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Musée de la Magie, Paris

2.4
#69 of 126 in Museums in Paris
Specialty Museum Museum
Also known as the Musée de la Curiosité et de la Magie and the Académie de la Magie, Musée de la Magie is a private museum that features antiques linked with magic as well as optical illusions, robots, and interactive games for children. Feed your imagination as you explore these halls and even watch the conjuring show. It also includes items relating to magic shows, including secret boxes, wind-up toys, magic mirrors, see-through glasses, and posters.

The museum occupies 16th century cellars beneath the Marquis de Sade's house, and is collocated with the Musée des Automates, which contains more than 100 historical and contemporary automata. Work out when and for how long to visit Musée de la Magie and other Paris attractions using our handy Paris tour planner.
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3.8
  • Old place what make it so exciting. You can feel in the air the atmosphere what give extra to the place .very nice exhibits from the 1800/1900 what give big value. Small theater in the middle with gre...  more »
  • The main show is very good and performed in such a way as to be entertaining to all, with some in English too. As another reviewer notes, the descriptions are in French, but consider this is a small m...  more »
  • We visited as our guidebook suggested it was good for kids. There are 2 parts to the museum - a small section of automated toys and a larger magic museum - the Tour of which appears to include a magic...  more »
Google
  • Super fun place to go with friends and an open mind! Really sweet magic show included in admission, super knowledgable folks working there
  • If you can't read French, don't go here! Almost all the signs and explanatory plaques are in French, with only a few having an English translation available.
  • Not very interesting.
  • Fun
  • The museum itself is very average unless you're taking kids there... However the magicians show was really cute and enjoyable

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