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

222 boulevard Saint Germain, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 42 22 48 48
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Fascinating glimpses into various histories

The first floor hosts, or was hosting during this visit, a temporary exhibition of Landru's life... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2013
anglital
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Italy
Graphology paradise.

I'm glad I found this online before my trip. A treasure for the graphologist or historian. A... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2013
Shadow010
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San Francisco, CA
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222 boulevard Saint Germain, 75007 Paris, France
Saint-Germain-des-Prés
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

The first floor hosts, or was hosting during this visit, a temporary exhibition of Landru's life, which held little interest for me. The permanent exhibitions are in the basement. These have a French bias, understandably, but there are certain English contributions: Churchill, Woolf, Hemingway, Bronte....More

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Reviewed 10 August 2013

I'm glad I found this online before my trip. A treasure for the graphologist or historian. A large number of documents of the famous in government, science, art and music. Upstairs is for a rotating exhibit, at this time on a well known criminal case....More

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Reviewed 15 July 2013

This is a quiet museum out of the usual tourist’s way. I was a bit baffled when I started the tour as there seemed only to be a temporary exhibition about some serial killer I’d never heard of. The person selling me the ticket might...More

2  Thank lenaks
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

After many Paris trips we stumbled upon this one, and what a superb museum it is! It contains letters and other original documents by many historically famous persons as well as a section on WW2 and temporary exhibitions. The main emphasis is on French writers,...More

3  Thank What
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

One would not necessarily expect a museum by this name to be interesting to a wide audience, but one would be surprised. The museum is very impressive with a staggering permanent collection as well as interesting temporary exhibits. The shop upstairs is full of interesting...More

3  Thank Kkimtis
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

The Museum of Letters and Manuscripts is a hidden treasure It would not be on the list of most visitors to Paris but if you are interested in people who have changed our world it is an absolute must.The audio available to hire for the...More

3  Thank kenhall1942
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Reviewed 26 December 2012 via mobile

If you have any interest in the origin of books and lettersetting, this museum has a small exhibit with original manuscripts and a video showing how all the processes worked -- everything from making parchment and paper, to typesetting, engraving and printing. Downstairs is a...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2012

Great to stumble across this place, especially a couple of writers on vacation in Paris. Not sure how much a non-writer, non-musician would get out of this. There was a pretty crazy group of children there, although it was summer. They were rabid enough for...More

1  Thank sarahfru
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

This small museum is one of Paris's hidden gems. Exquisitely set out, it contains some precious original manuscripts from the greats. In the middle of summer it was not at all busy. The current exhibition on Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" is one not to...More

2  Thank Mareuil81
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Reviewed 21 July 2012

We stumbled upon this on an aimless wander through the city. We enjoy books, writing, printing presses, typewriters and that sort of thing. This museum just happened to have Jack Kerouac's famous scroll on display. It was an exciting find. They also have drawings by...More

3  Thank lcrandall30
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