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France from the view of a miniaturist



What does France offer to miniaturists, both local and tourists?

Think fashion, fabrics, wine. Scroll down. Most entries are on the bottom of the page.

Also see Romani, French


Miniature Doll Inspector Javert of Les Miserables 





Cookie and Candy Platter
French Picnic Basket in Spring (1/12 scale)
welcome to my french home in Paris~ 014
Croissants - 1:12 Scale Miniature Food
8 These spaces are for pictures (e.g. from a fair, club meeting, exhibition or miniatures made by local people).

Dollhouse hobby history of  France 

  • summary of early beginnings in the hobby



Popularity of miniatures, approximate number of miniaturists, most popular scales

  • the most popular scale is ... also ... and ... are used
  • there are about ... miniaturists and doll lovers and there are ... associations: 




Well known Dollhouse Projects

  • The most famous dollhouse is ...
  • See also museums for places to visit



Famous trademark related to dollhouses/dolls/miniatures are...

  •   list local trademarks here




Famous artisans, miniaturists, writers

  • name of the artisans and link to their home page


Pathy Biero

Valerie Casson - ceramics

Nathalie Gireaud -  Provence Minis

Christiane Lourier

Nathalie Mori





Add upcoming events for France on the appropriate date. This calendar can be embedded on your personal blog or website and it updates to current events automatically. see Littleroomers


Photos, web pages, shops and blogs

see French for all other pages in this wiki related to this country


On-line Digests

Digests which discuss French minis

Bulle Miniature - online magazine in French language



Add links to France's national and local clubs here, along with contact information.

As far as workshops are concerned, there is a rather active group of Miniaturists in Paris  - but nothing outside the big city !

Atelier et Maison de la Miniature - club and museum, Etaples sur Mer. the display is a reproduction of the harbour  in 1901/1993 in 1:87 scale .




Check wiki photo_exhibits page.

List regularly scheduled shows by month and location e.g. September - annual show x, and link to website.

Paris Creation and SIMP -  a few regional small shows, about 5 or 6 outside Paris


FAQ for people living in this country


As a newbie miniaturist, what should I know?


Where can I find the materials I need?


FAQ for visitors

Where can I find miniatures in an average town in this country?


What are the craft shops called or are there other places to try out?

Terms used for:


flea market=

department store=




toy shop=

  • Loisirs et Créations - a famous crafts store chain
  • discount stores - (hypermarkets) - Carrefour, Auchan, Leclerc, Géant, Hyper U, Casino (Groupe Casino), Intermarché
  • Don't miss La Bon Marché in Paris
  • Flea markets in Paris


What should I buy as a souvenirs?

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Toulouse Lautrec posters
  • Christmas markets in L'Alsase offer Tudor style houses


When a friend of mine is going to this country, what should I ask her to bring me?

  • as always, check those "made in ....." labels!
  • think fashion, fabrics, wine PERFUME!


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