Musée national des arts asiatiques Guimet, Paris
(4.3/5 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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  • In addition to the Museum, which is of very great interest by itself, it should be noted the quality of the temporary exhibitions. Currently presented both are very interesting: Jade and Indian Images. Do not hesitate to take the tours. They are very well made.
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  • As is it usual in my since always visited museums, arrived until he, is a museum different to which I'm accustomed, but full of things that us help to enlarge them knowledge...
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  • A museum tracing the quick history of Asian art China, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Viet Nam, Korea, Indonesia, Tibet, Nepal, India, Pakistan a brief tour of art pottery, prints, dishes, weapons, clothes, difficult to move religion because the rooms are badly signposted and extends over 4 floors. The staff is friendly.
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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.