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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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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