Definitive guide

Musée Guimet

The Musée National des Arts Asiatiques-Guimet (or just Guimet Museum) holds one of the largest collections of Asian artefacts outside of Asia: thousands of precious pieces from dozens of Asian civilisations await inside.

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The Musée National des Arts Asiatiques-Guimet (MNAAG), or simply Musée Guimet, is a museum dedicated to artworks from various Asian cultures in Paris. In fact, it is one of the museums with the largest collections of Asian art outside of Asia itself.

The Musée Guimet, like all the most important museums in Paris, is included in the Paris Museum Pass. With the Pass, you can skip the queue and enter these museums for free. If you don’t already have one, we strongly recommend you buy yours here to save yourself time and money.

Musée Guimet in Paris
Author: Lionel Allorge. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

The museum takes its name from Émile Guimet, a French industrialist of the 19th century. Following his expeditions (mostly in East Asia and the MENA region), Guimet brought several precious art pieces back to France with him.

Some of the other artefacts in the Guimet museum were later imported by the French authorities during the colonial period in Southeast Asia.

The Guimet Museum’s collection of Asian art is one of the most impressive in Europe. The objects include holdings from China, India, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, and more.

The wide array of items in the Guimet National Museum of Asian Arts comprises sculptures and statuettes in stone and terracotta, decorative scrolls, photographs, jewellery, reliefs, stone palettes, columns, pottery pieces, and paintings. In the library, you’ll also find precious manuscripts, books, maps, and prints.

Location

Place d’Iéna 6, 16th arrondissement.

Tickets and price

Adult
€11.50
Adult Under 18 or EEA residents under 26 18-25 non-EEA
€11.50 free €8.50

The Musée Guimet is included in the Paris Museum Pass, which you can get here . The Pass gives you free access to all the most important sights in the city, and you don’t have to queue at the entrance. We highly recommend it if you intend to visit Paris’ museums and attractions.

Schedule

Day
Mon-Sun
Tuesday
Day Opening time Last admission Closure
Mon-Sun 10:00 am 5:15 pm 6:00 pm
Tuesday Closed

Transport

Method
Lines
Stops
Method Métro Bus RER
Lines 9 30, 32, 63, 72, 82 C
Stops Iéna - Pont de l’Alma

Nearby sights

Musée d’Art Moderne - 290 m (950 feet) east, 4-minute walk.

Musée du quai Branly - 600 m (almost 0.4 feet) south, 10-minute walk.

Musée des égouts de Paris - 900 m (over 0.5 miles) southeast, 12-minute walk.

Eiffel Tower - 1 km (0.6 miles) southwest, 15-minute walk.

Champs-Élysées - 1 km (0.6 miles) northeast, 12-minute walk.

Arc de Triomphe - 1.3 km (0.8 miles), 17-minute walk.

Petit Palais - 1.7 km (1 mile) east, 22-minute walk.


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Musée Guimet