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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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  • Nestled in a beautiful mansion, we see that this museum has been renovated. Beautiful pieces of Asian Art of several dynasty whose a big Buddha. Apart from home which is detestable in this beautiful sunny Sunday security guard, everyone is smiling.
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  • The Musée Cernuschi is an Asian art museum, specialising in works from China, Japan, and Korea, located at 21 avenue Vélasquez, near Parc Monceau, in Paris, France. Its collection in Asian art is seco...  more »
  • Very nice building close to the parc Monceau. Beautiful collections, Museum, probably with little means and yet beautiful parts, good presentation. Welcome to the despicable and spirit official Fund. We wish courage to the Director or the Director to make a difference.
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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 :)