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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2014
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Great place. Dogs on the ground floor, museum on 2nd and 3rd floors. Staff brought out on the dogs for us to stroke, and were happy to chat to us about the dogs. Museum hugely interesting/ educational and well presented. Café downstairs for light bites and refreshments. Entrance fee about 10 CHF.

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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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170 reviews 170 reviews
74 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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