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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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  • Nice small museum overlooking the Parc Monceau The museum specializes in the art of ancient China from its beginnings to the 13th century-ceramics,sandstone,statues...open every day except Mondays,fre...  more »
  • Really surprised at the caliber and depth of this collection. Many large pieces that are thousands of years old and in perfect condition. Set in a beautiful old home in the best neighborhood. Facility...  more »
  • Lovely small museum of Asian arts in the Parc Monceau, the visit is free, and will take approximately 1 and a half hours to complete. It is a museum that is definitely worth searching out, the exhibit...  more »
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  • 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€).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Okay museum, not the best but it's specialized in Asian art so apart from the Musée Guimet it's a place to visit if you like this art
  • 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 :)