Lots going on in Paris for those traveling with girls aged eleven and eight. Exhibitions include the Babar in the toy gallery (until September 2, 2012) at the Musee des arts decoratifs. Toys for boys at the Musée de la Poupée (now closed), was a fun little museum with a wonderful display of dolls through the ages. The doll museum currently have two exhibits on until March 11, 2012: the toys for boys and the other a joint exhibit with Choco-Story(also until March 11, 2012), the chocolate museum:
“‘Exquisite Ephemera’ is a temporary exhibit in two parts presented simultaneously at the Musée de la Poupée-Paris and at Choco-Story, the chocolate museum, showing a selection of the best Victorian scraps from the ODIN collection.
These two complementary exhibits show images representing children playing with dolls for the Musée de la Poupée and chocolate trading cards representing children from 1875 to 1915 for the chocolate museum Choco-Story….” Read more on the Musée de la Poupée-Paris Web site .
A combined ticket for the visit of the 2 exhibits at the Musée de la Poupée-Paris and at the Musée du chocolat / Choco-Story is available.
This ticket can be bought in both museums, available for a visit of each exhibit from October 5, 2011 to March 11, 2012. Single price giving access to both exhibit is 14 euros.
For the Holiday Season
The annual Jours de Fêtes at the Grand Palais and Babar celebrating his 80th birthday at the Musée des arts décoratifs. Read about Christmas lights and the Ferris Wheel at Concorde (until February 19, 2012) and the Grand Palais carnival under the big top (under the glass nave)
Musée de la Poupée-Paris (Closed)
Hours: OpenTuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., (Closed Monday and Holidays)
The museum will be closed on December 25, January 1, April 8, May 1, 8, 17.
Impasse Berthaud (near 22 rue Beaubourg), Paris 3rd
Bus: 29 – 38 – 47
Wheel chair access
Musée gourmand du chocolat/Choco-Story – Read about the museum on an earlier post, “Chocolate Museum in Paris“.
Hours: Open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last entry is 5 p.m. he museum is closed on December 25 and January 1.
A visit lasts between one and one and a half hours.
28 Boulevard Bonne Nouvelle, Paris 10th
Metro: Bonne Nouvelle or Strasbourg Saint-Denis
Jours de Fêtes
December 18 – January 1
Hours: 11 a.m. to midnight; last entry at 11 p.m.
December 24 and 31: open until 8 p.m.; last entry at 7 p.m.
Admission: 5 euros; each ride is 2 to 4 euros. Check at the box office, there may be a single 15 euros ticket, good for all rides