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Musee Cernuschi

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Address: 7 avenue Velasquez, 75008 Paris, France
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Excellent if you like Asian (mainly Chinese) art

A small but enjoyable museum, showing the collection of M. Cernuschi, an avid collector of Asian pieces. The permanent exhibition is FREE (yes, FREE) while you must pay for the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small but enjoyable museum, showing the collection of M. Cernuschi, an avid collector of Asian pieces. The permanent exhibition is FREE (yes, FREE) while you must pay for the temporary ones which usually show more contemporary artists.

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Nahariya, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Three sites in an upscale Paris neighborhood, Parc Monceau, the Nissim da Camondo Museum, and this, the Cernuschi Museum. Yet another mansion bequeathed to the city of Paris by a banker who was an astute collector. Da Camondo collected fine 19th century furniture, art, porcelain, etc., whereas Cernuschi collected fine antique Asian art. The museum's interior is dominated by a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

As other reviewers have noted, although this museum is advertised as free, the temporary exhibition (for which you pay 4 euros) is scattered throughout the museum, so you actually have to pay the 4 euro entrance fee. The museum is worth the money, though it was a shame that the Japanese ukiyo-e prints that the museum often advertises were not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Located next to the lovely Parc Monceau in the 8th Arrondissement, the Cernuschi Museum houses a splendid collection of Asian art, ranging from Neolithic Chinese to contemporary works. Housed in what was once a private mansion, the collection is ample enough to offer a broad survey of mostly Chinese art, but small enough not to be exhausting. You can easily... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very exquisite Asian Museum with very attractive exhibitions. Not as important as Guimet but a good complement If you enjoy Asian Art. If you are spending some time in Parc Monceau go by it's worthed .

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Yes its alovely museum with high quality pieces. Advertised as free but you have no choice but to pay 4e because of an exhibition. Its a trivial amount but i object to this sloppiness. staff have no interest beyond keeping cool withthe fans provided for the public

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Nice neighborhood near Monceau park, nice building and nice Asian collection. The visit takes less than an hour but it is a pleasant detour.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Henri Cernushi (1821-1896) bequeathed his private collections of Asian art and his mansion, located at the entrance of Parc Monceau, to the City of Paris. The museum exhibits a remarkable collection of ancient Chinese art (pottery, jade items, ivories, bronzes, statuettes), and a beautiful collection of contemporary paintings. It often organizes exhibitions on art from the Far-East.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

This museum is fantastic: it's in a really lovely location (and close to another Musée!). It has a truly great range of stuff - and it is free! It's got a fabulous range of artefacts which really need to be seen in person to be appreciated.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

This is a small museum but has such an inspiring and beautiful collection. When I visit Paris, I always pay a visit to this museum. Just one thing: inform first if there are groups who visit. In that case there will be some noise.

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