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

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It is worthwhile to spend an hour or two in this museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Newhall, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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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19 helpful votes 19 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 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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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
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8 helpful votes 8 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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