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The vampire museum for Halloween ?

Even if Halloween isn’t a great success in France, you can celebrate that event in a special place… Welcome to the Vampire and monster’s museum !!!

Let’s discover a very fashionable museum. Not recommended for the sensitive souls !

In his family home, Jacques Sirgent, with the witching Clotilde Albepierre, invite you to know better all these mythical and imaginary creatures and to establish a direct link between these stories and our history …

The visit looks like a conference. You can choose your theme and then the guide answers all your questions. Many objects, books, enrich your guide tour. Don’t hesitate to come with your friends !
Practical Information :

Opening hours: daily visits at 3 p.m and 5:30 p.m or package with meals and guide tours from 8:00 p.m to 1 a.m (booking at 06 20 12 28 32 / 01 43 62 80 76)
Prices: 7 euros
Access : 14, rue Jules David, 93000 Les Lilas, metro “Mairie des Lilas”
Website : http://jacquessirgent-museedesvampires.blogspot.com/

Musée de la Poupée (Doll museum)

The last week, I have lapsed into second childhood by visiting the Doll Museum, located into the third arrondissement of Paris.

This charming little museum presents the private collection of father and son Guido and Samy Odin, united by the same passion, the dolls.

When you will enter the museum, you will learn a little more about the history of the famous toy from its creation to its use in different countries and the materials used in its fabrication.

Then, if you want to complete your visit, you will see from October 5th the exhibition “boy toy”.

The collection has grown since the museum opened in 1994, thanks to the donations. But this lovely place has also become a clinic for your dolls in distress !

 

Practical Information :

Hours : Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm (closed on Mondays and during the public holidays)
Address : Impasse Berthaud (around 22 rue Beaubourg), 75003 Paris (metro Rambuteau)
Website : www.museedelapoupeeparis.com
Mental and aural “Handicap and Tourism” National Label, wheelchair access

 

 

 

Let’s discover the unusual museums of Paris : the perfume museum Fragonard

When we see Paris, we imagine food, fashion, but also perfume.

Today, I offer you the possibility to discover an original and free museum, located in a beautiful area of ​​Paris, behind the Opera Garnier.

The Fragonard Museum opened its doors in 1983 in a Second Empire town house. Its Eugene Fuchs, a pioneer in the world of perfume, who created in 1926 the famous perfume factory with a new concept : selling some perfume products to the tourists. He took the name of Parfumerie Fragonard as a tribute to the famous Grasse-born painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard.

Nowadays, you don’t need to go to the French Riviera to find all these products inspired by the region of Provence, in southeast France. Fragonard has succeeded in conquering our capital.

Into the museum, you have two solutions : free visit or guided tour (don’t hesitate, the both are free) with the possibility to discover the products of the perfumery Fragonard.

You will learn more about the perfume history from antiquity until today.

Practical Information 

  • Hours : Open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 18pm, Sundays and public holidays from 9h to 17h 
  • Address : 9 rue Scribe, 75009 Paris (metro Opera) 
  • Official website : www.fragonard.com 

Paris-Delhi-Bombay, Centre Pompidou

I had the opportunity to discover the exhibition Paris-Delhi-Bombay at the Centre Pompidou, very rewarding and surprising, on the present Indian society, seen by Indian and French artists of the twenty-first century.

Through this exhibition, the Centre Pompidou invites us to question ourselves about the evolution of this country by addressing several themes : the policy (the foundations of democracy, the question of partition, rise of the middle class), the religion (beliefs, spirituality …), identity (national, regional, linguistic, sexual, caste-related …), urban (rural-urban migration, growth of megacities), crafts (traditions and modernity, heritage and current technologies) or home (family, marriage, emancipation of women, kitchen…).

More than two thirds of the works are productions made specifically for this event. I recommend this exhibition to all lovers of Indian folklore and those who would like to know better this enigmatic country, sharing a unforgettable moment, full of freshness and color.

Don’t hesitate to make a detour to India for a few hours !

Practical Information :

  • May, 25th to September, 19th, 2011, from 11 am to 9 pm (every Thursday night until 11 pm) except on Tuesday
  • Gallery 1
  • 12 euros (full price), 9 Euros (reduced price), free for children under 18 years old (see also the different conditions of reduction and free entrance on the website www.exponaute.com)