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Musée des Lunettes et Lorgnettes Pierre Marly

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Today: 10:00am-12:00pm, 2:00pm-6:00pm
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Tuesday:10:00am-12:00pm, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Wednesday:10:00am-12:00pm, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Thursday:10:00am-12:00pm, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Friday:10:00am-12:00pm, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Saturday:10:00am-12:00pm, 2:00pm-6:00pm

Quite the Spectacle Indeed

The Musée des Lunettes et Lorgnettes Pierre Marly is a museum of eyeglasses located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. The museum was created by Pierre Marly, optician to crowned heads, public figures and celebrities. It contains almost 3,000 objects, ranging from spectacles dating from the 13th century through wooden Eskimo sunglasses, with a permanent exhibition of lorgnettes, glasses, telescopes, and binoculars of all shapes and sizes. Items of interest include glasses made for cats and dogs, Maria Callas' contact lens, and glasses belonging to Princess Victoire of France (daughter of Louis XV), the Dalai Lama, Marlene Dietrich, Sammy Davis, Jr., Elton John, and lorgnettes belonging to Sarah Bernhardt.

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