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Museum of Letters and Manuscripts (Musee des Lettres et Manuscrits)

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Nice experience

It was nice and different experience since they had arranged couple of workshops which had engaged... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2016
ZaimJee
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Amazing old letters and manuscripts in Paris

There is a collection of manuscripts from the kings of France to De Gaulle, Kennedy, Eisenhower... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2015
norbertc957
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Strasbourg, France
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22 Jul 2017
“Definitely closed”
6 Oct 2016
“Oops. It spears to no longer exist”
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

I can confirm this museum is definitely still closed as at July 2017. Disappointed that my Lonely Planet guidebook (Jan 2017 edition), didn't spot this. They're normally very accurate.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Kate D
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I was really disappointed when I got there but there was no evidence of any museum at that address. It appears it is now law firm. I guess I should've done a little more research but the book I was using was quite current. It...More

Date of experience: October 2016
3  Thank juliette1953
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

There is no evidence of a museum at this address anymore. Quite disappointed but I should have checked google BEFORE I started walking !! :) Visit d'Orsay instead. Close by.

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Annette Y
Reviewed 27 February 2016

It was nice and different experience since they had arranged couple of workshops which had engaged the public. It was good that it opened till late

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank ZaimJee
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

I was really looking forward to visiting today (July 1, 2015), but upon arrival found that the doors were locked, there was no indication of this museum ever having existed at the listed address in the guidebooks, and a neighboring shop owner said the museum...More

Date of experience: July 2015
5  Thank endbrainfire
Reviewed 8 February 2015

There is a collection of manuscripts from the kings of France to De Gaulle, Kennedy, Eisenhower; but also from Einstein and many other famous scientists and writers.

Date of experience: January 2015
2  Thank norbertc957
Reviewed 7 December 2014

So many treasures in one place! You can see original music manuscripts from Mozart, Bizet, Bach, Chopin and more. You can see original letters and notes from Einstein, Edison, Curie, Louis XIV, JFK, Eisenhower, De Gaulle, and more. Check out story boards from Hitchcock and...More

Date of experience: December 2014
3  Thank Katie E
Reviewed 5 October 2014 via mobile

So it worked out that I got into this museum for free (maybe because it's the first Sunday of the month). Beautiful letters and manuscripts from the ancient times and from important people like Van Gogh, JFK, Einstein, Dali, Hitchcock, and so on... Definitely worth...More

3  Thank Natafer
Reviewed 12 July 2014

I was attracted to visit the Musee des Lettres et Manuscrits by a poster campaign about an exhibition on the First World War. Starting with that, it was excellent. The photos, journals etc from Louy Roux documenting his experiences during WW1 was simply breath taking....More

Date of experience: July 2014
3  Thank IanG761
Reviewed 17 June 2014

While it hides behind a very discreet door, it is of unbelieveable cultural value. A place where you dive into genious by looking at original handwritten notes and letters. Get a different glimpse of Mozart, Einstein, Sartre and Victor Huge!

Date of experience: June 2014
2  Thank apollinnaire
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