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Le Petit Musee de Guignol Fantastique

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Address: 6 rue Saint Jean, 69005, Lyon, France
Phone Number: +33 4 78 37 01 67
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DeIightful little museum

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 February 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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New Hampshire
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 it was). The museum is located in the old city, which, in and of itself,... More 

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Philadelphia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 of the puppets come to life under really creepy shadows. Many of the characters are... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Paula S
Madrid, Spain
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

5 euros per person, for 2 little rooms with some puppets... We were hoping for something more interesting and fun.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014 via mobile

A bit goofy, but definitely cute and worth the easy entrance fee! I really liked it! Lots of different marionettes to see and right on the old town main pedestrian road. I'd check it out if I were you! Also, Giugnol is SUPER Lyonaisse!

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Thank Garrett M
Dortmund, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013 via mobile

Interresting and fun but small and fast to do. It is the only place where you can learn about guignol. Ask the desk guy of you have questions, he knows his stuff!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2013

We were wandering down the Rue St Jean and saw the Guignol puppet shop and then realised this was the Petit Musee on our Lyon Visitor pass. The first part of the museum is at the back of the shop. There is a looped audio guide which goes through French, Italian, Japanese and English - you just have to wait... More 

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