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Museum of Eroticism, Paris

(2.7/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
Museum of Eroticism is a sex museum in Paris devoted to the erotic art collections of antique dealer Alain Plumey and French teacher Jo Khalifa. This collection shows you the ancient erotic art of India, Japan, and Africa, along with contemporary pieces. Explore all five floors, including a basement exhibit. One floor is devoted to the legal brothels of the 19th and early 20th century in France. The film "Polisson et Galipettes" is shown here, a collection of pornographic shorts formerly exhibited in these brothels. The upper two floors showcase revolving exhibits, mainly by contemporary artists. Before you head to Paris, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Paris tourist route planner, to make sure you see all that Paris has to offer, including Museum of Eroticism.
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  • I loved visiting it as has variety of works artistic type photographs, films, paintings, commercial, small sculptures; among others. The entrance is economical and the receptionist is very friendly. All types of photos you can take.
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  • I read comments from people who have been disappointed with this museum or who might have been with great expectations. To my humble opinion, is a fun Museum in its way of presenting sexuality since the primeval times, through Christianity, Middle East, america and oceania. On the last floor you can see old films in black and white that complete this history of human sexuality. Do I thought it was very well presented, with much wave, as is of wait in this neighborhood typical, that to which you sang both Edith Piaf.Se understands not? A quarter of the street workers. I will return to take friends who know about it.
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  • Sad to hear this place is closing its doors. Nice place to visit for the open minded. Start on the top floor via the elevator. Take your time and have dinner after. You will have a appetite. I would N...  more »
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  • Fairly interesting, but I'm not sure how many of the items on display are actually authentic - their descriptions are left general and vague for a purpose I think.
  • This is a remarkable museum. Erotic? Certainly. Pornographic? Possibly in some areas, but presented tastefully. Spread over 7 floors, take the lift to the top and work your way down. Some of the sculpture work is exquisite and true works of art. A good 2 hours (or more) browsing on a wet day.
  • not really a museum, more voyeur than anything else. it's interesting though. there isn't much explanation to the artifacts and paintings, other than that they visibly look Asian or African or modern... Just a bunch of stuff with labels, but still interesting to see as a whole. i didn't realize this when i was there, but this museum is actually in a sex shop area, close to the 'famous' Moulin Rouge. when i saw it i thought 'this must be the cheap copy of the moulin rouge', as it was just a small, red windmill. it's actually the real thing.
  • There are really a lot of things! Very cool :)
  • The entrance gate is pretty small ;)