Musée Guimet Français

Guimet museum

Situated at Place d'Iéna just steps away from the Trocadero esplanade, the Guimet Museum, nestling in the Hotel Heidelbach (the former mansion of Alfred Heidelbach), is dedicated to Asian Arts. The museum founded by Emile Etienne Guimet presents beautiful and rare Japanese and Chinese porcelaines and also boasts an amazing collection of various art works from Korea, India, Nepal or Tibet and Afghanistan. The museum hosts a asian restaurant..

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It is in 1874 that Emile Etienne Guimet visiting the Museum of Ethnography in Copenhagen came up with the idea to create such a museum in France. Two years after he was commissioned by the minister of public instruction to study the religions of the Far East. He acquired an amazing collection of art works from India, China and Japan. A first museum opened its doors in Lyon in 1879 before beeing transfered to Paris. The Guimet museum was inaugurated in 1889..

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Why not combining the visit of the museum with a climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower, which is just a few steps away.

Opening hours - Admission fees - Tickets

Address: 6, Place d'Iéna - 76016 Paris. Telephone: 01 56 52 53 00
Opening hours: Open every day from 10am to 6pm except Tuesday.
Admission fees - Tickets price: 7,5 Euros.

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