Musée de la magie - Musée des automates

11 rue Saint-Paul - 75004 Paris

Le Marais - 4e Arrondissement


Created in 1993, the Musée de la Magie introduces the public to a thousand-year-old secret art through collections that are unique in the world: optical illusions, interactive games and a permanent magic show...
The role of the Musée de la Magie is to show that magic is an art form in its own right, with its own history, techniques and ‘a real magic culture’.
Its collection captures the very essence of the art of magic and reveals its secrets and beauty. With the help of magician guides and after an illusionism show, you will be able to dream of magic once again.…
On the other side, in the Musée des Automates, some 100 automata offer many hidden surprises.
Visitors are invited to discover the strange and wonderful world of these curious mechanical objects, which are both toys and mechanical masterpieces. All the exhibits are a living testimony to man’s genius and imagination. By pressing the buttons that trigger each little character, one can discover the interactive surprises hidden in this amusing and unusual exhibition.


  • Affiches
  • Automates
  • Documents
  • Magie
  • Mobilier
  • Sciences
Paris Je t'aime | Official Partner
Membre du Paris Museum Pass

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Gift shop
  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass
  • Free Wifi

Languages spoken

  • English

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English

Educational activities

Conjuring school, classes on Saturday, kids workshops.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Adults €15 ; Children (3-12 years) €11

Group tour

From 20 people, upon reservation.

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard

Closing times

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Opening times

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 2pm to 7pm. Open everyday during the holidays (Zone C) (Toussaint, Christmas, winter and spring).

Exceptional opening

  • Easter
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Day
  • 1 May
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November

Voir la carte

Musée de la magie - Musée des automates

11 rue Saint-Paul
75004 Paris

  • Subway - Saint-Paul
  • RER - Gare de Lyon
  • SNCF - Gare de Lyon
  • Bus - 67, 69, 76, 86, 87

Museum in the same district: Le Marais

Museum in the same arrondissement: 4th arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum

Book your activity

see more offers