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1, Place du Chateau
Phone: +33 (0) 2 54 90 33 33
Fax: +33 (0) 2 54 55 33 30

Maison De La Magie (the House Of Magic)

During your visit to the Maison de la Magie, you will be guided by a magician who will present the principal periods and categories of magic. You will see performances, explore the tools of the trade and take part in interactive illusion installations

The Maison de la Magie has, for six years, called upon the exception artistic experience of James Hodges to create its permanent spectacle. Born in 1928, Hodges is known as a ventriloquist, puppeteer, illusionist and illustrator, and created the company “marionettes et baladins

 Permanent Collection Highlights (3)

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Permanent Collection

You will discover in the museum’s collection:
-the six headed dragon
-automates telling the story of the history of magic
-a gallery of optical illusions
-oriental magic from the late 19th-early 20th century
-superb tools and objects evoking Robert Houdin’s Soirées Fantastiques
-the king of escape, Harry Houdini
-cabinet of curiosity
-the Hallucinoscope, where science meets the magic arts


27 october- 7 november 2007
“Shadows and Silhouettes

Opening hours

31 march – 16 september: open daily from 10am-12.30pm and from 2pm-6pm (until 6.30pm in july and august)

27 october – 7 november: open daily from 10am-12.30pm and 2pm-6pm

Getting there

A10 motorway 170km from Paris, 55km from Tours/Orléans
Parking available at Centre ville, avenue Jean Laigret, AND at Valine de la Vaissiere, square Valin de la Vaissiere, BOTH 250m from the Maison de la Magie

News and events

Please see website for full program listing of performances, workshops and activity sessions.


The CIPI (centre international de la prestidigitation et de l’illusion) organises workshops at the Maison de la magie over weekends,(for groups and for individuals) as well as organising sessions aimed at children and students.
Please see website for full program listings and reservation details, or contact the education service on 02 54 46 23 30


Please contact Virginie Duplaix on 02 54 90 33 13


One hour magic workshops for families (5 people minimum)
Please phone 02 54 90 33 33 for details and reservations.

Venue hire

Certain spaces are available to hire for private receptions. Please contact 02 54 56 30 30