Musée de la Publicité – A Paris Museum of Advertising

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UNUSUAL PARIS MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES - MUSEE DE LA PUBLICITE: If you’re into old advertising posters, the Musée de la Publicité has them in spades! In this museum of advertising history there are over 100,000 posters - about 50,000 French and foreign period posters covering a period from … [Read more...]

Musée Carnavalet – A Superb Paris History Museum

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Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries: Musée Carnavalet The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, the Seine are some of the iconic attractions that most visitors head for when they arrive in Paris. However, if you want to get an appreciation of the history of Paris, from the … [Read more...]

Musée de la Poupée – Paris Dolls Museum

Paris Dolls Museum

Musée de la Poupée - A Paris Museum Sure to Delight Kids: An unusual Paris museum that is a good bet for children is the Musée de la Poupée, a private museum in the heart of the historic toy district in Paris 3rd arrondissement. With a permanent collection of some 600 dolls made between 1800 to … [Read more...]

Espace Dalí – The Surreal World of Dalí in Montmartre

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Espace Dalí has the largest collection of Dalí sculptures in France: Fans of Dalí will not want to miss a visit to Espace Dalí in Montmartre. In this small, but very well presented gallery is a magnificent collection of Dalí's most important works including sculptures, lithographs, … [Read more...]

Les Catacombes de Paris – “An Empire of Death”

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Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries: Catacombes In spite of the somewhat forbidding sign over a stone portal to the ossuary which warns: “Arrête! C’est ici l’empire de la mort” (“Stop! This is the empire of death”), the Catacombes is one of the very popular attractions in Paris. Each year … [Read more...]

Musée Grévin: waxworks that live!

Unusual Paris Museums and Galleries - Musée Grévin Before I visited the Musée Grévin in Paris, I was doubtful about enjoying a wax museum visit. But the Musée Grévin's 450 or so wax figures soon changed my misconception of wax museums being just rooms full of emotionless wax models of … [Read more...]

Maison de Victor Hugo – Home of Victor Hugo

Once the Residence of Victor Hugo, the Site is now a Museum: Maison de Victor Hugo, situated at no. 6 Place des Vosges (originally known as Place Royale), was the home of Victor Hugo. Although the word 'maison' is French for 'house', the site is no simple domicile. These sprawling apartments … [Read more...]