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Musée de la Magie, Paris
(2.3/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Not expected down the stairway from the St. Paul Street 11 to discover a museum so original and so rich. Go - adult or children the same, all will be delighted. We were 2 adults and a group of 12 children! And we were very impressed. By the many treasures - and in particular Méliès - but also by the show of a magician ultra pro who works there: fly high. Very impressive. So yes, 5 stars! And the want to go back!
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  • Maybe because we were the first visitors of the day my daughter personally were showing some funny tricks amiable djadechkoj gift shop. After such a warm reception we moved on to consider the exposure, it should be noted, very entertaining. Okay children, adults there to forget about his age, and from the ability to enthuse their hands touch something twist and tweak a lot different. Imagine vanishing chairs, magic wands, boxes with fraudulent optical effect boxes with secret and ghostly machine. Magic mirrors will immerse you in the world of optical illusions. It is difficult to resist the temptation to stick your head wherever it is placed. This totally unusual place where old posters pasted on the walls of the magicians, and is full of extraordinary and magical things, you get a lot of positive emotions! These feelings intensified after visiting the magical view. All those present in the Museum was a cozy little theatre, located next to the main exhibition for the black curtains. We sat near the scene to see everything, but not on the front row. Personally, I was expecting to see a magician in a traditional "fakirskom" attire. Therefore, when a middle-aged man came out in today's classic costume, decided that this Manager, and settled down to listen to useful information. But no such luck. It was a magician. He spoke quickly-quickly, his hand moved even faster, and behind fingers was impossible to follow! For each new number he invited someone from the audience. When the presentation ended, we have trawled through the Museum and got myself a little magicians among the unique collection. I advise you to definitely come here with children or without. Me this museum seemed without any age restriction. And the impression remains as either about the Museum, and how about entertainment.
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  • I decide to go for a Sunday afternoon with my 5 grandchildren (from 7 to 15 years), already on the site to the Word booking nothing matches, so impossible to book! then Lady very unpleasant at the entrance. automaton, hyper repetitive part, children got tired very fast as well as myself. Show short and moderately nice magician, children placed behind adults (it's okay!). then a gentleman invites us to listen to him, but speech for adults only. Finally, the so-called magic tricks presented, they are essentially distorting mirror games, fun but not magical games! and some optical illusions, finally for those to which we had access because a large number of 'games' are paying €2, so you can imagine with my 5 grandchildren! After paying €13 entry for both parties. So big frustration every time one of them asks me and I say no too expensive! In the end I say my feeling to the Lady of the box which tells me to say to the manager who is not there! and when I told him that it is the only museum to ask to pay an attraction after the entry, she tells me I'm saying anything but is unable to name me one... On the other hand, I see her then talk about my speech with a colleague in appointing me the finger! what I forbid my grandchildren. In the end, I recommend this Museum, scam and old lace...
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  • 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.
  • The museum itself is very average unless you're taking kids there... However the magicians show was really cute and enjoyable
  • Good fun for kiddies