Musée Cernuschi - Musée des arts de l'Asie de la Ville de Paris

7 avenue Vélasquez - 75008 Paris

Porte Maillot - Monceau - 8e Arrondissement


Henri Cernushi (1821-1896) bequeathed his private collections of Asian art and his mansion, located at the entrance of Parc Monceau, to the City of Paris.
The museum exhibits a remarkable collection of ancient Chinese art (pottery, jade items, ivories, bronzes, statuettes), and a beautiful collection of contemporary paintings. It often organizes exhibitions on art from the Far-East.
Library (by appointment), readings, literary meetings, calligraphy and oriental painting demonstrations.

Architectural style

  • Neo classique


  • Archéologie
  • Bronzes
  • Céramique
  • Histoire
  • Peinture
  • Sculpture
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Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Visitor tools

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English

Visitor tools

Audio guides available in French, English and German for €5.

Educational activities

Demonstrations of Chinese calligraphy. Literary meetings.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Permanent collections : free. Temporary exhibitions: entry fee. The Paris Musées card allows you to visit all the temporary exhibitions of Paris City museums, unllimited access and without line, during one year. Prices : €40 (individual card); €60 (duo card); €20 (-26 years old). Informations on

Guided tour

For tours with entertainment and story-telling, or family tours, reservations must be made on +33 (0)1 53 96 21 72 (no reservations are taken for weekends).

Group tour

Tel: +33 (0)1 53 96 21 72, Monday to Friday 10am-12pm and 2.30pm-5pm,

Closing times


Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Closed certain public holidays. More information on the website.

Exceptional opening

  • Easter
  • Ascension Day
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November

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Musée Cernuschi - Musée des arts de l'Asie de la Ville de Paris

7 avenue Vélasquez
75008 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 53 96 21 50

  • Subway - Villiers
  • Bus - 30, 84, 94

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Loan of wheelchairs
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

Physical disability:
- wheelchair users can visit the museum in its entirety thanks to 2 lifts, including 1 providing step-free entry to the museum.
- a wheelchair and folding seats are available on request at the museum's welcome desk.
- 2 seats are reserved for wheelchair users in the conference room.
- the majority of works on display are visible from a sitting position.
- a tactile table is located near the welcome desk, it is currently inaccessible to wheelchair users (reached by climbing steps).
- the pavement is lowered by 4 cm at its lowest between the disabled parking area and the museum entrance.
- some temporary exhibitions allow to turn back and travel back to the start of the visit.
- men's and women's disabled toilets are located on the below-ground floor of the building and are accessible by lift. To reach the lift and disabled toilets, visitors must leave the exhibition and be accompanied. Please note that the wall grab rail is currently out of place.

Visual impairment:
- a visit guidebook in large font (Arial 18) and booklets in braille are available for free at the welcome desk.
- multi-sensory visits.
- for security reasons, visitors should alert staff in order to be accompanied in the lift, as the stairs are not adapted.
- glass walls and cases at chest and head height may be dangerous.

Hearing impairment:
- an amplifier is installed at the museum's welcome desk.
- lip-reading visits/talks on the last Saturday of every month at 10am (lasts 1hr30, no reservation required).

Mental disability:
- the Musée Cernuschi follozs the 'Musées et Monuments en Liberté' guidelines created by the assocation PEP 75, and offers 2 bookets (children and adults), 1 walk card and 1 audioguide to download.
- multi-sensory visits.
- the museum is located along an alley leading to the Parc Monceau (closed space).

More details on accessibility

Museum in the same district: Porte Maillot - Monceau

Museum in the same arrondissement: 8th arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum

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