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Collections Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient

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Address: rue Munier-Romilly 8, Geneva 1206, Switzerland
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+41 22 704 32 82

An internationally renowned collection of Chinese and Japanese artwork.

An internationally renowned collection of Chinese and Japanese artwork.

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Worth the detour

Surprisingly pleased with this visit, although not huge the quality of the displays and the setting were worth the detour.

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32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Surprisingly pleased with this visit, although not huge the quality of the displays and the setting were worth the detour.

Thank xtraclick
Haute-Savoie, France
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 January 2017

A fabulous exhibition. I have visited it several times and taken my friends and I will go again. I am always dazzled.

Thank Rochette74
Geneva, Switzerland
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92 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The Baur Collection of Far Eastern art is a little gem that should not be missed by any visitor to Geneva. Many of the rare Chinese jade items and Japanese art objects in the collection are quite exquisite. Don't miss the sliding drawers, which contain beautiful treasures additional to those in the display cases. All the exhibits are described in... More 

1 Thank 2plus2gva
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107 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

This is certainly one of the best collections of Asian art, hidden in a beautiful townhouse in Geneva. Better known to the Japanese and Chinese tourists then the locals, it is a small gem. The collections focus mainly on Japan and China, with a remarkable display, easy to access for any public. Located in the heart of the city this... More 

1 Thank Mimi Michel
Geneva, Switzerland
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245 reviews
188 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Ok, the building kinda very old-fashioned "Hôtel particulier" looks nice. But their asian collection is ridiculously small and the entrance fee (10 CHF) very high for what it is. On top of that, their opening hours are very tight : Mon-Sun 14-18 PM only. This is a private arrogant museum which does not accept the Swiss Pass Museum just because... More 

2 Thank incahueca
Geneva, Switzerland
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273 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Very helpful staff which is both kind and very knowledgeable. Great expo on Cartier and nice building and atmosphere! Bit pricy but worth it.

Thank paulandre1984
Canberra, Australia
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112 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Had to walk around a bit to find the entrance. Museum was really calm and quite wonderful apart from the presence of a loud tour group. The permanent collection was very well exhibited and almost deserted. The temporary Cartier exhibition generated a lot of interest and most patrons seemed to be there. The museum is in a beautiful old mansion... More 

Thank Monica B
Lisboa, Portugal
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

The Baur Foundation, a magical private museum dedicated to Chinese Porcelain, one of the best collections in the world and an original museography in an old villa renovated as a modern museum. And another one " l'Asie rêvée dans les collections Baur & Cartier", chinese and japonese objects inspired Alfred, Pierre and Louis Cartier to make this wonderful collection pecious... More 

Thank Jdafranca
Geneva, Switzerland
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69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

I love this museum it is a quiet and great place. The exhibits are of great interest. The building is a patrician house that belonged to the Baur family I believe. I always travel back to Asia on each of my visit

Thank Steven G
Geneva, Switzerland
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

A small, delightful museum specializing in Far Eastern art in one of Geneva's old homes. Both the exhibits and the environment reflect understated quality.

Thank Alessandro C

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