Guimet Museum was founded from the private collection of an industrialist from Lyons, Emile Guimet, who left it to the State ... More
Guimet Museum was founded from the private collection of an industrialist from Lyons, Emile Guimet, who left it to the State in 1885. He had gathered many art treasures during a scientific mission to the Far East studying world religions. Over a period of years, other bequests and archaeological acquisitions were added. The works exhibited illustrate the art and spiritual history from South East Asia, India, Afghanistan, Central Asia, Japan, and Korea. Free audio guides are available in eight different languages.
This is an exceptional museum, beautiful building, well-organized. But, it is not for the tourist who has a few short days to spend in Paris. There are no audio guides, and the information about the exhibits is written in French only. I recommend for anyone who has time to visit this museum. It is wonderful.
Located in the Marais district, the beautiful Hôtel de Guenegaud, built by François Mansard in 1654, now houses the Musee
de la Chasse et de la Nature (Museum of Hunting and Nature). There is a variety of objects representing ...
This is where Auguste Rodin spent the last years of his life, from 1908 to 1917. Since then, his superb
sculptures and private art collection have been housed here. There are a number of sculptures in the garden, including ...
The museum opened its doors for the first time in 1937. Since then, the museum has been dedicated to modern
art (from the 1960s on). Its permanent exhibition, which is free entry, houses over 8000 works, among them you ...