Musée Français de la Carte à Jouer, Issy-les-Moulineaux

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The Musée Français de la Carte à Jouer is a museum of playing cards located at 16, rue Auguste Gervais, Issy-les-Moulineaux, a suburb of Paris, France. It is open Wednesdays through Sundays. An admission fee is charged.The museum was established in 1986 based on the collections of Louis Chardonneret (1849–1935) and Robert Thissen, and since 1997 has occupied its current location in the former Château d'Issy of the Princes of Conti.It contains about 9000 objects, including nearly 6500 playing cards, 980 etchings, drawings, and posters, and more than other 1000 objects related to card games. It also presents temporary exhibitions. Other galleries tell the story of Issy-les-Moulineaux and the chateau of the Princes of Conti, the beginnings of aviation, and noted artists associated with Issy (Auguste Rodin, Henri Matisse, and Jean Dubuffet).The museum won the 1999 European Museum of the Year Award.
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  • I went with my class... and personally I am not a fan! We don't understand all the explanations of the guides... I do not recommend.
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  • Museum of playing cards but not only. Often the expos original to complete the permanent building is nice and the very cool staff
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  • Museum quality highlighting a very rich collection and made up of exceptional pieces. Very informative this trip in time and space in the country and the game cards. This modern Museum is no shortage of assets to seduce you.
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  • A small but nice museum where you can find the history of cards, seeing it's variations through history. Also free in the first Sunday of every month.
  • This museum is a great place. The venue is beautiful and warm with a development of the works very nice visiting. We visited family in the temporary exhibition painting of the Impressionists on the seine theme: very interesting, beautiful works. The permanent collection of the city of issy the moulineaux to discover unusual aspects of this city. We will return to visit the collection of map to play. And cherry - or rather - the mega-bonus: the spectacle of Antonio the magician and Mentalist... It is of very great art! During 1 h 20, numbers for children and adults who are a big total bluff (especially those of Mentalist). I have rarely seen a "close-up" also awesome magic show (and yet I made a few in Paris). And Antonio with his kindly "feisty" mood will have great giggles. In short, parents as children we were conquered and it is a real pleasure to discover this cultural site on Issy les Moulineaux. We add it to our list of favorites.
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  • This visit must be interesting for lovers of maps to play but for neophytes like me I found it very daunting despite the quality of some exhibits. Only temporary tables in the city of Issy, the olden days, expo has attracted my attention.
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  • The building is beautiful, blend of tradition and modernity. The cards are superbly exposed and valued. Temporary exhibitions and various animations come punctuate everything. A success
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  • a magical place, a superb exhibition and a staff with a refreshing kindness
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