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Musée Cernuschi, Paris

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When you grow tired of European art, check out Musée 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.

Musée 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. With our online itinerary creator, Paris attractions like Musée Cernuschi can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This small museum is located on Monceau (à mon avis the superior Parisian park for location and content), so you might as well wander or picnic while you are up there. The museum is small, (and from w...  more »
  • Admission is free for the permanent collection. A very relaxing place with a beautiful Japanese Buddha that sits in the main room. To see, just for this statue!
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  • Desappointing ! - Facing more stupid than unpolite African staff, not allowing my spinner in the local cloakroom, though obviously not overzised .., hence I did not visit this small museum highlightin...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Didn't know anything about this little museum just at the entrance of Parc Monceau. I was positively surprised when I got to see the interior and participate at a guided tour :)
  • A nice surprise—small but very high quality and well displayed collection of Asian art.

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