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Musee Magnin

4 rue des Bons-Enfants, 21000 Dijon, France
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Ranked #13 of 26 Attractions in Dijon
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- Jul 25, 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The Magnin family were remarkable for two reasons, firstly, for their passion for art, and secondly, for being such great benefactors by giving their art collection and home to the people of Dijon. The home is a stately mansion giving an insight into how wealthy people lived. The private living quarters are beautiful. Whilst many of the art works are... More

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Garden City, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The tiny museum was literally next door to our rental apartment, so I stopped in for a brief afternoon visit. Set in a former residence and spread out over two floors, the collection includes both paintings and furnishings. The paintings were lovely, though there is not necessarily anything that art connoisseur types would label as a masterpiece. I was very... More

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Maidenhead, England
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This museum contains a private eclectic family collection. Based in a town house, it felt just like being in someone's home. Absolutely charming, and an added bonus is that it is one of the few museums open on a Tuesday.

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Washington, DC
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211 reviews 211 reviews
24 attraction reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Unless you've a passion for painting... and Grade B painting in particular... don't bother. Lovely building nice staff but the collection is really sort of boring. The collectors, apparently, didn't want to collect the "top" art of a period... their interest was seemingly in the secondary painters. There is a reason they were the "B" painters and rarely remember because... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

French, Italian and Dutch paintings well arranged for style studies. Guides are explaining détails and history of exposed works.

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Coolangatta, Australia
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131 reviews 131 reviews
28 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

If you wish to see a 17th Century Villa with period furniture this is a must. Gorgeous rooms. Exceptional art collection. Expecially enjoyed the bedroom apartment, with its vibrant furniture and furnishings.

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Detroit, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2010

Very nice collection of 16th thru 19th century paintings displayed among period furniture in this 17th century mansion. We especially enjoyed viewing the "apartment" on the second floor of the Magnin family who owned the villa and collected the art.

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