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Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne

Address: 17, rue Sainte-Anne | Monastère des Bernardines, 21000 Dijon, France
Phone Number: 03 80 48 80 90
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95%
Ranked #6 of 44 things to do in Dijon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: History museums, Museums
Hours:
Wed - Mon 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Wessex
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

One of the most informative and well=designed museums we have visited. An excellent overview of Burgundian life, domestic scenes, costumes and customs. Displays were informative, and illustrated with small cartoons as well as descriptive labels - not the usual typed labels, but suspended, hand-written , brief swirling transparent mini-banners above the relevant articles. Easily comprehensible to even a minimalist French... More 

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Zurich
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24 reviews 24 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A very lovingly put-together museum depicting life in the Burgundy region (mainly Dijon) throughout history. Excellent for all ages.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I loved this museum, I felt as a child. A fantastic idea to show the life, habits and customs of old Dijon to new generations and tourists.

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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
57 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Interesting small vignettes set up to show shops of everyday life. This is a musuem that children would also enjoy. This is off the beaten path, definitely worth a visit, not crowded.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Great idea saving old Dijon for future generations. Similar exists in UK but We could learn a lot from this In Stratford upon Avon

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Munich, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

very interessting information about former life in Burgundy. nice decorated and presented. It seems to be a museum which could also be interessting for children. The pulicity for this museum could be better seen the quality of the exibition. Nevertheless I don't how they present the information for not french speakers...

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I love the smaller French museums of this type, so lovingly done. The written English guide for the entry floor with the mannequins in Burgundian dress and scenes was hard to follow. One flight up, however, the English guide telling about the shops and the lives of their owners was quite eloquent and fascinating. I have NO French, but still... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Stopped to have a look on our owl trail walk. Free entry, but if time is a constraint, I feel there are other more interesting places to see.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Housed in a former convent, and with a Museum of sacred Art next door, this museum is a treasure trove of folkways and the history of ordinary people of Burgundy. Displays with mannequins depict marriage, childhood, trades and customs. There are furnished rooms, vitrines of tools, cooking implements, toys, mock-ups of traditional shops. Full of information without being cluttered. I... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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172 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We really liked this museum and its free. Definitely worth a visit and persist to find it - the downside is that the entrance door is not that easy to find. A little plaque directs you to a plain pale blue door and you open it, and you are there. But it's not obvious. However the museum is good, particularly... More 

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