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Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne

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Address: 17, rue Sainte-Anne | Monastère des Bernardines, 21000, Dijon, France
Phone Number: 03 80 48 80 90
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Wed - Mon 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Well worth a visit and free.

Good insight into past history, well laid out and with explanatory booklet in English if required. Covers off on a lot of French history and the way of life in years now past.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2015
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Somerville, Australia
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Somerville, Australia
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137 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Good insight into past history, well laid out and with explanatory booklet in English if required. Covers off on a lot of French history and the way of life in years now past.

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Calgary, Canada
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35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

There was no one else at the museum when I visited but it has a lot to see. The main floor features mannequins in traditional dress posed in various settings, as well as displays of domestic life such as kitchens and bedrooms and their related tools and furniture. Upstairs there are recreations of businesses like a candy store, pharmacy, a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Lots of opportunities to see the life of "regular" folks rather than the rich and powerful. Very interesting everyday objects.

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Melbourne, Australia
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121 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

This museum, which is free, provides an excellent exhibition of Dijon life in the past. It is worth taking a deviation from the regular 'owl' route to take in this museum.

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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536 reviews
174 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

I think this is the first museum the really tracked citizen history. The Recreations in glass are crisp and clear to understand. The laminated Free plan really helps. Many many antiques and a series of shops set up as they were. Even a beauty salon with a hair curler and dryer of the times. At no charge to the visitors.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

I like quiet, empty museums. No crowds obstructing your view, no unruly children ruining the atmosphere, and no queues for the gift shop or the loos. I also like museums to discourage visitors from making loud mobile phone calls whilst browsing the exhibits. Our stroll through the random assortment of tat on display through what was proving to be a... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 394 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Housed in a beautiful cloister of the former Bernardine convent , this ethnographic museum depicts everyday life in Burgundy from the 18th to the 20th century. The exhibits are so creatively presented and written up, it they to appeal to persons of all ages -- judging from the groups of school children plus adults who were there during my visit.... More 

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Worcester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Many experiences which offer children a time to investigate and get involved. Very well maintained and free.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This museum is conveniently situation just along the road from a public underground car park. From there one walks through a garden area from where you can see the cupola of the building above the fences. We did in fact have to pay to visit although it was not a large sum and there was no guide in English. The... More 

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Newhall, California
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This museum is run by the city of Dijon and is free. But what makes it worth the time is the excellent presentation of life in Burgundy in the 18th century. There are displays depicting all events in the lives of the people, from birth, confirmation and marriage to old age. There are brochures for children as well.

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