Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet

Musée Guimet

Since the 19th century, the Guimet Museum has been putting East Asian civilisations in the spotlight through its collection of Asian art, one of the largest in the world.
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Description

A short distance from the Palais de Tokyo and the Place du Trocadéro, immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Asian art. Founded in 1889 by Emile Guimet, a manufacturer from Lyon, the Guimet Museum traces 5,000 years of history. The distant travels that took this art lover through China, Japan, India and Pakistan allowed him to assemble the precious collections of art which are today presented in one of the largest museums entirely devoted to Asian arts in Europe.

Invaluable works

Stroll through the elegantly designed spaces bathed in natural light to discover the selection of some 4,000 works including Chinese sculptures and porcelain, an Angkor Buddha and a 17th-century samurai armour, which is sure to fascinate children. The museum also offers a cycle of temporary exhibitions that take you on a voyage of discovery. To deepen your knowledge, enjoy one of the guided tours offered every Saturday.

Continue your journey through the East with a visit to the Panthéon Bouddhique with its Japanese garden, just 2 minutes away on foot. It belongs to the Guimet Museum, as does the Ennery Museum, located on Avenue Foch, which holds a unique collection of objects from Japan (visits by reservation only).

This summer, the museum gives Mr. and Pharrell Williams carte blanche for the exhibition “A Call To Action”, an immersive installation to be discovered under the central dome (until 23 September 2019).

TOP TIP: the admission ticket to the museum’s permanent collections and temporary exhibitions is included in the Paris Region Pass Experience.

Community facilities

Access and contact

6 place d'Iéna
75116 Paris 16ème

Metro Iéna station (line9) Boissière station (line 6)

Bus 63, Albert de Mun or Iéna stop 82, Iéna stop 30, Kleber-Boissière stop, then go down the Boissière street to place Iéna. 22, Kleber-Boissière stop, then go down the Boissière street to place Iéna. 32, Albert de Mun or Iéna stop

Days and opening hours

Every day throughout the year between 10 am and 6 pm. Closed on Tuesday.

Prices

  • 6.5 €
  • Adult: 6.50 to 8.50 € (Twin ticket with temporary exhibitions: €11.50 full fare, €8.5 reduced fare).

    Free entry for children < 18 years.

    Every first Sunday of the month, access to the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions is free. For European Union nationals: free admission for permanent collections and discount for temporary exhibitions up to and including the age of 25.

Services

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Tour

Spoken languages

  • French

Documentation languages (home)

  • English
  • French

Bulletin board languages

  • English

Single mean time tour

120 mins

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Extérieur
  • access to the establishment: graspable outside call button
  • floor-level pathways
  • pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
Parking
  • reserved and adapted parking space located close to the entrance of the site
  • parking spaces laid out and connected to the road or building by an accessible pathway
Accueil
  • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
  • free admission for one accompanying person
  • free admission on presentation of proof of entitlement
  • the accessible entrance is the main entrance
  • the accessible entrance is the secondary entrance (indicated)
  • staff informed or trained
  • specific tariff policy
  • manual entrance door
Information
  • accessible information plates
  • all documentation graspable
  • performance room with a reserved space
Vestiaire
  • accessible cloakroom
Équipements
  • multimedia content access system
  • spaces equipped with reserved spaces and adapted to people in wheelchairs
  • floor-level establishment
  • wheelchair loan
  • seated area available
  • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • présence d’un lave main dans les sanitaires adaptés
  • accessible communal toilets
  • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the right
  • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the left
Escalier
  • Communal staircase adapted for secure movement
Ascenseur
  • adapted elevator
  • elevator
Accueil
  • acceo: instant speech transcription and visio-interpretation in French sign language (LSF)
  • reception/information desk equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
  • reservation/contact via SMS and/or email
  • reservation possible by webcam
Information
  • staff trained in French sign language (LSF)
Signalétique
  • uniform signage to help people find their way around
  • text/image signage
Équipements
  • performance or tour assistance aids
  • visual alarm with flashing light in isolated spaces
  • intercom equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
  • audiovisuals are in French sign language (LSF)
  • subtitled audiovisuals
  • visioguide with overlay in French sign language (LSF)
  • subtitled visioguide
Ascenseur
  • adapted elevator
Visite
  • audioguides equipped with a volume control device
  • audioguides equipped with induction loops
  • independent visit possible
  • guided tour in French sign language (LSF)
  • guided tour in international sign language (ISL)
  • guided tours with lip reading
  • guided tours with an amplifying device
  • guided tours with a magnetic loop device
Extérieur
  • exterior pathways identifiable by touch
  • exterior pathways visually identifiable
  • exterior lighting control system in communal areas
Accueil
  • interior pathways identifiable by touch
  • interior pathways visually identifiable
Équipements
  • audioguide with description elements
  • audioguide with guidance elements
  • Braille documentation
  • documentation in enlarged characters
  • swell paper documentation
  • floor-level establishment
  • offset or no obstacles at face height
  • navigation assistance tool (e.g. map/model - in relief/large characters/contrasting colours)
  • possibility to control the lighting
  • magnifying glass loan
  • glass surfaces identifiable via contrasted elements in relation to the immediate surroundings
  • audiodescription system
Ascenseur
  • elevator with audio announcements for each floor
  • elevator with identifiable call buttons
Visite
  • Legible information plates
  • specific accessible information plates
  • tactile tour
Extérieur
  • the dangers identified have been addressed
Information
  • brochures/documentations classified by topic
  • simplified adapted documentation (illustration through images, photos, drawings)
Signalétique
  • adapted signage
Visite
  • adapted activities
  • educational workshops
  • adapted room cards
  • specific tours
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
Accueil
  • adapted opening hours (morning performances)
  • children's programme
  • childcare service
  • family tariffs/free admission for children
Information
  • secure and closed establishment
Vestiaire
  • large lockers or left luggage lockers for pushchairs
  • possibility to leave pushchairs at the cloakroom
Équipements
  • floor-level establishment
  • baby carrier loan
  • pushchair loan
Sanitaires
  • toilet facilities suitable for children (toilet seat and washbasin height)
  • changing table
Visite
  • children's/family applications for the tour
  • audioguides with a children's circuit
  • children's visit booklets/games
  • pushchairs accepted for the tour
  • visioguides with a children's circuit
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
  • Pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
Accueil
  • pets accepted on site and during guided tours
  • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
  • reception/information desk equipped with a sound amplification system
  • free admission for persons aged over 60
Information
  • Offer adapted to seniors
Vestiaire
  • cloakroom
Équipements
  • documentation in enlarged characters
  • floor-level establishment
  • wheelchair loan
  • magnifying glass loan
  • cane wheelchair loan
  • seated areas available (if possible several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • horizontal support rail
  • diagonal support rail to enable the seated person to raise themselves up easily
Escalier
  • communal staircase adapted for secure movement
  • private staircase adapted for secure movement
Ascenseur
  • stairs compensated for by a lift or an elevator
Visite
  • audioguides equipped with a volume control device
  • audioguides equipped with induction loops
  • Legible information plates
  • Specific accessible information plates (large characters)

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