Musée national des arts asiatiques Guimet, Paris

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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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  • Mansion belonging to madame Singer, the mansion reflects the wealth and grandeur of the era. Beautiful view of the room with the view of the tower. The dinner was spectacular with special mention to the dish with Omar and prepared dessert profiteroles.
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  • You will find a huge collection of Asian art spanning many centuries. You can get a free audio guide in English. Most of the art is sculpture and it is amazing that it has survived for centuries. 
  • The Museum is not very crowded this very well because there are many objects of Asian cultures, Thai, Cambodia and India. Filled with many interesting objects, it has 4 floors and is very well, they have bathroom and store clothing. Small souvenirs shop, also has elevator if you do not want to use the stairs. Recommended and very nice Museum, in the Iéna metro station, and this station is Trocadero to fences also walking beams as 5 min to the ifel Tower.
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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.
  • 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.
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  • Tremendous place!
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