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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. With our online itinerary creator, Paris attractions like Musee 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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  • Visit with my sister and a friend Paris Asian arts museum, to see the expo Wallasse Ting "the thief of flowers". What a surprise to discover this painter whose many paintings are rather erotic, but it enjoyed it! The permanent collection is beautiful, and we stayed a moment to contemplate the great Buddha, full of serenity! The House where the Museum is very nice, and not far from the Parc Monceau, I have had a lot of fun to see again!
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  • One of these "small museums" with a superb original and impressive collection. We are very quiet to see and understand the art of Asia. The people are very nice and beautiful district. You can visit the parc monceau and find to eat in one of the many local (finally not so expensive and often good) Pub. You can couple this visit with the Museum Nissim de Camondo.
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  • The Museum Cernuschi is not for just art lovers. Visitors should be interested in old and mainly Chinese bronzes and ceramics. The artifacts are mostly small but very delicate, very old and very rare....  more »