Musée national des arts asiatiques Guimet, Paris

(4.4/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
Musée national des arts asiatiques Guimet houses the largest collection of Asian art in the world outside of Asia, along with relics from Ancient Egypt and Greece. Examine Greco-Buddhist statuary from Gandahara (in present-day Pakistan) from the first and second centuries CE, such as the Standing Buddha, Bodhisattva Maitreya, and the Greek god Atlas supporting a Buddhist monument. You'll see Indian art from as early as the first century depicting the Buddha. Browse an impressive collection of 20,000 objects spanning seven millennia of Chinese sculpture, formed from jade, ceramics, and bronze. You can explore the historical and technical aspects of Asian textiles from India, Japan, and Indonesia. Using our world travel planner, Paris attractions like Musée national des arts asiatiques Guimet can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Beautifull Museum, very nice building. It has super pieces of Asian Arts. I have been 3 times and always y want to come back. The shop is small buy full of beautiful pieces to buy of Asian Art. I love...  more »
  • Asian art enthusiasts will be thrilled. The collections are rich and varied and cover almost all of East Asia. The Museum is very nice, renovated in 1997, he won in readability and comfort. Not too much crowd to disrupt the visit so zen atmosphere.
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  • Not agree with the negative reviews about the restaurant. Restaurant where it is advisable to arrive at the beginning of service because rather limited capacity. Full menu at € 22.80 relatively fast Service, very friendly and courteous server. Orange pork is very good, as the thai salmon Delish and for once a suitable dessert card. The Museum deserves a good scrubbing to say the renovation. Some windows are very poorly informed labels, must be very flexible and have a view of an eagle to view. Attention must be vigilant for not "jumping" parts because kind rather maze. Jiang fortunately temporary Ocean expo! However the Museum is well worth the detour. 3 hours.
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  • Fantastic lighting and bite-sized rooms organized around particular place/period which allows one to "digest" the exhibition without being overwhelmed (as you would be at the Louvre, for instance). ALSO: very few tourists and you would often have entire rooms to yourself (improving ambiance quite a bit). Note: under 26s get in for less.
  • The museum is ok, but their pricing is set up to exploit visitors. There are tickets for the permanent exhibition, and then you pay a little extra for the temporary exhibitions as a combined ticket. But if you purely just want to visit a temporary exposition then you have pay full price for a combined ticket. They don't have an option for temp exhibition only. They also don't accept many normal credit cards which is very unusual and poor form on their part. To top it off, the staff and security were incredibly rude, even by Paris standards.
  • A very well-organised museum containing sculptures and small pieces of arts from many asiatic civilisations.
  • Small museum but 4 floors to explore. Well organised, and interesting exhibits
  • This often overlooked museum (by the tourists, anyway) appeals to anyone who loves Asian arts. The collections here from China, Japan, Burma, Thailand and Vietnam are some of the best anywhere in the world. It has rotating temporary exhibits to spice up its permanent exhibits.