Musée de la Magie, Paris

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#87 of 148 in Museums in Paris
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. Our Paris trip builder app makes visiting Musée de la Magie and other Paris attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We celebrated the birthday of our 7 year old daughter with her friends (in a complete anniversary) and they enjoyed the busy afternoon. It took the opportunity to also learn a lot about magic. A special mention to our magician who so reminded us of Jean Gabin and who was friendly to the group. More: learn the trick with a first magician, the show closer to another magician and automatons who have a lot of fun girls. Has been said already in the comments; Magic!
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  • Very special museum with different magicians. Beautiful exhibition of old machines. The frame is special and a little dark. Place visited for those who have never been there
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  • This museum was small, way overpriced, and uninteresting. There was not enough for little kids to keep entertained, or enough to engage anyone else. It has odd opening hours and isn't worth going out ...  more »
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  • This is a great museum for kids and lovers of magic. The automatic part of the museum really wasn't that amazing. I was hoping for more creepy dolls, most of the artefacts were kinda dull. Kids would enjoy the "pushing buttons" factor. The magic museum side was pretty cool. Live magic and some nice interactive displays. There was a bunch of kids having a birthday party so was filled with laughter. I imagine when empty this place is creepy as.
  • Not particularly amazing. Very over priced for what it is !
  • 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.
  • 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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