Le Petit Musee de Guignol Fantastique, Lyon

(1.7/5 based on 35 reviews on the web)
A delightful curiosity hidden on a side street, Le Petit Musee de Guignol Fantastique pays tribute to Guignol, one of the world's greatest puppet makers and masters. Your movement within the museum makes displays operational. When a display lights up, choose your language, then it will give you information. Don't miss the basement exhibit of themed puppets. Be sure to ask questions: the staff is known to share entertaining anecdotes for each puppet archetype displayed. See Le Petit Musee de Guignol Fantastique and all Lyon has to offer by arranging your trip with our Lyon vacation route planner.
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  • A disclaimer; I am a professional puppeteer, so seeing the oldest known Guignol puppet was very exciting for me. Guignol is a famous character similar to Punch in England or Pulchinelle in Italy (I ma...  more »
  • ... directly in the old town, in the "Backroom" and basement of a souvenir shop. Lovingly assembled, curious exhibition about the Lyon punch Guignol and his "puppet friends". The € 5 entrance fee for adults are worth it.
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  • It's a tiny Museum, inside a shop dedicated to puppets, puppets, toys and souvenirs. I think it's worth it if you enjoy the puppets and the history of this art, or have children to take and see the puppets and marionettes. Guignol has history in Lyon, is worth knowing.
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