The first play museum for 0- to 7-year-olds!
To instill a love of reading in children
Sèvres-Babylone district - Paris 6th arrondissement
  • WE LOVE : a place where little ones can exercise their imaginations and where almost anything goes
  • OPENING: Wednesday to Sunday RESERVATION ONLY
  • CLOSE Monday and Tuesday
  • HOURS 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. - 3 to 4 sessions a day
  • PLACE 11 rue de Sèvres, Paris 6e, at the back of the children's bookshop Chantelivre
  • AGE : for everyone up to age 7
  • DURATION Each session lasts 1h30 and gives access to all
  • SESSION SEQUENCE : 25-minute reading show with mediators and actors + exploration of the exhibition around 9 famous books
  • RATE: Free up to 6 months
    • Ticket prices from from 10 € children / 8 € adults
  • COFFEE BREAK to relax, you'll find a cosy café corner under a glass roof

A magical place in the world of books

  • At the back of the famous children's bookshop Chantelivre in Paris's 6th arrondissement, you'll find "La maison des histoires", the play museum for children aged 0-7.
  • This museum, designed to instill a love of reading, lets children take over the site as they see fit.
  • Jumping, running, crawling, touching... anything goes in this totally immersive setting and interactive
  • It's designed for little ones to manipulate and explore their imaginations
  • Entering books to play make-believe ! There are (almost) life-size sets, such as a 4-metre pirate ship, Cornebidouille's kitchen and the mouse family tree...
  • Creative workshops and musical readings with sound or performanceciné-readings take place all year round
  • During the vacations it's also a chance to discover new worlds, new books and new stories...
  • A selection of books is renewed every month
  • Please note: for available sessions, places must be reserved. Each session lasts 1h30 and gives access to all areas + a show reading or a creative workshop. Some sessions are special for babies. 40 places per session.

An exhibition of books that children love

  • Cornebidouilleby Magali Bonniol and Pierre Bertrand.
  • Hello Firemanby Michaël Escoffier and Matthieu Maudet.
  • The Mouse Familyby Kazuo Iwamura.
  • Minusculetteby Kimiko and Christine Davenier.
  • The Pirate Dogsby Clémentine Mélois and Rudy Spiessert.
  • Blaise and the castle by Anne Hiversèreby Claude Ponti.
  • Max and the Maximonstresby Maurice Sendak.
  • Jules and the foxby Joe Todd-Stanton.
  • The Giant of Zeraldaby Tomi Ungerer

A museum to play with books. Children enter the installation around the 9 books they love. They climb aboard the pirate ship, play in the kitchen of Cornebidouille or in the tree of the mouse family...

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