This is why the day I ran across the Musée of Miniatures I was ecstatic to visit. The location is right in the center of Vieux Lyon, near the St. Jean church. The building is one of those classic Vieux Lyon types, from the 16th century, old stone staircases, dilapidated ceilings, odd smell to the foyer and the serene feeling that thousands of people have passed through the corridor. The dank smell mixed with the new renovations provides a sense of a hold in time; that weird in-between the past in the future.
Bro is in town for 2 mores days, so we took advantage of yesterday to get our booties into the musée; for only 5.50€ each we started on our adventure.
The first story provides a movie set, meaning, all these special pieces that were used during the filming of a movie. The one they have on show at the moment is from the movie "Perfume" in which I could write a whole separate blog post about. Needless to say, a wander through this exhibit made me both curious to watch and curious as to what the movie is even about. Here's some photos from the premiere etage:
|Bro & Bri posing in front of "M. Grenouille" and his Perfume Laboratory|
|Dead Body. So, Perfume is a murder story..|
|The Perfumerie; it actually smelled like roses...|
|Very authentic-looking 18th century Parisian office|
|Planet of the APES!|
|Ignore the Flash... it's Ah-Nold|
|Got this for my dad... Star Wars creature!|
|Reconstruction from Picture, the artist took a photo and created a miniature real version.|
|Miniature Hallway... it really feels like you're there..|
|Tiny Nobles Salon.. or.. is it REALLLY tinny..??|
|Buddhist temple... it was mini.. but so in depth.|
Needless to say, tourist trap or not, the Musée des Miniatures is a nice thing to do when it's too chilly for a walk. It's not excessively priced and it's full of interesting information. They rotate exhibits annually and the movie props alone are worth the excursion.
Musée des Miniatures is located on 60 rue St. Jean in the Maison des Avocats. They are open daily from 8am to 6:30pm.. and on weekends until 7:00pm. 5.50€ for students! FYI: There is a really good boulangerie just catty corner from the Musée, one of the best baguettes in Lyon.