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“nice, but small, museum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Espace Jean Tinguely - Niki de Saint Phalle

Espace Jean Tinguely - Niki de Saint Phalle
Rue de Morat 2, Fribourg 1700, Switzerland
41 26 305 51 40
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Ranked #8 of 19 Attractions in Fribourg
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Oakland, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“nice, but small, museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

If you like the art of Jean Tinguely and/or Niki de Saint Phalle, you should visit this little museum. But make sure to see their works in the town, too!

Visited August 2013
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

An eccentric collection of wonderful machines. Our French was not up to translating all the labels, but we had great fun watching all the exhibits and working out which bits moved what! If you have mechanically minded youngsters, I cannot imagine what you would have to bribe them to leave!

Visited August 2013
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Staad, Switzerland
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18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Just awesome! So much imagination and great fun for all ages. Tinguelly's mechanican sculptures are fascinating and a delight to watch. Each one is individual and one can spent hours watching them move. Niki de Saint Phalle's work is also fascinating as well as thought-provoking. Highly recommended. We loved it!

Visited May 2013
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“great museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

what a surprise....!! it was wonderful and unique...definitively worth a visit to Fribourg. There is a drawing that Niki de Sain Phalle did in 2001 sondemning the use of guns in the USA and the dangers to young people..it should be sent as a gift to President Obama!

Visited February 2013
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Morges
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Small but interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We visited with 2 young kids (7 and 9). Kids were impressed ! There are a lot of "machines" you can put on with a red button. The visit is done in less than 30 minutes. The museum is located in the center of Fribourg and near the old town and the "Cathedral". Price is ok.

Visited January 2013
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