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Musee de la Poupee

Le Marais
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Address: Impasse Berthaud, 75003 Paris, France
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+33 1 42 72 73 11
13:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sat 13:00 - 18:00

Redesigned permanent collection of more than 500 antique and collectible...

Redesigned permanent collection of more than 500 antique and collectible dolls from 1800 to 1959. Temporary exhibits. Activities for children and adults. A specialized shop and bookstore also online. Doll and plush animal hospital. Open from Tuesday to Saturday 1pm-6pm, closed on bank holidays.

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Strange yet strangely great

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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

Thank Miriam105
claire f, Responsable relations publiques at Musee de la Poupee, responded to this review

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! More 

Oakland, California
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1,107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 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.

Thank Thomas V
claire f, Responsable relations publiques at Musee de la Poupee, responded to this review

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

Amsterdambased traveller
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 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 D'Hollywood" showing (Barbie-like) dolls too.

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claire f, Responsable relations publiques at Musee de la Poupee, responded to this review

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. More 

Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 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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Monte Rio, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 May 2015

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

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Fort Myers Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2014

The Musee de la Poupee was established in June, 1994, to display both the private doll collection of Guido and Samy Odin and thematic exhibitions that change several times a year. It is located at the end of a small alleyway adjacent to the Anne Frank Garden and across the street from the Pompidou Center in the third arrondissement. The... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

This is a lovely little museum, full of dolls of all ages displayed in packed cabinets, of varying levels of creepiness! It's very small, so you will probably breeze through it in a few minutes, but quirky, fun, and very central (close to the Pompidou centre).

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

Loved this museum , amazing collection in chronological order , including some very odd and quite sinister dolls ! And some lovely cute ones beautifully preserved , well lit cases and friendly staff , initially hard to find , but it's a min walking distance from Rambuteau metro and adjacent to the anne frank garden . - to which there... More 

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London, Ontario
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

I went to the doll museum while my husband visited the Louvre and laughed myself silly. This place is amazing, and for 8 euro, an amazing time.

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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2013

It was an interesting place. Although we did not have full access to the museum since they were changing the display. It was a last minute discovery near modern art museum. Not sure if the collection were kept that way because the museum was not fully open (it was quite disorganized). The toy store had some interesting stuff and was... More 

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