Finally a museum I can relate to: The Museum of Counterfeiting!
I’ve bought fakes from Canal Street to Manila, and I’m not ashamed to say I love them even more than the real things. But I don’t think they are looking for visitors like me; the LA Times calls it a “menagerie of malfeasance.” The French call it Musée de la Contrefaçon and is the creation of the excitingly name Unifab aka Union des Fabricants. From French fries to Louis Vuitton, the French do see themselves as the world’s biggest victims of fakery and – by extension – a debased imposter culture that knows nothing about anything.
If you’re interested in the quaintly twentieth-century debate, fake vs real, head on down to Musée de la Contrefaçon, 16 rue de la Faisanderie, 75016 Paris. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 2 to 5:30 PM.