Musée des Arts Asiatiques, Nice

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Art Museum Museum
With architecture based on the contrast of solid shapes and transparent walls, Musée des Arts Asiatiques appears to be floating on water. View the vast collection of iconic works evoking Asian cultures. The exhibits combine arts, tribal courts, and popular expressions. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Nice holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Musée des Arts Asiatiques and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Super Museum, clean, large and varied. Tasting at the end and free. I'll be back
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  • Museum just across from airport T1 - and walk away. And free! A do not miss this summer great temporary exhibition on Samurai. Very interesting and a great catalogue at an affordable price. There are parts of beauty and the quality of what we find in museums to the Japan. An or 2 beautiful movies. Kids have been passionate and there is a child in the form of game. But I discovered that the children's course were as interesting and informative for adults. The rest of the Museum is always nice: the framework, the exhibits from the permanent collection. It's not huge but good quality.
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  • 2 temporary exhibitions, 1 on the samurai and the other on 1 artist, all 2 well presented but the back of the Museum is unfortunately poor.
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  • Super free museum, always has beautiful and interesting exhibits - and don't miss having some jasmine tea in the tea room! Recently refurbished and a beautiful water-surrounded building, worth visiting in its own right.
  • Tange building is spectacular itself, collection inside is incredible and displayed nicely. Free leaflets available at every stage allow to know more about the items. Totally free. Possibility to book tea ceremony (you have to pay for this service)
  • A hidden cultural gem in Nice.
  • I didn't find museum interesting but it's for free and view from top is great
  • The building is lovely but poorly maintained: some outdoor parts were closed when we visited and numerous doors were broken. Although it might seem churlish to complain about a free museum, I have to say that the permanent collection is very small and of very little interest. We got a bus from the centre of Nice to visit this place: my advice would be to get the TGV to Paris instead, and visit the Guimet museum (which is fabulous).

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