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Musee Dauphinois

30 rue Maurice-Gignoux, Grenoble, France
04 57 58 89 01
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Ranked #7 of 26 attractions in Grenoble
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Grenoble, France
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Good temporary exhibitions, great landscape view from terrace, free access. The building is a must see itself.

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Grenoble, France
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The Musée dauphinois (Dauphinois museum) is a county museum, located in Grenoble (France). It is an ethnographic, archaeological and historical museum, covering the territory of the former province of Dauphiné. In a 17th-century monastery, visitors can visit the chapel of Sainte-Marie-d'en-Haut with a rich baroque decoration. The permanent exhibits have English translations, which is good for those who do not... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

Loved this museum. Fantastic view of Grenoble and beautiful gardens, even though the weather was dull and grey. It would be even more lovely in summer. The permanent exhibition about the lives of the mountain people was excellent. The displays were innovative and we especially enjoyed the models of houses and the rooms set up as they would have been.... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
49 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The museum is well laid out, with temporary exhibitions along with the church, ski exhibit and gorgeous gardens. However I'd say that this museum would be best enjoyed for those who take an actual interest in the exhibits that are here - as it is not the most captivating museum to visit as a tourist in Grenoble. Having said this,... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Interesting site to visit, free access. The history of the site was in both French and English, and one of the three temporary exhibits was also partly in English. It is a bit of a haul to walk up there, so be aware that they are closed on Tuesdays! I made that mistake so had to go back the following... More

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Grenoble, France
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Very interesting to understand the ways of immigration (italians) and the evolution of an habitat in millenia

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Lethbridge, Canada
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135 reviews 135 reviews
15 attraction reviews
296 helpful votes 296 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

Stopped by for a short visit with out 10-year-old. Loved the view. Liked the people and life in the Alps exhibit. The history of skiing exhibit was OK, could have used more. As others have noted about half in English. But the price was great (free).

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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Free access. Nice courtyard, nice view. Excellent representation of various themes from various countries, but primarily France. Very authentic. Did you know that some people in the past used to smuggle booze between Italy and France by using various vessel contraptions? You can see those there. And a lot more. Or simply sit back in the patio in their backyard... More

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Howell, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

The admission to this museum was free, so I wasn't expecting much. It turned out to be quite nice. Well worth the short hike up the side of the mountain to see it, which also offered some nice photo opportunities of the city below.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

It would have got an excellent rating had all the information been in English as well.

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