Museum

Musée national des Arts asiatiques - Guimet/MNAAG

6 place d'Iéna - 75116 Paris

Trocadéro - Passy - 16e Arrondissement

Description

The Musée Guimet: the quickest route to Asia! From 1889, when it was established by Emile Guimet, to the present day, the museum has continued to add to and diversify its collections. Presenting 5,000 years of Asian art, time has not stopped at the Musée Guimet: you will be surprised at times to come across works by contemporary artists in the pared back, sobre and sleek design of the museum's exhibition spaces.

From the Buddhas of Afghanistan to the Zen monks of Japan, from Indian fabrics to Samurai armour, and from Khmer treasures to Chinese fine art, the Musée Guimet offers unique collections which provide the opportunity to go on a meditative, aesthetic and explorative journey to the heart of Asia. Magnificently renovated in contemporary style, it is the largest European museum devoted to Asian art.

Architectural style

  • Eclectique

Collections

  • Armes
  • Arts graphiques
  • Bronzes
  • Céramique
  • Décors intérieurs
  • Dessins
  • Estampes
  • Histoire
  • Manuscrits
  • Mobilier
  • Objets de la vie quotidienne
  • Objets du culte
  • Peinture
  • Religions d'Extrême-Orient
  • Sculpture
  • Spectacle vivant
  • Textiles

Epoque des collections

  • Rome antique (VIIe av JC au Ve ap JC)
  • Paléochrétien (Ier - IVe)
  • Byzance (IVe - XVe)
  • Moyen Age (Ve - XVe)
  • Roman (Xe - XIIe)
  • Baroque (XVIe - XVIIe)
  • Rococo (XVIIIe)
  • Néoclassicisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Romantisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Réalisme (XIXe)
  • Impressionnisme (XIXe)
  • Symbolisme (XIXe)
  • Fauvisme (XXe)
  • Cubisme (XXe)
  • Modernisme (XXe)
  • Expressionisme (XXe)
  • Futurisme (XXe)
  • Dadaisme (XXe)
  • Surréalisme (XXe)
  • L'abstraction (XXe)
  • Mouvement (XXe)

Garden

This Japanese garden, a true haven of peace and tranquillity in the heart of Paris, is home to a tea pavilion which is perfect for meditation. It is located a stone's throw from the museum, in a mansion house where the superb Galeries du Panthéon Bouddhique are presented. Unique in the Western world and even the Far East, these collections reveal the scope of Buddhist piety.

Membre du Paris Museum Pass

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass
  • Restaurant
  • Visitor tools

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Visitor tools

Free and available for permanent collections in 8 languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese, Korean and Japanese. Reserved solely for use by individual visitors.

Educational activities

Story-visits for children and workshops for children and adults

Restaurant

Asian specialities

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Permanent collections: €8.50 / €6.50 (concessions)
Permanent collections + temporary exhibition: €11.50 / €8.50 (concessions)

Guided tour

Rates for guided tours, entry not included:
1hr: €4.20 / €3.20 (concessions). 1hr30: €6.30 / €4.80 (concessions)

Group tour

Email: resa@guimet.fr. - Fax: +33 (0)1 56 52 54 36.

Free

Permanent collections: free for those under 26 from a country within the European Union, as well as primary and secondary school teachers (except for temporary exhibitions).
Free for disabled people and an accompanying person, as well as job seekers and those receiving state benefits.

Free for young people and children

Permanent collections and temporary exhibitions are free for under 18s.

Closing times

Tuesday

Opening times

Wednesday to Monday, 10am to 6pm

Exceptional opening

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

Voir la carte

Musée national des Arts asiatiques - Guimet/MNAAG

6 place d'Iéna
75116 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 56 52 54 33
contact@guimet.fr
www.guimet.fr

  • Subway - Iéna
  • RER - Boulainvilliers
  • Bus - 22, 30, 32, 63, 82

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:
- Accessible entrance via outdoor ramp, visitors must be accompanied
- Entrance located in the middle of the platform
- Parking spaces at 15-17 Rue Boissière
- Platform lift in the welcome area
- Lifts to access exhibitions floors
- Adapted toilets
- Welcome desk is easily identifiable and has a lowered section, but does not have leg room under the desk
- Folding seats available (on request)
- Buddhist Pantheon Galleries not accessible
- Auditorium on tha garden level can welcome wheelchair users in the upper section
- Information cards in the exhibitions are sometimes positioned too high and can be hard to access
- Some display cases not accessible (works/information cards not at an appropriate angle)
- Grab rail currently being installed in women's toilets; transfer of weight to the left in men's toilets

Visual impairment:
- Tactile tours: individual visits on set dates/group visits by booking at resa@guimet.fr
- Information cards in the exhibitions have good colour contrast but are sometimes slightly too high
- Audioguides do not include guidance or audiodescription; available in 8 languages

Hearing impairment:
- Guided tours in French Sign Language at the Musée Guimet and Musée d'Ennery: individual visits on set dates/group visits by booking at resa@guimet.fr
- Museum staff trained in French Sign Language

Mental disability:
- Educational wrokshops and specific group visits by booking at resa@guimet.fr

More details on accessibility

Museum in the same district: Trocadéro - Passy

Museum in the same arrondissement: 16th arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum

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