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Musee de la Contrefacon

Neighbourhood: Passy
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Address: 16 rue de la Faisanderie, 75116 Paris, France
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+33 1 56 26 14 00
14:00 - 17:30
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Tue - Sun 14:00 - 17:30

The counterfeiting museum presents a didactic overview of all the activity...

The counterfeiting museum presents a didactic overview of all the activity sectors - art, luxury goods, tobacco, cars, perfumes,... - wich are prey to this bane. All authentic articles, with a few rare exceptions, are placed on a parallel with their imitations to enable visitors to better distinguish the differences between the real item and the imitation.

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Musee Not Open on a Sunday!

I tried to go to this Museum today based on Tripadvisor saying that it was open on a Sunday. Trust me, it is close on Sunday! Good luck!

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I tried to go to this Museum today based on Tripadvisor saying that it was open on a Sunday. Trust me, it is close on Sunday! Good luck!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

They have collection of old toothpastes, shoes, rags and many other. This museum is quite small and is not maintained even.

Thank amigotarun
New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

This small museum is filled with old handbags, accessories, shoes etc but not well kept. Spending your money and time on this particular museum i didn't found it worth.

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36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

We popped in to this museum is it was close to our hotel. Most of it was closed due to refurbishment works and the staging of a new exhibition but the person at the box office failed to tell us this. Result? 2 mediocre rooms with exhibits crammed in. None of the grand rooms on the first floor were open... More 

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015

The Musée de la Contréfaçon (Museum of Counterfeiting) was inaugurated in 1951 by the l’Union des Fabricants (UNIFAB), Union of Manufacturers, which is a French association that was created in 1872 to protect commercial creations and intellectual property, under the Presidency of Gaston-Louis Vuitton (Yes, of that famous brand). Since it’s founding, UNIFAB’s Presidency has been held by many prestigious... More 

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Den Haag, Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2014

This small museum is dedicated to counterfeit. Founded by the French Union of Manufacturers, it gives an overview and lots of interesting examples of counterfeit, and a small exhibition of innovation in packings. Being a customs officer, I got free entrance. The museum is rather small, just three rooms, but interesting enough for a visit. From my perspective, it would... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2014

This is one of the many secret places in Paris... Launched in 1951 by the man who created the Louis Vuitton brand, its displays show next to each other the genuine product and the sometimes numerous counterfeits that have been identified or seized by the police or customs authorities. It is a small museum located a couple of hundred yards... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

The entrance fee is $13Euro giving you access to a 700 square foot museum crammed with old shoes, old handbags, old software and unremarkable items crammed into a hot, tight space. I saw a better display at the Geneva airport free. There is unquestionable value in protecting Intellectual Property, of all kinds - but this type of display is boring... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

20 euros to get there by taxi. 25 Euros to get in for two. our kids were free. the place appeared frozen in the 1950s. not air conditioned. we expected interesting displays on counterfeit money, passports, but mostly got tennis shoes and hand bags, cigarettes and old toothpaste and old video of commercials. not logically laid out. some of it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

This is a huge park, forest is more like it, used mostly by the local population (no tourists there) ideal for stroll or a run ,well maintained.

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