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Musee Dauphinois

30 rue Maurice-Gignoux, Grenoble, France
04 57 58 89 01
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Ranked #6 of 27 attractions in Grenoble
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Grenoble, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was easily my favorite museum I've seen so far in Grenoble, with a number of very interesting exhibits, all nicely laid out and explained with an interesting array of accompanying materials. The big drawback is that all of the temporary exhibits are only in French, though I was able to understand the basic gist of things using my high... More

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Howrah, India
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The museum is very nice, with special dedication towards the history of the mountain people which is elaborate and excellent. The ski exhibit is nice but not too elaborate, which is due to space I guess. The chapel is beautiful if you carefully look at the carvings on the wall and ceiling. The permanent exhibits have English translation which was... More

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Grenoble, France
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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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14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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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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49 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
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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
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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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15 attraction reviews
300 helpful votes 300 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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Toronto
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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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