were the Chinese rooms - with exquisitely crafted porcelain vases as well as everyday items and stuff churned out in quantity for the tourist trade. Also exceptional is a large collection of stonework and other items from a Buddhist monastery in present-day Afghanistan - where there was a clear Greek influence in the way that heads were carved, perhaps thanks to Alexander the Great. Altogether a fascinating two or three hours before we were museumed-out.
Written 17 September 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,367 contributions
Oct 2019
There area a lot of treasures in this museum, which is an overview of the best art from many Asian cultures. It's a bit amazing at how so much has been assembled here. I enjoyed a tour by my friend who is an expert, but you might want to take a tour to get the best of it. And a lovely builiding.
Written 11 July 2020
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roelgrol
Arnhem, The Netherlands672 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
The Asian collections of this museum in Paris is unique. The statues from Cambodia, the wooden boxes from India, and the fish shaped glass bottles made in ancient Afhanistan are amongst the memorable artefacts here. Highly recommended!
Written 7 March 2020
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