The Museum of Magic and Automata : self-guided tour The Museum of Magic and Automata : self-guided tour

The Museum of Magic and Automata : self-guided tour Discover the art and culture of magic and automata (mechanical figures) in a unique museum and a permanent magic show


Musée de la Magie et de l'Automate


What to expect

For almost 30 years, the Musée de la Magie has been introducing people of all ages to this thousand-year-old history with collections that are unique in the world. Interactive games, optical illusions, automata, engravings, posters, and magical objects to discover.

Musée de la Magie :

The Musée de la Magie has won several awards and is suited to all audiences: Everyone will be enchanted by the entertainment provided throughout the visit by the magician guides. Close-up magic, on-stage magic, parlour magic … All the elements are here to help visitors rediscover the poetry and appeal of magic.

Musée des Automates :

Visitors to the Museum of Automata are treated to a world of fantasy and enchantment. The exhibition features more than 100 mechanical figures that ‘put on a show’. Children will be delighted by toys that spark their imagination, and adults will appreciate the technical know-how of the mechanical masterpieces.

Come and press the buttons to activate the little figures and enjoy the hidden surprises in this unusual and fun exhibition!

What is included :

  • Admission to the Musée de la Magie
  • Admission to the Musée des Automates
  • A magic show

Please note :

Admission to the Musée de la Magie is free for children under 3 years old.


The museum is open every Wednesday Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 7pm and every day during the half-term school holidays for zone C.


- A permanent show, close to the audience

- Presentation of the collection by magic guides

- Authentic prints and posters

- Old magic objects

- The hidden surprises behind the workings of the mechanical figures


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Customer Reviews

5/52 reviews

Jerome P.
March 7th 2023
C'est parfait pour les enfants , personnel au top
Marie B.
March 6th 2023
Formidable pour les petits et les grands


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