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Museum of Magic (Musee de la Magie)

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Address: 11 Rue Saint Paul | 4th Arrondissement, 75004 Paris, France
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011-33-1-42-72-13-26
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Interesting but overpriced

When visiting Paris, it shouldn't be a priority. The small museum has some old illusionism apparatus and story and the ticked includes a small magic show, which is followed by a... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 January 2015
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015

Went to Paris with our 9 year old son who is also a budding magician. This is a most fascinating place! One of the best parts is the building it's in. It's deep in this cellar with low domed archways made of very old stone. Lots of antique magic sets. Fun displays for kids. Best part was a magic show... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

When visiting Paris, it shouldn't be a priority. The small museum has some old illusionism apparatus and story and the ticked includes a small magic show, which is followed by a guided tour. Unfortunatelly, for non-french-speakers, it ends up being just a place to see some curiosities and tricks a nothing too overwhelming. Some object descriptions are translated to english,... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

I've read several of the other reviews and see both sides. Essentially my 12 year old son and I had a reasonable visit; the very charming magician who did the magic show was easy to understand (and I speak very limited French) and the humour was definitely mainly visual. The exhibits were largely not that brilliant for kids who want... More 

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4 Thank Fiona W
Kortenberg, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014

Nice little museum to visit with kids. You can choose to visit the magic museum and the automates, we didn't choose the automates. There are interesting objects and kids love to play with them. The magic show is also nice and well done. A must when passing by with kids!

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2 Thank Bruno B
Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2014

My kid and I had a great time there. We came there by chance, and it was crazy, e.g. some funny boxes with holes for hands, and ..... I won't tell you, it was scary 😁 absolutely funny place!

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IL
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2014

I read that if your kids love magic, they will enjoy it. My kids are fans of magic, make magic and potentially the visitors of such museum. BUT this is stupid place to go, especially if you can't speak French. All explanations is in French (except some if the show at the beginning). I thought that we can understand what... More 

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8 Thank Broshi
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

What a great little find! I had previously read an article about this little known museum in a magazine and I really wanted to check it out. Admission is reasonable - for €12 you can see both museums and a magic show. (The magic show is in French but it doesn't matter if you can't understand because the magic and... More 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

Judging by some previous reviews, I would say that the sense of humour of this place and staff was lost on a lot of people. The price appears to be an issue despite it being a museum of private collections, so requires funding from visitors. Also, yes, nearly everything is completely in French. You're in the French capital. Expecting English... More 

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israel
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

after paying the entrance ticket, every little thing inside costs more money. although advertising English guides are provided , when it comes to it the guide is too lazy for that and murmurs some lame excuse. it's a tourist trap, don't go there.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

The magic show was the highlight of our experience, but unfortunately lasts only about 25 minutes. Don't rely on the website to base your decision! The museum is very lame and a total rip off. The employees were shockingly rude. I speak French fluently, and was shocked when I heard the boutique employee raise his voice to a customer who... More 

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