Avanti la Musica

Avanti la Musica, Paris: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Avanti la Musica Reviews: 5/5

Avanti la Musica
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Speciality & Gift Shops
About
The shop of music boxes of different sizes and wide choice of melodies. Gifts for adults such as, spinning tops, figurines, astrolabes and other compass it is for the curious and lovers of beautiful things. Take the time to discover! And welcome!
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< 1 hour
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Tours and Tickets

The area
Address
Neighborhood: 5th Arr. - Panthéon
How to get there
  • Maubert-Mutualité • 3 min walk
  • St-Michel – Notre-Dame • 6 min walk
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Lee N Michele S
3 contributions
Simply amazing
Feb 2020
My husband and I visited the Latin quarter in February and we stumbled upon this treasure of a shop, near the Norte Dame. My advice is to save your money from the regular old souvenir stores and stop into this magical little find. I love my little music box (Clair de Lune). Friendly personal local owner who was happy to help and speak to us, thank you again. Perfect presents for kids, wives, girlfriends, moms, etc....
Written March 7, 2020
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PWOJR77
Beaufort, SC6 contributions
AVANTI LA MUSICA
Sep 2019 • Couples
My wife and I visited this store in September 2019 while seeing what was left of Notre Dame. What an exquisite treat! The store owner was very friendly and amazing! We purchased two music boxes featuring Brahms’ Lullaby & Verdi’s Nubucco!
Written March 5, 2020
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Dan
3 contributions
Very friendly owner with a large wonderful collection
Jan 2020 • Solo
I read the reviews online before visiting but the experience was much better than I expected. This tiny shop somehow managed to fit so many different kinds of wonderful music boxes. The shop owner was more than helpful in picking out a gift to bring back. She was so patient and let me play with so many different musical boxes so that I could choose the right one for myself. Only thing was, I am a student so I don’t have much to spend, and this is a true music box collection store so the prices are more than what was in my budget. Nevertheless after hearing that she was still so nice and understood my predicament. I bought a small one in the end for around 17 euros but I’ll be sure to come back next time when I start earning and happen to be in Paris.
Written January 11, 2020
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Dave S
6 contributions
Beautiful Boutique near Norte Dame
Jan 2020
This is one of the most beautiful and unique shops in Paris. It’s very fun to look at all the amazing, unbelievable assortment of music boxes, ornaments, etc. The owner, Saadia, is a very kind and thoughtful person. And she is multilingual. She took the time to tell us about the easiest and best way navigate our way around Paris. Meeting her was a highlight of our trip to France.
Dave & Susie
Written January 5, 2020
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Margia F
Roseland, NJ4 contributions
Wonderful store, owner and hospitality!
Nov 2019 • Solo
Last Sunday afternoon, November 10, 2019 my mother and I visited this store for the very first time. I wanted to get wonderful Parisian music boxes for myself and my best friend. I read reviews on this store and so when I planned my very first trip to Paris I knew I had to come here! When we arrived at the store it looked like it was half closed since the metal door was halfway up. The hours listed it as open and so I knocked on the door like crazy. I flew all the way from New Jersey to visit this store and I really wanted to see it. The owner saw me begging her to open the door. She was about to go on her dinner break until I showed up. She was so nice to open the store and let us in. When I entered inside I was amazed! Beautiful music boxes, ornaments and more! I was looking for a music box for myself that played "la vie en rose". She pulled out a brand new wooden music box that was made in northern France, near the border of Switzerland. It was so beautiful and played the song! She also helped me find a music box for my best friend who also just got married. We got her a music box with a photo of a couple holding hands and the song that played was "What a wonderful world "! The owner was so nice to my mom and I, explained and showed us so many nice things! She was so sweet and amazing! She even gave us a Christmas ornament to take home to the USA! The store owner was so sweet, helpful and kind. I'm so grateful for her beautiful heart. The music box I bought is so special that I'm going to pass it down to my children and grandchildren one day. When I return to Paris one day I will definitely visit this store again. Thank you again for everything!
Written November 17, 2019
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Cynthia Sermonia
5 contributions
The best little shop for music boxes
May 2019 • Family
This quaint little shop is just a short distance from Notre Dame. I felt like a little girl again amidst the collection of all things music box, many made in Germany. It was a magical place, and the cheerful owner was very helpful in finding just what I was looking for. Upon learning that I was bringing the music boxes back home to the US, she fussed and took time wrapping and packaging them, regaling me with stories of customers who came back again and again to her store. The store, and the area around it, is everything you imagine Paris to be.
Written September 11, 2019
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Julia Z
Bellaire, Texas77 contributions
Magical
Aug 2018
While walking back to our apartment I noticed this tiny shop selling music boxes. When I stepped inside the sheer magnitude of charming music bores, small exquisite ornaments and various trinkets, all high quality. The real treasure was the shop owner who was so sweet and kind to this tourist. I purchased almost all my souvenirs from this tiny shop, knowing I was taking home quality gifts to my loved ones. Of course there was more than a few for me. Definitely worth visiting.
Written July 23, 2019
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runbirdie13
Pittsburgh, PA34 contributions
Memory making store
Jul 2019 • Couples
Avanti la Musica was a wonderful “stumble upon” shop in Paris across the river from Notre Dame. The shop is known for music boxes and handmade gifts from local artists. We boyfriend was fascinated by the multitude of options for the music box. So many options of songs from classical to contemporary and all between. He was able to crank them and then chose his own boxes for his style/preference

Along with music boxes there were whimsical objects hanging around the store which were beautifully crafted. I was distracted by the hand painted Christmas ornaments which demonstrated beautiful quality and no typical “souvenir” ornament styles around. This store was a breath of fresh air and more should enjoy it.
Written July 3, 2019
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questtraveler01
Tel Aviv, Israel377 contributions
What a beautiful store!
Dec 2018 • Solo
Beautiful store front with the most fabulous ornaments and hanging trinkets in the windows. Many gifts and items to choose from. This store has a special and large selection of music boxes. All the classic French songs and also current notable tunes. You can also pick the boxes the revolving cylinder mechanism goes in. The store owners are very friendly and helpful. These music boxes are a bit higher priced than all the tourist shops but you have more songs to choose from. This store is special and I'm glad I walked in.
Written May 9, 2019
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mom7440Cat
Bentonville, AR18 contributions
Music box delight
Jan 2019 • Couples
January 7, 2019 was our second visit to this charming shop. We had been there on a previous trip and purchased several gifts, and that first visit made it a "must return" destination for us this time around. The tiny shop is filled to overflowing with hand-made and one-of-a-kind toys and ornaments along with hundreds of music boxes that cater to almost every musical taste, from classical to current popular music. The owner is a delightful, caring person; the best advertisement I can think of against the attitude of many Americans that the French in general, and Parisians in particular, are rude. If you're planning to be in Paris, be sure to include this shop in your "to do." list. You won't be sorry.
Written January 17, 2019
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