Muzeul Micul Paris (Little Paris Museum) – Bucharest, Romania - Atlas Obscura

Muzeul Micul Paris (Little Paris Museum)

This museum offers a journey back to the Belle Epoque era of Romania. 

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Well hidden in the heart of Old Town lies a treasure trove that carries visitors back to Bucharest’s golden age. The museum is nestled in a house that once belonged to a wealthy family of Greek descent.

Originally opened by master photographer Eugen Ciocan, the museum is a fusion between an antique gallery, cafe, and a retro photo studio. It was designed as an escape from the modern, fast-paced world back to a fabulous era of elegance and decadence. 

This museum celebrates the history of Bucharest, also known as Little Paris, and its splendid interiors pay homage to the two main influences that defined Bucharest at the time: Byzantinian and French. 

Walking through the rooms while listening to the discrete music in the background and admiring every vintage piece exposed, is an experience like none other. 

Know Before You Go

Entry is free, but donations are welcomed to support the museum. There is also a guide that will take you through the various trappings inside. 

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