THE FAN MUSEUM

This stunning museum in the Opéra neighbourhood tells the story of three centuries of the fan's history, revealing all the secrets of this accessory that was once so popular among beautiful ladies. This beautiful collection is presented in a luxurious setting from the era.

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A LITTLE HISTORY

Did you know that 18th-century fans mainly displayed Biblical and mythological themes? Or that Empire fans were not particularly well-built? Or that in the 19th centuries, fans showed the different stages of life? The history of the fan - along with many anecdotes - is presented in a private museum on the Boulevard de Strasbourg, just beside the Porte Saint-Martin theatre: the Atelier Hoguet Fan Museum. 

 

Here, in two Napoleonic salons built in 1893 by a fan maker from Lepault & Deberghe, the entire history of the fan is presented, from the end of the 17th century to the present. The father of Anne Hoguet, who today welcomes visitors and perpetuates this art in her workshop, purchased this place where beautiful women once gathered, taking care to accessorise their fans with their outfits. The exhibition salons were transformed into a museum in 1993 to allow the general public to discover a number of fans, as well as their production secrets and the materials that made them famous (such as horn, ivory, and mother-of-pearl).

Visit the Fan Museum website
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Address 

2, boulevard de Strasbourg - 75010 Paris

Opening Hours 

Open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
* Subject to change

Getting There 

  • Take Metro line 4, 8, or 9 to Strasbourg - Saint-Denis station. The museum is right there, just a one-minute walk away.
  • Take Metro line 4, 8, or 9 to Strasbourg - Saint-Denis station. The museum is right there, just a one-minute walk away.