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The Museum of Costumes in Avallon, France is by far the best on its subject that I have ever seen... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2017
New York
A delightful journey back in time!

We have visited the Avallon costume museum several times, and have not been disappointed. The... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2016
Lognes, France
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Reviewed August 25, 2017

The Museum of Costumes in Avallon, France is by far the best on its subject that I have ever seen. It displays extremely lifelike figures donning French fashion from the 16th to 20th centuries, in natural poses in an elegant setting. The museum is run...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed December 31, 2016

We have visited the Avallon costume museum several times, and have not been disappointed. The owner.guides are very informed about period costumes and accessories. The costumes change from year to year, and are always well displayed. Our granddaughters have enjoyed the museum on their trips...More

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank davidandjoyce2016
Reviewed October 12, 2016

we enjoyed the exhibit very much a few years ago two sisters, one of whom was a teacher guide through the collection and the fashions of each period are shown. Very informative. I would recommend highly

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

As a costume curator I have visited many collections and museums in different countries. This house full of treasures is far and away the best. For the first time I felt as if I was looking at the clothes in the style and surroundings of...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 22, 2016

It was early in the morning and I had to take the flight back. The owner of the museum opened just for me. It is a private collection that was collected over more then 50 years. before entering it seams to be small, but while...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

We visited this museum rather by coincidence. 2 nice, quite aged, ladies showed us around. They were extremely friendly and since we were the only visitors at the time we got a private tour. I insisted on tipping but they stubbornly refused. Definitely a place...More

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Reviewed June 13, 2013

This is an AMAZING collection of costumes from the l7th to the 20th centuries and the tour is given by the daughter or her daughter (?). It is an amazing building as well as museum. We throughly enjoyed the experience. The "creepy" element is because...More

Date of experience: May 2013
2  Thank PaulainSonoma
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