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Musee Cernuschi, Paris

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When you grow tired of European art, check out Musee Cernuschi, an Asian art museum in Paris specializing in fascinating works from China, Japan, and Korea. In these exhibits, you can view priceless Asian works such as Han Dynasty objects, funerary statues from the Northern Wei Dynasty, ceramics from the Tang and Song dynasties, and, most prominently, the large Buddha of Meguro, a Japanese bronze from the 18th century. About 900 objects are on permanent display.

Musee Cernuschi, founded in 1898, is one of the oldest museums of Paris. It is the only municipal museum in France which exhibits high-level Asian art, and it is the second most important Asian art museum in France as well as the fifth most important in Europe. To visit Musee Cernuschi and get the most from your holiday in Paris, create itinerary details personal to you using our Paris itinerary maker .
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  • Museum of Asian art from the Neolithic era to the contemporary era, the rich collection of Henri Cernuschi's Museum is located near the parc Monceau. Admission is free.
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  • The museum is well laid out. No photos are allowed. Interesting diverse Asian art collection with signage on French - but easy to understand what you are seeing. The staff was also very helpful and pl...  more »
  • In a magnificent House at the entrance of the parc Monceau, the collection of oriental art made by Henri Cernuschi during his long trip in Asia is very rich. It has been enriched with private donations. Impressive to see such a variety of object whose origin is diverse on the map (Western China, far East...) but time diversity (of several millennia!) A beautiful addition to the Guimet Museum
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  • Asian art and antiquity. Small private museum in a lovely hotel particulaire.
  • Excellent museum displaying Chinese art and artifacts from as early as the Spring & Autumn Period in China. Beautiful building and totally FREE! Also next to Parc Monceau, one of Paris' most beautiful parks for jogging or just a breath of fresh air! Admire the beautiful apartments nearby.
  • Cernuschi museum, founded in 1898, is one of the oldest museums of Paris. Exhibits high level Asian art and it is the 2nd most important Asian art museum in France (13000 objects). Famous for impressive bronze : Japanese Buddha of Meguro, from 18th century. Take time for a walk in Monceau park ! Must see also Guimet museum, near Trocadero. Nearby, also Nissim de Camando museum ! Free admission in the galleries to all visitors except for temporary exhibitions ( 8€).
  • The museum has an amazing collection; unfortunately, when I visited, the upper floor was closed because they had not enough staff. Hope this does not happen too often.
  • A small museum. I wouldn't make it a priority if you are just visiting Paris for a short time. But, if you are here for a longer stay it's worth a visit and you can combine it with the other museums around the Parc Monceau.

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