In 1930, thanks to an outstanding donation to the City of Issy-les-Moulineaux, the collection of the French Museum of Playing Card was initiated. A collection of more than 11.000 pieces is today kept at the Museum in an original collection composed of pieces from several origins:
– France is represented through its Old Regime “portrait régionaux” (regional portrait), the changes occurred during the French Revolution and the birth of the current “portrait official”.
– Several European patterns : German , Italian, Spanish are also exposed.
– Asia reveals its playing cards from India, China and Japan with original shapes and contents.
The Museum exposes fancy cards inciting dreams, laughs and discoveries but also documentation on playing cards manufacturing and regulation and art pieces showing playing scenes or the universe of car players.
Plan your visit
Opening times :
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday : 11am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday : 2 pm-6 pm
July : 1 pm-6 pm from Wednesday to Sunday
Closed on bank holidays and in August.
Group accepted by reservation from Tuesday to Sunday.
Individual ticket for nonresident (neither living in Issy nor in the urban agglomeration GPSO)
Adult : 4,70€
Reduced price: 3,60€
Under 26 : free admission