Mundolingua

Mundolingua, Paris: Hours, Address, Mundolingua Reviews: 4.5/5

Mundolingua
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Language is one of the fundamental abilities that makes us human. It has also played a key role in the evolution of people and modern society. To reveal the secrets of language, Mundolingua gives you the opportunity to discover language, languages and linguistics. A real little "discovery area", Mundolingua invites you on a voyage in an unusual, fun and cozy setting, in the heart of the Latin Quarter: between the Luxembourg Gardens and Saint Sulpice. The different themes and services of Mundolingua: - Language Continent - Languages Continent - "Fun with language" Continent / Relaxation Space - New Technology & Linguistics Continent - Micro-Cinema, Shop. Mundolingua is open to everyone! Whether you are a beginner or an expert linguist, our exhibition has 3 levels of difficulty, so that you can go into more detail at every step. You are welcome to follow our news to hear about our events (conferences, panels, workshops...). Enjoy your visit!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Odeon
How to get there
  • Saint-Sulpice • 4 min walk
  • Mabillon • 4 min walk
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FT Paris
1 contribution
Really fascinating
Jul. 2021
A really fascinating space full of interesting facts and information on everything to do with languages. Anyone remotely interested in linguistics will find at least 2 hours of material here to boost your knowledge and understanding.
Written 24 July 2021
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Crista H
1 contribution
If you love languages, this is the place to come!
Nov. 2019
Talk about an 'Aladdin's cave' of languages delights! I was recommended to visit Mundolingua by two language teacher friends and it was a fantastic way to while away 4/5 hours exploring this incredible collection of items. It was a quiet afternoon when I visited (I'd just missed a huge group of language teachers who'd left grinning from ear to ear) which allowed me hours and hours to explore upstairs. I spent so long enjoying quizzes, artefacts, games and reading materials that I need to return soon to explore downstairs in much more detail. Yes there are multiple floors and lots to see.

Whilst there I was advised that if I wanted to bring along other teachers or students in the future that there would not be a cost at all which is great. There is so much to see and do here, my advice eat before you go in and make time from the mêlée of sightseeing to deepen your knowledge and experience the incredible collection housed here. Students would love it as would language geek teachers (like me!) I'm sure. The helpful folk that work here are passionate and fluent in a range of languages to support you. I am certain that if you contact them beforehand they will be extremely helpful too. Have a great visit, I definitely did!
Written 22 December 2019
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M00nie
Chippenham, UK17 contributions
Fascinating, quirky museum
Nov. 2019 • Family
Not your normal museum! Very interactive, quirky and you have to be very interested in languages and their development . Includes quizzes on languages and accents etc. I would say this isn't a museum for young children, probably secondary school and above. The New Zealand curator was excellent, very friendly and keen to help.

Written 17 November 2019
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What
Toronto, Canada751 contributions
Obscure, unusual but fascinating museum
Sep. 2019
A fascinating, tiny and odd-ball museum near St. Sulpice with a host of exhibits and interactive displays all about written and oral languages – all 6,000 or so of them. My wife and I found it quite absorbing and spent a couple of hours. It could have been longer. Everything is crammed into a very small space on two floors. This actually makes it more friendly and absorbing. Most people have never heard of it so you won’t find Louvre like crowds. Highly recommended if you have any interest at all in languages. All interactive exhibits are in English as well as several other languages, as you would expect. Some of the things you will learn will astonish you unless you are a professional in linguistics already.
Written 13 October 2019
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MdDaddyBear
Baltimore, MD45 contributions
Fun learning experience about the world's languages
Jun. 2019 • Solo
A real little "discovery area", Mundolingua invites you on a voyage in an unusual, fun and cozy setting, in the heart of the Latin Quarter: between the Luxembourg Gardens and Saint Sulpice. Although some of the displays were a little childish, it was still a userful, fun learning experience.
Written 7 July 2019
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Tara
1 contribution
Hidden gem
Jun. 2019 • Friends
Stumbled across when we were lost in Luxembourg and do not regret it at all at first we were hesitant to go in as we thought it would not interest us. However we were wrong and spent the better part off two hours in the museum would recommend to any one going to pairs now
Written 5 July 2019
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3goingon499
Lodi, California6 contributions
Languages languages languages
Jun. 2019
If you’re into anything having to do with languages, this is the place to go. The host speaks fluent Kiwi, along with English and French and German. Fluent Kiwi speakers are quite rare these days!
Written 16 June 2019
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Actsid
89 contributions
Hidden gem for those interested in language
May 2019 • Couples
This is a cool little museum which really feels like a labour of love.

The owner is a quirky and friendly chap who greeted us as we arrived and makes the whole experience feel more personal than you would expect at a larger museum.

There is a lot of information here, even for someone as interested in linguistics as I am there was stuff to learn. After a little over two hours spent here there was more to see but to be honest after that time I felt I'd digested enough for the day.

The owner did offer to allow us back in later after lunch, we didn't take him up on this but it is another nice personal touch.

Do not expect the same experience as one of the premier museums, this is a smaller space on a lower budget but if you love languages you will certainly enjoy a visit to Mundolingua.

Prices are very reasonable as well.
Written 19 May 2019
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Gleb Chuykov
Prague, Czech Republic2 contributions
Creative more than usefull
Apr. 2019 • Couples
Its seems like museum was created by two man: the girl with scrapbooking talent and an old professor who likes languages and books. The exposition is not obvious - like as a most of museums of oldest generation it has no obvious structure - you came to one section and for minutes trying to figure out what its about, why this picture is here and so one...
and what i really didn't like is tone of reading!! I want to educate myself but in this such a place it should be more fun, more short, less student stewing. Its more look like a perfect philologist exams preparing room.
I appreciate the translation to my mother language - russian. But all the texts are seems to be really boring, long and ... academical... Like as i say you reading science literature in the library.

So i felt this kind of place could be waaaaaay fun, modernly designed and that couple of intercative games should be more ... fun you know... But everything there even educational but more nerdy and academical. Exposition should have...let say structure (scenario).

People who made it really trying hard and i aprreciate their job, guys on reception were super kind, but in 2019 museum looks really old fasion and nerdy. I think the whole concept should be redone from the top with modern design, modern and fun copywriting and should has scenario.
Written 30 April 2019
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noushindiesirae
Paris, France144 contributions
Okayish
Jan. 2019 • Solo
I am a big fan of languages, so I was quite excited to see the place. I gotta admit they were really creative to set up the place. Still I wouldn't consider it as a must-see. Maybe if you are with kids, they'd probably have more fun.
Some screens didn't work well also.
Written 25 January 2019
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Mundolingua is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm