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5. Le Petit Musee de Guignol fantastique

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Address: 6 rue St Jean, 69005, Lyon, France
Phone Number: 04 78 37 01 67
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My wife and I recently visited this puppet museum in Lyon where they have a collection of puppets from around the world with a rather large concentration of puppets from France... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
New Hampshire

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New Hampshire
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113 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

My wife and I recently visited this puppet museum in Lyon where they have a collection of puppets from around the world with a rather large concentration of puppets from France. It was an interesting collection and a good activity for a rainy day (which it was). The museum is located in the old city, which, in and of itself,... More 

Thank irawine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I'm a big fan of puppetry. If you're not, skip this place. In a tiny storefront you see an oddball collection of signs, toys, trickets and a few marionnettes. Heavily tattooed attendants point you toward the stairs to a musty, dark cellar where a group of the puppets come to life under really creepy shadows. Many of the characters are... More 

Thank beadil
Albany, New York
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Feeling a bit overwhelmed with touring around this lovely city -voila -a small, but chock full of puppets old and new to help you forget your aching feet. Was so worth a visit-short but sweet.

Thank Paula S
Madrid, Spain
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

5 euros per person, for 2 little rooms with some puppets... We were hoping for something more interesting and fun.

Thank Martianite
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

A bit goofy, but definitely cute and worth the easy entrance fee! I really liked it! Lots of different marionettes to see and right on the old town main pedestrian road. I'd check it out if I were you! Also, Giugnol is SUPER Lyonaisse!

Thank Garrett M
Dortmund, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Interresting and fun but small and fast to do. It is the only place where you can learn about guignol. Ask the desk guy of you have questions, he knows his stuff!

Thank Mike M
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We were wandering down the Rue St Jean and saw the Guignol puppet shop and then realised this was the Petit Musee on our Lyon Visitor pass. The first part of the museum is at the back of the shop. There is a looped audio guide which goes through French, Italian, Japanese and English - you just have to wait... More 

Thank Sharron C

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