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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  • Who could imagine a museum dedicated to playing cards? Yep such a place exists in the Paris inner suburb of Issy les Moulineaux. Houses a beautiful collection of old playing cards and games and often ...  more »
  • I visited this museum only to see the exhibition of impressionist paintings of the Seine River, I'm glad that I went out of my way to see this show. I'm not much interested in playing cards, but the m...  more »
  • You need to be seriously into playing cards to really appreciate this place. It's a smallish museum in Issy Les Moulineaux, mostly in the basement. Some very pretty pieces but the not enough context i...  more »
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  • The only museum on playing cards in France. Has a great ongoing exhibition on Indian playing cards from Orissa called the Ganjifa.
  • 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.
  • Very nice exhibition space on the exhibition permanent temporary. Ideal summer to extend the visit with a meal on the sunny terrace!
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  • The building is beautiful, combination of tradition and modernity. The cards are superbly exposed and valued. Temporary exhibitions and various events punctuate everything. A success
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  • I loved this place, and partying for the Krivine cards
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