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Musee de la Poupee - CLOSED

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A delightful doll museum.

I visited this small doll museum in the middle of Paris, which was fairly easy to find thanks to my... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
dragonfly3
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Vancouver BC
Strange yet strangely great

If you are into dolls, or were as a child, and if you enjoy things that are exotic and strange, you... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Miriam105
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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NB : THE MUSEUM CLOSED FOR GOOD ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2017. Opened in 1994 by private collectors Guido and Samy Odin, the museum presented a permanent collection of more than 500 antique and collectible dolls from 1800 to 1959. Temporary exhibits...more
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Impasse Berthaud, 75003 Paris, France
Le Marais
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+33 1 42 72 73 11
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

This could be the least satisfying museum in Paris. The area is vibrant and brimming with culture but this? Meh.

Thank Gnat B
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is a small museum but to doll lovers this is a great place and it will be sad to see it close in September 2017. As others have noted the signs are all in French only. Their '80s display wasn't very good or extensive....More

Thank stulimom
claire f, Responsable relations publiques at Musee de la Poupee, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thanks for this last visit, please visit our free audio guide on Izi travel to get the English tour by founder Samy Odin. Some of our dolls will remain in the collection and some others are available for sale.

Reviewed 3 July 2017

My wife has wanted to visit this museum for a long time and met the owner at a doll show in Anaheim, CA, USA some years ago. The museum was a delightful collection of dolls and the gift shop had an amazing array of stuff...More

Thank rhouben
claire f, Responsable relations publiques at Musee de la Poupee, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

We are very happy you came from the USA to visit our collection and share your passion for dolls with us.

Reviewed 7 June 2017

I visited this small doll museum in the middle of Paris, which was fairly easy to find thanks to my husband's guidance using the underground subway. It's a short walk from the subway, down a quiet back street far from the bustle and noise of...More

Thank dragonfly3
claire f, Responsable relations publiques at Musee de la Poupee, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thanks for your comments, we are very happy you enjoyed the museum and the shop before it closes. As you mentioned it we do have customers who only come for the shop! The backdrops you liked were signed by Italian artist Giò Golia (1906-1992) especially...More

Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Not very interesting , it was a little bit boring . I expect more than that , i think it might be better.

Thank Monika S
claire f, Responsable relations publiques at Musee de la Poupee, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Thanks for your comment, sorry you didn't like it, maybe you're not fond of antique dolls and toys and would better like more modern subjects.

Reviewed 5 April 2017

If you are into dolls, or were as a child, and if you enjoy things that are exotic and strange, you will appreciate the half hour that you spend here. Antique French dolls are actually quite different from their American equivalent. I also saw the...More

Thank Miriam105
claire f, Responsable relations publiques at Musee de la Poupee, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Very happy you enjoyed your visit in our small museum dedicated to antique dolls and dolls from the 80's. Located in a quiet place in the center of Paris, we like to think we represent the 'old' Paris!

Reviewed 20 March 2017

If you like antique toys or dolls, this is the place for you. Small and sweet, very unusual, never crowded. Display a bit strange. Not a class A museum, but very curious and worth a visit as a hidden gem of Paris.

Thank Thomas V
claire f, Responsable relations publiques at Musee de la Poupee, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thanks for your sweet comments, we are very happy you enjoyed our small but rich museum. Looking forward to receiving you another time!

Reviewed 13 September 2016

This "museum" is more like a old fashioned toyshop extended with an annex serving as exhibitionroom, partly with a main collection of very old dolls and some dollhouses and furniture and a temporay collection. When I visited this place they held a temporary special exhibition"Stars...More

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claire f, Responsable relations publiques at Musee de la Poupee, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Thanks for your visit, our redesigned permanent rooms will open on September 24 and we will also open a first exhibition-sale until December 31.

Reviewed 13 November 2015

It is hidden near le centre Pompidou, and it is quite small! It contains a permanent collection of more than 500 French dolls! So so cute....All the dolls are beautifully preserved.

Thank olgalia
Reviewed 6 May 2015

This musem would be of special interest to the serious antique doll colletor. I enjoyed it very much.

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