Musée Guimet

  • Museum
  • Arts and culture
  • Folk arts and popular traditions
Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet

In a relaxed atmosphere, one room after another, the Guimet Museum exposes its exceptional collection of Asian art.

Since 1889, the Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet has preserved one of the richest collections of Asian art in the world, the fruit of an adventure initiated by the Lyon industrialist Émile Guimet (1836-1918). Magnificently renovated, the Guimet Museum offers its visitors an initiatory journey to Asia. You will discover its thousand-year-old collections from India to Japan: Angkor treasures, Chinese lacquerware, precious Japanese prints, Indian miniatures and silks, photographic collections, Afghan archaeology, proud samurai armours... You will travel along the silk roads and the paths of Buddhism. You will also be surprised by the modern and contemporary works of Asian artists, presented as a dialogue between past and present.

Temporary exhibitions, a panoramic terrace, films, concerts, shows, workshops and conferences, a Zen garden and tea ceremonies make the Guimet Museum a place in perpetual motion just a stone's throw from the Trocadero!

Opening and closing times

Every day throughout the year between 10 am and 6 pm. Closed on Tuesday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.


Reduced rate for all group participants with a reservation. Reservations are required and free of charge. In the temporary exhibitions: groups of up to 20 people (including accompanying persons).

In the permanent collections: groups of up to 30 people (including accompanying persons).

For security reasons, groups must wait for their lecturer on the garden level, opposite the auditorium, and must not park in the museum entrance hall.

Lecture tours: full price 1h30: 140 euros ;
Workshops or lecture-demonstrations (20 people maximum): full price (2 hours): 300 euros

Adult: 8.50 to 11.50 € (Single ticket combined with temporary exhibitions: €11.50 full price, €8.5 reduced price.
Second visit free of charge within 14 days of the date of purchase of the ticket.).

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.
Paris Museum Pass accepted: time slot reservation recommended.


Types of customers

  • Children

Additional information

  • A cafeteria is present on site


Types of visits available

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Unguided group tours on request

Average length of visit

  • 90 minutes (individual)

Services and facilities


  • Restaurant


  • Shop
  • Ticketing in number
  • Wi-fi


Spoken languages

  • French

Documentation languages

  • English
  • French

Visit languages

  • French

Languages of educational signs

  • English

Audioguide languages

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Additional information

Programme of the cultural action service to be consulted on line (guided tours, conferences, cultural activities and workshops for adults, families and young people)


  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Visual disability
  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move


Iéna station (line9)
Boissière station (line 6)

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

Plan your route


Contact information

  • 6 place d'Iéna 75116 Paris 16ème
  • +33 (0)1 56 52 53 00

Your contacts


  • For groups :
    Booking required
    External guide accepted
    Right to speak : gratuit