La Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin, Blois

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La Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin will try to fool you with trickery, hocus-pocus, and magic, but you'll never be fooled by machines, installations, pictures, and music. Amusing museum installations pair science with superstition to test your ability to recognize reality, while feats of balance and skill honors jugglers of the Middle Ages in the Greek temple room. You may be surprised to recognize notable figures in magic's history including the 18th century physicist and magician, Joseph Pinetti Willedall de Merci, and genius inventor, Buatier De Kolta.

It's not your eyesight and you're not losing your mind-- there really is a life-sized "hallucinoscope" there. Depicting the literary worlds of Jules Verne, you'll swear your eyes are deceiving you as you navigate "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." Your children will love the chessboard of optical illusions, the optics and electricity used to conjure magical craft, and the mysterious clock. A visit to La Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Blois family vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • There's a show several times a day, nice for children. But if you're without kids and not particularly interested in magic, you can skip it.  more »
  • We just saw it on the outside, but cool was very when were leaving the Dragons through the windows, it was cool.
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  • To do with children of all ages and even between adults. Full of magical attractions of the famous Houdin, shows, monsters automatons who pop up windows, a very interesting exhibition on origami and the pop-up. It is not to spend time at home of the magic of Blois
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  • Our kids absolutely loved this place. We saw 3 magic shows for 23 euro! It was outstanding value. Staff were wonderful, even the security guards seemed happy to be there. Kids or big kids will love this. One of the highlights of our trip to the Loire. Merci!
  • 2nd time here. Always an adventure for the kids (and me)
  • Good attraction for families with children. But good for the parents too.
  • The dragon facade is a must see, especially with young kids. The interior / museum itself was rather disappointing
  • Good magic show

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