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I stumbled upon the phono museum last year and I have been meaning to write a review. It was one of the best parts of my trip and I am not even a person who studies of loves music, but it was just so interesting....More
We stumbled upon this gem of a museum today. Our volunteer guide walked us through the history of recorded music machines and gave us demonstrations of many of the phonograph. Many of the instruments are novel to the museum and are the first of their...More
If you find yourself in Pigalle or Montmartre, don't miss this exceptional little museum.
The guide we had there was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and even played a number of the antique recording drums and old 78s for us. .
Absolutely incredible! For €10 you get a guided tour (French or English, maybe more), where they play all the old recording devices going back to the 19th century. Sweet hosts!
Truly amazing. Génial!
And there's a "phono" gallery around the corner where you can browse...More
Thank John T
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Opera / Bourse
The neighborhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theaters, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in
another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.