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Musee Et Chiens Fondation St. Bernard

Address: rue du Levant 34, Martigny, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 (0)27 720 49 20
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Martigny
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

All the information on the 2nd floor onwards were in French. We were given a folder of some information in English. There was an area where you could see the dogs and there were about 9 puppies (3 weeks old) while we were there. The staff also brought out 1 of the dogs for us to pet. It's probably more... More 

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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Good museum and walkable from the train station. The history of St. Bernard (the person), the construction and use of the hospice and the pilgrams that made their was to Rome through the Alps was very interesting. The history of the St. Bernard dog was also nicely incorporated into the museum. I also enjoyed the part of the exhibit that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

English visitors (who don't speak French) will probably only enjoy the ground floor as upstairs all the information is in French. Take your time, where the dogs are, watching them being groomed etc. Don't let your children think that they'll get to play with the dogs, you maybe lucky enough to get to stroke them but nothing else.

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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163 reviews 163 reviews
74 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Live dogs (no puppies, though, when we were there), stuffed ones, and all things St. Bernard related. It's a pleasant little side trip- well executed, but not too much in English. Won't take you long to see it. There are some Roman ruins right next to the museum

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Fortunately we had a brochure for the Musee, and used our satnav as we didn't see a single road sign until we were outside. We enjoyed the visit as the staff brought out two dogs, one at a time, and talked about them while everybody stroked them and had plenty of time for photos. They seem very docile and even... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It is always nice to see and to learn more about the Saint Bernard dogs. However, the museum was only in French and we could not really play with the cute dogs.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you speak French then this is a reasonable outing, but the dogs really look very miserable. I felt quite sorry for the dogs, we were not able to touch them just view them from glass windows. The photos are quite amazing and it is a lovely story about Barry. I believe you can get an Audi guide in your... More 

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St. Ives, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lovely setting with a well priced restaurant. You can get souvenirs Close walk from train station. Amphitheater next door. Bern museum had a better display but the stamps were interesting. Combining Bern museum with this and the Grand St Bernard was well worth it.

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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

On our way to tour Northern Italy we made this stop to learn more about the history of these amazing dogs. The museum is quaint and the people are nice. They offer the self guided tour with a companion booklet in your language. Of course the best part is petting the dogs. We are true dog lovers who were missing... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I got to spend an hour with Esther, Easy and Callie and it was just great fun. The walk was easy and Callie was such a gentle dog. Apparently, they take Callie to visit the handicapped and older folks and I bet she is a real hit. Big dog but so gentle.

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