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Musee Guimet - Pantheon Bouddhique

19 Avenue d Iena, 75116 Paris, France
+33 1 40 73 88 00
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The Buddha taught not to steal

The higher up you go in the building, the less impressive it becomes. Southeast Asia on the ground... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lam N
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Beat the crowds of tourists in Paris and visit this gem of a museum

I have visited the Guimet several times and each time I find new and interesting things to see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joan H
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“asian art” (8 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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19 Avenue d Iena, 75116 Paris, France
Trocadero
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+33 1 40 73 88 00
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The higher up you go in the building, the less impressive it becomes. Southeast Asia on the ground floor is fantastic, because the items are mainly thefts from former French colonies (Cambodia, Vietnam). The statues on the first floor (Tibet, China) are quite beautiful. The...More

2  Thank Lam N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited the Guimet several times and each time I find new and interesting things to see. Happily for me, this museum doesn't seem to attract big groups of tourists so it is easy to see the exhibits without the crowds. There is a...More

Thank Joan H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a little gem near the Eiffel Tower. Several wonderful displays of Asian art, objects, maps,textiles etc. arranged by country. I especially liked the Japanese displays on the basement level. There is a nice cafe/restaurant there and when I visited it was not...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

'Asian arts': is the remit supposed to encompass from the Urals to Philippines? Most of the collection are from Buddhist-influenced cultures. However, the syndrome of dispersion looms. What have Afghanistan, ancient Khmers, India and Japan have to do together in this relatively small place, is...More

Thank 127Fred
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

The museum has sometimes good exhibtion but is unable to deal with it. The organisation is unprofessional and disinterested; the security rude. To be avoided unfortunately

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

The collections are impressive. The temporary exhibitions too. Sorry to have missed early photography of Myanmar but we were lucky to catch a very detailed account of the life of Emile Guimet, his voyage in America and Asia, the creation of the museum, and the...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

To my shame, I have to admit I didn't know about this museum. It was an extraordinary surprise. If you love oriental art, you should most definitely pay a visit. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

The museum is located close to Trocadero in the centre of Paris. There is a very nice collection of items from Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, India, China....) & a few pieces of contemporary art mixed with the antiquities. Overall very well arranged/good explanations. Also, there is...More

1  Thank Amelie_Tomoko
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

My wife and I went to the Musee Guimet special show of Japanese kimonos. It was fascinating to see the beautiful artwork that was made into women'sclothing

Thank Sociology
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Much of the very precious buddhist and Hindu sculptures are scattered all over the world, being removed from their orginal sites by explorers from England, France and Germany. The Musee Guimet houses many of the religious sculptures from India, China and Cambodia. Of special significance...More

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This is the neighbourhood of grand and impressive
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museums overlook the Eiffel Tower and embassies fill
the avenues and streets. Locals head to the butcher,
florist, or bakery on their daily rounds amidst luxury
and splendour, all with a view over Paris and its most
famous tower. Snuggled in between the grand buildings
are small art galleries and homes of historical
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Lam N
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Response from 127Fred | Reviewed this property |
We are not aware if talks about this are taking place, let alone if/which artefacts have been looted, instead of discovered, unearthed, restored and studied for the good of all. The French explorers (notably Mouhot, who... More
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