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“Nice Small Museum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Musee Gustave Courbet

Musee Gustave Courbet
5 Rue Froidiere, 25290 Ornans, France
+33 (0)3 81 62 04 98
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Ornans
Type: Museums
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Oakland, CA
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“Nice Small Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

An intimate museum featuring works of Courbet, mainly portraits, landscapes and early works. None of his most controversial pieces are here or his large canvasses. But the museum does a good job explaining the progression of his work, the role politics played in his life, and his place in art history. A nice audio/visual presentation talks about his large canvass work focusing on "Funeral at Ornans". The museum is located on the Loue's River in the pleasant village of Ornans. Wander through the small central district afterwards. There are some nice bakeries and chocolate shops.

Visited August 2013
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PA,USA
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“Countryside Old House Engulfed by Modern Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

The town of Ornans is a bit like a mini Venice. The Courbet House/Museum is right on the river bank. In fact the see-through staircase of this museum is built over the water, providing an odd sensation as you look at the river below your feet. I enjoyed the paintings and furniture in what had been the Courbet family home. Small scale and pleasant.

Visited October 2012
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Clare, sUffolk,England
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“A really excellent small museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Covers Courbets life comprehensivey, with a great selection of his work, and a good video in English

Visited September 2012
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Such a beautiful little town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

The painter Gustave Courbet was born in Ornans. It is a fair tribute to open a museum in the house he was born. But how could you miss such a beautiful town as Ornans. It snuggly stretches in a narrow valley crossed by the Loue River. No wonder that a painter or any artist may be inspired by the beauty of this place. It seems that this wonderful site has escaped any classification so far. And yet it is worth a detour!

Visited July 2012
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