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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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Small but interesting

We visited as our guidebook suggested it was good for kids. There are 2 parts to the museum - a small section of automated toys and a larger magic museum - the Tour of which... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The main show is very good and performed in such a way as to be entertaining to all, with some in English too. As another reviewer notes, the descriptions are in French, but consider this is a small museum in France, I don't think it is fair to expect everything to be translated. Rather I find it useful to have... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We visited as our guidebook suggested it was good for kids. There are 2 parts to the museum - a small section of automated toys and a larger magic museum - the Tour of which appears to include a magic show and a talk from a former magician. The museum is privately-run and quite old-fashioned in terms of its display... More 

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Canberra
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The magic show included with the ticket is by far the best thing here. (and it was VERY good).The exhibits are fascinating, but most of the explanation cards are in French - and unfortunately my language skills aren't quite up to translating the intricate details...

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Thank AndyMc_Dnaught
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed this boutique double-museum, which included a short magic show. It's in a small underground location which contributes to the magical atmosphere...

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Thank Miripol
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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Off the beaten track for American tourists - this was a big hit with our boys. They loved the museum displays and the magic show (in French with a bit of English when one of our friends was chosen to participate)

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

This is a small and pricey museum but is fun and displays a wonderful collection of quirky pieces. There was also a small magic show and despite being so close to the magician it was impossible to see how he was doing the tricks. A lovely place to visit.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2016

A wonderful mix of history, mini magic show (children get invited to take part) and delightful hosts who will happily chat to you and perform magic tricks as you take in the many curiosities, many of which are interactive. Tucked down a little street in central Paris, this was a great find - and the magic is doubled by there... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

This was my second time here, and I must say I enjoyed it as much as the first time. I like best the automatas, but the machines in general are pretty cool. The magic show is nice (better if you know french). For me, the building itself has its own allure, and legend has it that the infamous Marquis de... More 

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Vikingstad, Sweden
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Ok museum but not more. Too expensive for what you get. Some attractions inside also cost but of course you can skip them. One small spectacle (show) is included and the magician was skilled. All ages can enjoy and he spoke both French and English. An older man informed about Houdini (after the spectacle)- all in French and it would... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 12 May 2015

This is a cute little museum to visit if your kids enjoy magic, there are regular shows and the staff all seem to do magic tricks along the way. A good gift shop with basic magic tricks will see you spend a few more euro, and the street it is in has a number of interesting little shops and junk... More 

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