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Musee Guimet - Pantheon Bouddhique

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Asian Art

I had the pleasure of visiting this wonderful Asian art museum with a friend who has studied this... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Thomas V
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Oakland, California
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 19 July 2018
LamN_12
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

This was my first visit since the museum was remodelled and, as both a devout museum-goer and a scholar of Asian and Southeast Asian art, I was surprised and disappointed at how the museum presented itself. Display cases were dusty both inside and on top;...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

I had the pleasure of visiting this wonderful Asian art museum with a friend who has studied this genre. He gave me a perfect lesson as there are superb examples of the many features of art from the East. Incredible collection in a beautiful setting.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 19 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Joan H
Reviewed 6 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 127Fred
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank donniefritts
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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank BrunoFromNishinomiya
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.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank babbua
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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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