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Musee Rude

8 Rue Vaillant, Dijon, France
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Ranked #10 of 24 attractions in Dijon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
49 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We found this exhibition by chance, on our way to the Palais des Ducs. So glad we did! His sculptures are incredible. The most impressive one, of course, is the Depart des Volontaires, which is on the Arc de Triomphe. I have to confess that I had never heard of him before - but I am glad that I know... More

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San Diego
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our 15 minute visit to this free museum in central Dijon. The full-size copy of the relief that is on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris is truly impressive!

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Arlington, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Wow, what great pieces of sculpture! Rude was the person who carved the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Well worth visiting.

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Malua Bay, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

The Francois Rude sculptures are massive, detailed classics. I wandered into to the old church not knowing what was inside. Incredible sculptures including Napoleon and a massive version of his Arc de Triomphe masterpiece. Further inside are some impressive unrestored interior and foundations of the original church.

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Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

As I walked in through the entrance I was stunned by the massive sculpture on the facing wall of what was once a church. This museum is truly a surprise and is well worth the few minutes walk from the musee des beaux arts just up the road. Sculptures of Napoleon and Marshall Ney dominate the side of the two... More

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Tomsk, Russia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

I am not a connoisseur of sculpture, but it was interesting to look at some oeuvres of this sculptor. Personally, I liked the statue of some italian boy, playing with a turtle. The museum is rather small, it hardly takes half a hour to look at all the sculptures. I enjoyed the part of the museum that overlooks the sanctuary... More

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