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Musee Et Chiens Fondation St. Bernard

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Address: rue du Levant 34, Martigny, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 (0)27 720 49 20
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We walked here from the markets and found it to be a worthwhile visit. Not a huge museum but getting to meet and pat the St Bernard's was very special. Being an international... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2015
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Aberglasslyn, New South Wales, Australia

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Carlsruhe, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an area that shows the public how dogs are trained for rescue. A Vet or possibly a trainer would show the public how playful and smart these huge dogs were, the dogs also expected to have fun and each one anticipated his turn. Dogs ranged from months to about 12yrs the latter was retired. We were allowed to... More 

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Aberglasslyn, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We walked here from the markets and found it to be a worthwhile visit. Not a huge museum but getting to meet and pat the St Bernard's was very special. Being an international visitor the museum was large enough to give me an insight but small enough for me not to become bored. It has a small gift shop and... More 

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Maitland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

What an eclectic mix of topics that come together so naturally in this great centre. The highlight of course are the four legged stars, namely the St Bernard dogs. If you're lucky, you get the chance to meet and pat this huge, docile dogs...maybe even give a tummy rub if the dog is in the mood. The history of St... More 

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Nokomis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

There were a few puppies around to look at which was fun but we missed whatever opportunity there may have been to directly interact/pet them. The musuem exhibits are described only in French which we anticipated but it was still disappointing. They did hand out a paper that had english translations on it but it wasn't that effective.

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sion
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

This institution did save the ST Bernard dogs thank's to private donation. It is aboslutely amazing the way the take care of the dogs which by tradition are at the summit of the pass of St Bernard at the monk monastry

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Irving, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I found this museum on TripAdvisor and I'm so glad I went! GREAT little museum with tons of information - including a binder of English language material which corresponded to the exhibits. I got to see dogs in their homes, plus a handler walked one around. Great intro to the dogs before going up to the Grand St Bernard Pass!

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Einsiedeln, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This is a short interesting visit about the breeding of St. Bernards in Switzerland. It's worth a brief visit

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Another important attraction in Martigny well worth visiting. It is located 500 meters away from Gianadda Foundation. Apart of interesting permanent and termporay exhibiions, you will find several dogs at the back of the museum. Best time is after the puppies are born! Check their website for exact time.

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Oxford
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was a disappointing visit, it was like a zoo, the dogs were in their well kept compounds and we walked around looking at them. One dog was taken out and we were able to pet it but as it was only one dog and everybody was trying to touch it so there were crowds around the dog which was... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Lots of opportunities to see the dogs here. Small fee to enter the museum. Dog handlers walk the dogs around so you can pet them and take photos if you wish. Museum was an interesting history of the dogs and the hospice at the top of the pass.

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