Musée Cernuschi

Author: Elisa Dudnikova Paris, France

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One of the oldest museums in Paris. Musée Cernuschi is called "a small Guimet" (Musee Guimet is the national museum of Oriental arts). It really is small and home-like, occupying a mansion in one of the Paris' favourite parks of Monceau. It was granted to the city by its founder, a banker Henri Cernuschi, together with its collection of bronze decorations, ushabti figures, ceramics, and painted silk which came as a result of Cernuschi's travels to China and Japan. The most impressive and memorable object is a huge bronze statue of Buddah. The exhibition has only two floors and going through it all doesn't take long. Nevertheless, visiting this well-lit mansion and getting inspiration from the Asian culture will be cusious even to those who never took interest in it.

Musée Cernuschi
7 Avenue Velasquez, Paris, France
+33 1 53 96 21 50

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