This is not your everyday museum. After all, Paris is a city set to titillate and entice its visitors.
You’ll find Musée de l’Erotisme in the red light district of Pigalle in the 18th arrondissement in Paris. But don’t let its seedy location deter you from a visit. Pigalle is also home to the Moulin Rouge and the tiny Chapelle St-Rita across the road from the famous cabaret.
The museum was once a cabaret venue and it houses permanent and temporary exhibitions. You’ll find international erotic artefacts such as pottery, paintings, sculptures and photographs which reveal how primitive religions believed in a connection between sex and religion.
Vintage photographs depict life in brothels and offer an insight for the curious or the open-minded.
So next time you visit Montmartre, wander down towards Musée de l’Erotisme. The museum is open daily from 10 am and unlike others in Paris, it remains open until 2 am. Photography is allowed which is sure to please any voyeur.
Take that Mona Lisa!
Musée de l’Erotisme
72 Boulevard de Clichy
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