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The National Museum of Asian Art, also known as the Guimet Museum, is located in the 16th district of Paris and devoted to Asian art, principally focusing on works from China, Japan, Southeast and Central Asia, Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as India and Korea.
From the famous Hôtel de Crillon, located on the Place de la Concorde, visitors can reach the Guimet Museum by following the Right Bank of the Seine. Inaugurated in 1889, the Guimet Museum today offers the largest collection of Asian art outside of Asia. Cultural events are frequently held there: shows of Asian dance, concerts and film series.
In the Buddhist Pantheon close by, one finds the original collections from the founding of the museum, just as the explorer, Émile Guimet, imagined and designed it. There, one can admire a wonderful collection of Japanese works going back to the 11th century, and a more modest collection drawing on Buddhist China.
Just a short distance from the conference center at the Palais des Congrès and from the Hôtel Concorde LaFayette, the Japanese gardens of the Buddhist Pantheon provide an opportunity for a change of scenery and a leisurely walk. Visitors may take a break in the Tea Pavilion and may choose to partake in one of the most traditional ceremonies of Japanese culture.
9:45 am - 6:00 pm every day, except Tuesday.Closed on Tuesdays.