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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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9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Wed - Mon 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Wonderful quiet visit

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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Kapaa, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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 321 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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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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Wessex
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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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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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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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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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