Behind the Guimet Museum, which holds one of the most important collection of Asian art in the world, is a pretty hidden annexe: the Buddhist Pantheon.
Besides its interesting collection of more than 200 Japanese works and the beautiful mansion that houses it, it is above all the amazing and unusual Japanese inspired garden that deserves to be visited in addition to the museum.
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At the heart of the Buddhist Panthéon, Guimet Museum annexe in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, the Japanese garden is a unique green space in Paris (free access). Covering an area of 450 m2, it was built during the renovation in 1991.
With its giant bamboo, flagstones, small wooden bridges and pond, it is one of the most “zen” places of the capital! You will also find a lovely lodge created by Japanese artists and carpenters. It hosts the tea ceremonies of Guimet Museum, which offer an ideal time to discover the pleasures of the art of living in Japan.
After enjoying the peaceful atmosphere of the garden, do not forget to take a walk through the collections of the Buddhist Pantheon, works gathered together by Émile Guimet during his trip to Japan in 1876. Also a chance to appreciate the neoclassical architecture of the mansion, former home of Alfred Heidelbach, banker and President of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States in Paris (1852-1922). Also see what to visit in the 16th arrondissement