Musée de la Magie, Paris

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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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  • On paper, the museum makes you want to go, but once inside, this desire gradually blends with the décor to give only a desire to leave! In addition, there is no "person with reduced mobility" fare and pay 10 euros for this, I would prefer to give them to a homeless person! to whom it will be used to buy himself food!
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  • The area being under construction, we looked a little for the entrance... fortunately helped by the magician who was on a break! The museum is located in a beautiful basement that immerses us in an atmosphere a little old, but very typical! The various automatons allow us to get a glimpse of what was being done and what is still being done in this particular world. I thought it was interesting. The magic show was quite original, the following explanations are a little more difficult to access for the younger ones. But the rest of the museum is exciting.
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  • A really fun little gem of a museum. They have an amazing collection of historic animatronics that I imagine would have been very magical in their day. It was delightful. They also had a funny, multi-lingual magician who wowed my boys are ensured there was full audience participation and attention. We laughed and were amazed with his tricks. The older man who seemed to run the place didn't speak english, but still went out of his way to interact with the children and delight them will paper helicopters. Very much recommended activity if you have children!
  • Amazing place❣A great experience for my 8 years old son but for me too.Dont miss it!
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