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Musee de la Poupee - CLOSED

Impasse Berthaud, 75003 Paris, France
+33 1 42 72 73 11
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This could be the least satisfying museum in Paris. The area is vibrant and brimming with culture... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2017
Gnat B
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Sad to see museum close

This is a small museum but to doll lovers this is a great place and it will be sad to see it close... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2017
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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, activities for children and adults were held there. A specialized shop is still online.
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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 August 29, 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed August 15, 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

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

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Reviewed July 2, 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

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

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

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Reviewed June 6, 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

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

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Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

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

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claire f, Responsable relations publiques at Musee de la Poupee, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 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.

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Reviewed April 5, 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

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

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Reviewed March 19, 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.

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

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

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Reviewed September 12, 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 September 14, 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.

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Reviewed November 13, 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.

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Reviewed May 5, 2015

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

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