Unusual museums in Paris

They are not quite like other museums and do not fit into any category. They are not only science museumsor museums about art or some history museums ! These unclassifiable museums are always entertaining and sometimes also educational.  These are more confidential museums than the major Parisian museums such as the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay for example. These Parisian museums have the characteristic of being unusual, singular and playful and they are particularly aimed at the young public. It's an ideal idea for a weekend outing or during the school vacations. With the exception of the Grévin Museum and the Catacombs (for which it is advisable to reserve), these small unusual museums also have the advantage of being less crowded than the big Parisian museums.
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The Grévin Museum


  • A museum to the glory of our celebrities
  • Ideal from 7/8 years old
  • In the 9th district
  • Free for children under 5


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The Great Gallery of Evolution

  • 7000 specimens of the terrestrial and aquatic worlds
  • In the Jardin des Plantes (5th)
  • Free for children under 18 years old (under 26 years old, EU residents)


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Choco Story, the chocolate museum

  • 4000 years of chocolate history + tasting
  • In the 10th
  • Free for children under 6 years old


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The Museum of Fairground Arts

  • A magical and enchanting place
  • Free for children under 3 years old
  • In the 12th
  • At the Quai Branly Museum


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La Villa Savoye (Le Corbusier)

  • A villa built in Poissy between 1928 and 1931
  • From 8/10 years old
  • In the Yvelines


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The Museum of the Police Headquarters


  • Understanding the police from yesterday to today
  • With pre-teens and teens
  • Free for all


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The Museum of Illusion

  • A fascinating museum to lose your mind!
  • Ideal from 5/6 years old
  • Free for children under 5


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The Fragonard Perfume Museum


  • All the history of perfume since antiquity
  • Ideal from 10 years old
  • Free for all


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The museum of magic and automatons

  • All about the world of sleight of hand
  • Ideal from 5/6 years old
  • With the presence of real magicians


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The Catacombs of Paris

  • The largest Parisian ossuary, thrills guaranteed!
  • Recommended for children over 10 years old
  • Reservation highly recommended