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Housed in Hôpital Saint-Louis, which dates from the 17th century, this museum is not generally open to the public, and it takes some effort to get in -- but we swear it’s worth it. You can check out nearly 5,000 wax molds from the 19th century, illustrating all of the grotesque skin disorders that people faced over a century ago. From syphilis to elephantiasis -- as well as some seriously gnarly acne -- this museum has it all. Don’t plan lunch afterwards.

Hôpital Saint-Louis musee de moulages

Musée des Moulages

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Housed in Hôpital Saint-Louis, which dates from the 17th century, this museum is not generally open to the public, and it takes some effort to get in -- but we swear it’s worth it. You can check out nearly 5,000 wax molds from the 19th century, illustrating all of the grotesque skin disorders that people faced over a century ago. From syphilis to elephantiasis -- as well as some seriously gnarly acne -- this museum has it all. Don’t plan lunch afterwards.