Musee de la Poupee

Musee de la Poupee, Paris: Address, Phone Number, Musee de la Poupee Reviews: 4/5

Musee de la Poupee
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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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Gnat B
11 contributions
Save your money
Aug 2017
This could be the least satisfying museum in Paris. The area is vibrant and brimming with culture but this? Meh.
Written August 29, 2017
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stulimom
Bonita Springs, FL838 contributions
Sad to see museum close
Aug 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. They have a nice small store too selling off the store's merchandise. Let's hope the dolls find a new life.
Written August 15, 2017
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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.
Written August 23, 2017
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rhouben
Vancouver, Canada103 contributions
A delight for my doll-collecting wife!
May 2017 • Couples
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 for the doll lover!
Written July 3, 2017
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We are very happy you came from the USA to visit our collection and share your passion for dolls with us.
Written July 28, 2017
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dragonfly3
Vancouver BC213 contributions
A delightful doll museum.
May 2017 • Couples
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 the crowds. We stopped in the nice gift shop first, and I bought 2 tiny French dolls, but the cashier didn't ask if we wished to buy tickets for the museum, so when we went next door and that person asked for tickets, we had to go back and purchase them. Maybe some people come just for the shop?
The two people in the museum were friendly, and asked us how we knew about it. I told them I'd met Samy Odin (co-founder of the museum with his father) in 2011 at the UFDC doll convention in CA. I also have two books autographed by him. I'd always wished to see the museum and I'm glad we had the chance as it will close on Sept 15, 2017! It has 4 rooms, filled with many lovely dolls all in excellent condition. Some are very old and some are recent dolls. I was struck with the backdrops which look like they are designed especially for this collection.
The one thing which filled me with dismay was the fact that all the descriptions with each cabinet/window of dolls is written in FRENCH. No English at all, so although I enjoyed looking at the dolls, I didn't have a clue what I was really looking at!
It was nice to travel all the way from Canada in order to see this lovely museum before it closes.
Written June 7, 2017
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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 for our museum. Concerning the caption, they are in French but you can also use the audioguide on https://izi.travel/fr/3f0e-paris-doll-museum/en Thanks for your visit !
Written June 14, 2017
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Monika S
Villeurbanne, France12 contributions
Visit
May 2017 • Solo
Not very interesting , it was a little bit boring . I expect more than that , i think it might be better.
Written May 27, 2017
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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.
Written May 31, 2017
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Miriam105
Gloucester, MA18 contributions
Strange yet strangely great
Apr 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 temporary exhibit on Dolls of the '80s -- quel niche experience! While there, stop into the Anne Frank garden just next door, for a total change of pace.
Written April 5, 2017
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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!
Written April 19, 2017
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA11,134 contributions
Odd and Charming
Nov 2016 • Solo
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.
Written March 19, 2017
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Thanks for your sweet comments, we are very happy you enjoyed our small but rich museum. Looking forward to receiving you another time!
Written April 19, 2017
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reistu
Amsterdam, The Netherlands399 contributions
A little strange but funny
Sep 2016 • Couples
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 D'Hollywood" showing (Barbie-like) dolls too.
Written September 12, 2016
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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.
Written September 14, 2016
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olgalia
Athens, Greece336 contributions
Intresting place to visit
Dec 2014 • Solo
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.
Written November 13, 2015
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DollyMomma
Monte Rio, CA1 contribution
Doll museum in Paris, France
Apr 2015 • Couples
This musem would be of special interest to the serious antique doll colletor. I enjoyed it very much.
Written May 5, 2015
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