Guimet Museum (Musée Guimet) Tours and Activities
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Among the largest Asian art museums outside of Asia, the Guimet Museum (Musée Guimet) houses thousands of artifacts, including sculptures, paintings, porcelain, and scrolls that date back more than 5,000 years. The museum was founded by adventurer and industrialist Émile Étienne Guimet and features several temporary exhibitions each year.
Part of the Musée National des Arts Asiatiques (alongside two other Paris institutions: the Hôtel d’Heidelbach and the Musée d’Ennery), the Guimet Museum opened in Lyon, following Guimet’s travels in the Far East. After moving to Paris in 1889, the collection grew to include a broader range of exhibits. The Guimet Museum is conveniently included in the Paris Pass and Paris Museum Pass schemes, each of which can save travelers time and money on sightseeing.
Things to Know Before You Go
- All ticket purchases at the Guimet Museum entitle you to a second visit within 14 days of the original visit.
- On the first Sunday of each month, admission to the museum is free.
- The Guimet Museum offers an on-site restaurant, bookstore, and shop.
- The museum is fully accessible to visitors with limited mobility.
How to Get There
Located in Paris’ elegant 16th arrondissement, the Guimet Museum can be reached by numerous forms of transportation. Take Métro line 9 to Iéna, located just steps away. The museum is also served by bus Nos. 22, 30, 32, 63, and 83, and can be reached by taxi, Vélib’ bike, or on foot.
When to Get There
The Guimet Museum is open every day but Tuesday. The museum is closed each year on Dec. 25, Jan. 1, and May 1.
Activities at the Musée National des Arts Asiatiques – Guimet
The Guimet Museum hosts a number of workshops throughout the year, which range from origami and calligraphy classes to lessons in ceramics, as well as family classes and activities. The Hôtel d’Heidelbach, part of the Musée National des Arts Asiatiques – Guimet, hosts Japanese tea ceremonies throughout the year.
Address: 6 Place d'Iéna, Paris 75116, France
4 Tours and Activities to Experience Guimet Museum (Musée Guimet)
Gain admission to more than 60 top Paris attractions with the Paris Pass—a flexible sightseeing pass that lets you access the best the French capital has to offer, such as the Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy entrance to Parisian showstoppers like the Louvre Museum, and Centre Pompidou with the 2-, 3-, 4-, or 6-day pass. Make the most of a 1-day hop-on hop-off Big Bus sightseeing tour, Bateaux Parisiens river cruise, and unlimited public transport with the included travelcard. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit.
Savor the world-class art offerings of Paris while avoiding the long entrance queues with the Paris Museum Pass. Choose from a 2-, 4- or 6-day pass, and enjoy unlimited, skip-the-line entry to more than 60 museums and attractions in Paris and surrounds. Also included is a 1-hour sightseeing cruise along the famous Seine River. Get a new perspective on riverside landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum and Notre Dame while relaxing aboard a specially designed touring boat.
The Paris City Pass grants you entry to the best Parisian highlights as well as access to the most important activities. Make the most of your time in Paris and let the Pass take care of the practicalities for you. Pick your favorite sights from the huge selection and visit as many as you like. The Paris City Pass is valid for either 2, 3*, 4, 5* or 6 days. * Note for museum visits: The 3-day-pass includes the Paris Museum Pass for the free visit of over 50 museums for 48 h; the 5-day-pass the free visit for 96 h. Please plan your schedule of visits according. Bonus in 4-day-pass: you can use the public transport for free on an additional 5th day. Enjoy free admission to 60 museums and attractions in Paris, including the Louvre, the Palace of Versailles, a boat trip along the Seine, and much more. At some of the attractions you'll be able to spend less time queuing, heading straight for the entrance instead.
Sample Parisian pastries and produce and explore an organic farmer's market at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Chat with the producers and learn about the history of Parisian gastronomy. • Taste a selection of different French pastries, cheeses, a charcuterie (cold cut) board, and a few surprises • A glass of wine is included • The tour starts in Trocadero: you'll visit a famous boulangerie and the organic, open-air President Wilson market on foot, while passing by famous museums like the Guimet Museum • Make sure to bring a water bottle, and hat/sunglasses or umbrella depending on the weather. Fun fact: the host used to be a comedian! • This experience is bookable as a private event only Local host Patricia is born and raised in Paris. She is a food and history lover, a fan of cheese, buttery meals, sugary treats and chocolate! Patricia loves discovering the history of a country, a city, an area, and of the people.
Taking safety measures
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the best way to experience Guimet Museum (Musée Guimet)?
The best ways to experience Guimet Museum (Musée Guimet) are:
- Paris Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 Attractions
- Paris Museum Pass and Seine River Cruise Including Delivery to Your Hotel
- Paris City Pass: Free admission & public transport
- French pastries and market tasting tour around Eiffel Tower for private groups
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