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“Excellent museum - not too big!” 5 of 5 stars
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Musee Rolin
3 rue des Bancs, Autun, France
03-85-52-09-76
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Ranked #4 of 7 attractions in Autun
Type: Art Museums
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Chalais, France
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Excellent museum - not too big!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We wanted to see the Gislebertus Eve carving, which, along with several other works by him, is housed here. The museum is in an amazing medieval building with windy stairs and a lovely inner courtyard. There are rooms of Gallo-Roman mosaics, glassware, and some beautiful tiny bronze figures. The star of the show has pride of place on a wall with seating so you can just sit and gaze at her beauty. It is impossible to believe she was created in the 12th century, she is such a sexy vamp! A good selection of tasteful souvenirs in the shop completes the experience.

Visited October 2012
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“Might have been interesting if it wasn't closed for lunch”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Be aware of this museum's hours, as they are only open for a short time in the morning before closing for lunch. This makes it very difficult to see the museum especially if you have limited time or arrive late in the morning. If you dont want to risk spending money on a ticket only to be booted out at lunch, consider driving to nearby Bibracte for superior Gallo-Roman site seeing.

If you have flexibility to visit, you can find the museum just across the plaza from the
Autun Cathedral. If you are driving, parking can be a pain in Autun. Don't be afraid to drive close to the cathedral looking for parking. There are several places not on the map. There is also a nice restaurant in the plaza, so if you get booted from the museum maybe you can siesta
at the same time as the staff and return after a relaxing meal.

Visited June 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“musee rolin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

lovely museum well setup and very informative for us

Visited May 2011
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