Playing cards manufactured around the world are very popular with collectors as they are very much part of the history of printing and lithography, and often depict historical events, social trends and advertising for the common products of the era. Find an international array of playing cards to choose from.
Located in: Issy-les-Moulineaux, France (see map) Admission: €4.20
The museum was established in 1986 based on the collections of Louis Chardonneret (1849-1935) and Robert Thissen, and since 1997 has occupied its current location in the former Château d'Issy of the Princes of Conti. It contains about 9000 objects, including nearly 6500 playing cards, 980 etchings, drawings, and posters, and more than other 1000 objects related to card games. It also presents temporary exhibitions. Other galleries tell the story of Issy-les-Moulineaux and the chateau of the Princes of Conti, the beginnings of aviation, and noted artists associated with Issy (Auguste Rodin, Henri Matisse, and Jean Dubuffet).
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The museum won the 1999 European Museum of the Year Award.
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