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Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet, Paris

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Musee 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 Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Mostly drawing on its own collections, the Guimet exhibition on Afghanistan displays many masterpieces dating from the 3rd to the 8th century. Some of the stucco sculptures are stunning. Many photos.....  more
    Mostly drawing on its own collections, the Guimet exhibition on Afghanistan displays many masterpieces dating from the 3rd to the 8th century. Some of the stucco sculptures are stunning. Many photos.....  more »
  • Ok I am biased but I have always liked the Guimet museum, which houses the most important Asian art collections in France, perhaps in Europe. The glazed Luohan on the first floor (Chinese buddhist... 
    Ok I am biased but I have always liked the Guimet museum, which houses the most important Asian art collections in France, perhaps in Europe. The glazed Luohan on the first floor (Chinese buddhist...  more »
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  • So glad to have discovered this wonderful museum rich with amazing objects from Asian history. The sculptures from ancient Cambodia are exceptional. The building is really interesting, don't miss the rooftop terrasse !
  • Incredible collection, most of the sculpture is exposed to the viewer allowing you to get very close to it so that you can see them in great detail. There’s definitely a mystical element to being so close to these ancient stones, what a treat! It could definitely benefit from more explanatory text, and English translations. The main collection is from Cambodia (which was a French colony 😅) but the Chinese collection is also quite dense. Very little from Japan. The basement restaurant is definitely not an attraction, which is a shame cause it’s not easy getting a snack in the area. Overall, superb collection, great wide spaces, a great trip in space and time.

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