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Exciting adventures in unusual museums

Exciting adventures in unusual museums

Now you’ve visited the biggest and most famous museums in Paris, why not discover some of the capital’s more unusual ones? Check out these lesser-known but equally incredible places.

 

The Museum of Fairground Arts; a timeless experience

Situated at the south-east end of the Parc de Bercy, the Musée des Arts Forains (Museum of Fairground Arts) is a strange and enchanting place. Created more than 20 years ago, this interactive museum immerses you in the world of the funfair, carnival and performing arts of the 19th and 20th centuries. Come and try the games and rides. Visits by reservation only! (53 Avenue des Terroirs de France, 75012)

 

The Museum of Magic; a dive into the mysteries of illusion

Stage magic has always fascinated us! In an atypical neighbourhood in the heart of Paris lies the Musée de la Magie (Museum of Magic), where you and your family will be plunged into the mysterious world of the illusionists with a wondrous wealth of magic tricks, props, equipment and automata dating from the 18th century to today. (11 Rue Saint-Paul, 75004)

 

The Wine Museum; explore venerable vaulted cellars

The Musée du Vin (Wine Museum) awaits you close to the Eiffel Tower, in the 16th arrondissement. Here in the old vaulted cellars you’ll find more than 2,000 artefacts related to wine and the winemaking tradition. Discover the history and development of this typically French heritage product amidst fascinating surroundings. (5 Square Charles Dickens – Rue des Eaux - 75016)

 

At the Chocolate Museum; heaven for chocoholics

Do you know the origins of cocoa and chocolate, their history, culture and traditions throughout the world? At the Musée du Chocolat (Chocolate Museum) you can learn everything you ever wanted to know about this fabulous food through an incredible collection of objects. And, of course, you can participate in tastings! (28 Boulevard de Bonne Nouvelle, 75010)

 

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More information:

- Musée des Arts Forains
- Musée de la Magie
- Musée du Vin
- Musée du Chocolat

Crédit photo : © Sebastien Siraudeau

 


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