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Le Petit Musee de Guignol Fantastique

Open Now: 10:30 - 12:30, 14:00 - 18:30
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6 rue Saint Jean, 69005, Lyon, France
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

Further on the street we visited a few interesting shops, including one souvenir shop also featuring as a museum for the puppet characters Guignol and friends. Guignol was modelled as a worker for the silk industry, with quick wits and sharp comments on politics and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Peter C
Reviewed 27 May 2018

I went to this very small puppet museum in the heart of Vieux-Lyon because I passed by it and I saw it was included in my Lyon City Card, so I decided to take a look (if you need to pay, it only costs a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank mathiasdebrouwer
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We visited this museum and were delighted to see the puppets. The museum is small but fun to see. The entrance was part of the Lyon City Pass we had bought so did not have to pay anything. It is good value if you get...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 314peter
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

I think this is the smallest museum I've ever visited but it is certainly worth a visit. There is a possibility to have an English audio playing that tells about the different marionettes and especially about guignol.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Great inside into one of the early forms of entertainment. This small museum at the back of a shop was great to get out of the heat and learn some new information. Although bit creepy in the second room somegreatviews of this great arts history....More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank SarahC9316
Reviewed 9 January 2017

A disclaimer; I am a professional puppeteer, so seeing the oldest known Guignol puppet was very exciting for me. Guignol is a famous character similar to Punch in England or Pulchinelle in Italy (I may have spelled that wrong). There are a few rooms dedicated...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank ellrigg
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

Wander through the shop past all the puppets and down into a world full of mechanised puppets and other related displays. You will find out how different puppets are made and how they work, as well as the history of puppets in Lyon and France.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Buckster21
Reviewed 18 October 2015

My wife and I recently visited this puppet museum in Lyon where they have a collection of puppets from around the world with a rather large concentration of puppets from France. It was an interesting collection and a good activity for a rainy day (which...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank irawine
Reviewed 2 July 2015

I'm a big fan of puppetry. If you're not, skip this place. In a tiny storefront you see an oddball collection of signs, toys, trickets and a few marionnettes. Heavily tattooed attendants point you toward the stairs to a musty, dark cellar where a group...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank beadil
Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

Feeling a bit overwhelmed with touring around this lovely city -voila -a small, but chock full of puppets old and new to help you forget your aching feet. Was so worth a visit-short but sweet.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Paula S
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