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“Well worth an afternoon!”
Review of Mundolingua

Ranked #149 of 1,169 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Language is one of the fundamental abilities that makes us human. It has also played a key role in the evolution of people and modern society. To reveal the secrets of language, Mundolingua gives you the opportunity to discover language, languages and linguistics. A real little "discovery area", Mundolingua invites you on a voyage in an unusual, fun and cozy setting, in the heart of the Latin Quarter: between the Luxembourg Gardens and Saint Sulpice. The different themes and services of Mundolingua: - Language Continent - Languages Continent - "Fun with language" Continent / Relaxation Space - New Technology & Linguistics Continent - Micro-Cinema, Shop. Mundolingua is open to everyone! Whether you are a beginner or an expert linguist, our exhibition has 3 levels of difficulty, so that you can go into more detail at every step. You are welcome to follow our news to hear about our events (conferences, panels, workshops...). Enjoy your visit!
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Well worth an afternoon!”
Reviewed 12 January 2014

This fascinating little museum packs the entire history of language and languages into a very Parisian space! Every inch of space is used for displays and interactive exhibits are great for all ages, whether you have studied languages or not. They have the Tower of Babel, the Rosetta Stone, and even an original Enigma machine. Clearly this has been put together with a great deal of care by a team passionate about language. The building has heaps of atmosphere, the vaulted basement in particular, which used to host private functions, is very impressive. There are some great creperies nearby and it is very handy to the Luxembourg Gardens. I recommend the year pass so you can go back as many times as you want!

Visited October 2013
3 Thank FrenchKiwi16
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“One of a kind museum”
Reviewed 27 December 2013

I came upon this museum by chance after a visit to Saint Sulpice and I must say I have never seen anything quite like it! On offer was a fascinating exploration through the history and development of language, from the cultural mythologies about the origin of languages through to enigma machines, Google translations, puzzles and much more. With highly interactive and cleverly designed displays there was more than enough to keep me well occupied for the afternoon, including a life sized replica of the Rosetta Stone, made specifically for Mundolingua by the British Museum. If you are at all interested in language then this is really a must visit. And if he’s around, it’s also worth pulling the owner aside for a talk, his passion and knowledge about language is wonderful.

Visited November 2013
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