Musée Lambinet
Musée Lambinet
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12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
The Lambinet Museum was built in the 18th century for a building contractor under king Louis XV. In 1929, the city of Versailles accepted the bequest of Mrs. Nathalie Lambinet in order to set up a museum which opened to the public in 1932. Benefiting from a transfer of the Fine Arts collections from the municipal library and then gradually enriched by purchases, donations and bequests, the Lambinet Museum is a true "collectors' museum". The museum offers a wide variety of works in different techniques from the Renaissance to the mid-20th century: paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings, but also furniture and curiosities. The art of living in Versailles, « l’art de vivre », in the 18th century, the history of the city of Versailles and particularly the French Revolution are the main themes of this museum, which has been awarded the "Musée de France" designation since 2004.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Haebee
Singapore, Singapore849 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We had no expectations when we headed for this museum on a May Sunday morning. We wished to avoid the crowds at the Palace of Versailles. And we were in for a positive experience!! What a delightful place!! The museum collection was very well curated!! We enjoyed this museum of 3 floors and were very impressed with this museum visit! It was most educational too- we now have a better idea of the French Revolution and the Royal family and French history. Now many of the questions that we had regarding French history were answered. All the rooms were well maintained and the collection included nice porcelain, paintings and even clocks! We were the only visitors there during our visit. Highly recommended. There is a lift for easier access.
Written May 14, 2023
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Maria R
Washington DC, DC17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everyone rightly makes a fuss about Versailles. It is epic, magnificent, breathtaking. It is also, if you don't know when to time your visit, crowded, noisy, cramped, and so overrun with people and tour buses you can hardly get a sense of the place. When that happens, take a deep breath and walk to the Neptune Basin in the gardens. Turn right and walk down Blvd de la Reine to Musee Lambinet. Originally a private town home built by a merchant, it now has an extensive private collection of 18th c. artifacts ranging from apothecary jars and other medical items from the Royal Hospital to a room on Charlotte Corday and the revolution. I got the most from the floors that were on exhibit depicting what a real 18th c. home would look like. It's not often that you get to see something that's found the balance between objective information and thoughtful presentation. On the day I went there were more staff than visitors so I was able to take plenty of time to see everything. Well worth the 4€ admission They also have a tea room and a lovely service.
One tip: Make sure you can navigate some basics in French. Even though it's a tourist location, don't ever take for granted everyone speaks your language.
Written March 9, 2012
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Virginia Thompson
Fort Lauderdale, FL118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2011 • Solo
Since I had two night in Versailles, I walked to this museum and am so glad that I did. It is an eclectic collection of decorated rooms, art, collectibles and history. Reasonably priced and worth the effort in finding it!
Written September 16, 2011
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Braskaball
Nebraska60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Solo
Very reasonable. Gives you a taste of old France. No English translation.
Written July 12, 2012
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johnweir
Geoje, South Korea107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Couples
Beautiful building well worth a visit,,, the displays they have of French Revolution bits & pieces is fascinating & the floor they have set up as an 18th century residence very atmospheric,,, a gem of a museum
Written June 15, 2014
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monique684
Miami, Florida51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Family
hard to park there. on Mondays they have a high tea. very pretty furnitures and paintings. a lot of history there. wasa restored fairly recently.worth the visit
Written October 14, 2013
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maidstone27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Couples
This is a quiet oasis in busy Versailles - a period house with garden, several floors and interesting presentations of historical events which took place in the town - the meeting of the States-General, the tennis-court oath, etc. which precipitated the French revolution. Several rooms have been carefully furnished to show the life of a typical bourgeois family injust such a house in the 18th century - very well done. Alas, we visited in August, so the tea room was closed!
Written September 24, 2012
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stism
Grenoble, France1,343 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
If anyone is interesting to see more classical furniture, scultpures and paintings after visiting the Palace and Trianon, yes it is well worth the time.
Try to schedule your visit during temporary exhibitions.
Written March 19, 2017
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laloon
Bougival, France96 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018
add to your experience of Versailles; the intimate museum located in a hotel particulier has much to offer with quality period furniture and frequent small interesting exhibitions.
Written June 28, 2019
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jafarisoheil
Milton Keynes, UK207 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
This museum is not the best attraction of the Versailles. But it is still very interesting and impressive.
Written May 16, 2018
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