The Musée Guimet, or National Asiatic Arts Museum was founded in 1889 by Emile Guimet, a businessman and scholar from Lyon whose visits around the world allowed him to amass a large collection in a relatively short amount of time. Housed in the building that he commissioned especially for it, and with a permanent collection spanning 5500m², the museum is considered to be the largest of its kind outside of Asia.
With items from Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Himalayas, Southeast Asia, China, Corea, India and Japan, the collection is pretty much exhaustive, and Guimet even has two extra mini-museums to house more. For example, check out the Panthéon Bouddhique two minutes away at 19 avenue d'Iéna and its rooms full of Buddhas. The amazing Japanese garden with its pontoons, bamboo and tea pavilion also make for an original and agreeable break in the summer.
Paris Photo, the annual rendezvous of the photography enthusiasts
During four days, the Grand Palais will be host to the most important artistic event of the fall, Paris Photo, from November 9 to 12
This year, more than 140 photo galleries will gather at the Grand Palais to welcome professional photographs as well as photo enthusiasts who will meet around the biggest French and international galleries to live their passion for it!
From November 12 to 15, galleries, artists, publishers, booksellers and collectors will make part of one of the most important cultural events at the capital, and assist to a variety of exhibitions and workshops through the Paris Photo platform.
Since 1996, Paris Photo has highlighted the best of photography through exhibitions featuring collections or artists, and presenting the diversity of artists and works.
For this 19th edition, Paris Photo will focus on three themes: the collection, photography after the crisis and report that the importance of books in photography.
The Grand Palais
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris