Musée national des arts asiatiques Guimet, Paris

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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. Take a look at our Paris journey planner to schedule your visit to Musée national des arts asiatiques Guimet and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Nice museum of Asian art. There was a wonderful temporary exhibition of the work of Hokusai and Hasui. Japanese color pressure d.m.v. wood blocks. The beautiful golf and the images of Mount Fuji. With your entrance ticket allows you to come back a second time within 14 days.
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  • Museum presenting very interesting pieces and surprising discoveries. To discover absolutely
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  • The basis of the Museum, created in the late 19 century Lyon industrialist Emile Guimet, has collected them while traveling collection of artifacts and Asian art. Now it is one of the most important in the world, represents the most valuable collection of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Himalayas, Korea, China and Japan. Open daily from 10.00 to 18.00, except Tuesday.
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  • I went to see the Korean collections but it was closed. So I asked the guy who was warning people at the gallery to 'speak slowly..not quiet?!' about why Korean section was closed and he said 'It's not my fault. I only came to work this afternoon.' It was the least professional answer I've ever heard and even rude. I went downstairs to figure out what's going on with the Korean section and one of the clerk said it's because they don't have enough staff to guard and there is no way they will open it that day so I just wasted my valuable time and money. Very excited to see Guimet Museum but it was my biggest disappointment during my trip to Paris.
  • Impressive permanent collection, fascinating and exceptional items. I feel descriptions of some items could benefit from detailing more their uses and history as well as the usual facts about materials, regions and datation.
  • Wonderful place: good price (9.5€), perfect arrangement, good mix of ancient art and temporary modern art (just a few). Restaurant (Asian) is okay. A must see.
  • Lots of great things to see from China, Japan, India and many more Asian countries. Careful it takes time and starts evacuating early.
  • I did a very nice exhibition here about jade stone. It waa realy interesting because you can see how it was use until 30's.

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