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Espace Jean Tinguely - Niki de Saint Phalle

rue de Morat 2, Fribourg 1700, Switzerland
+41 26 305 51 40
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Fantastic

Really enjoyable for all ages. Great fun to bring complicated contraptions to life by pressing a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
geoffrey.hollis
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Hatfield Herts
Magic

It's like walking into someone else's dream! A moment apart where time stops and the machines... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2017
Thierry C
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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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“Fantastic”
Jan 21, 2017
“Magic”
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rue de Morat 2, Fribourg 1700, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyable for all ages. Great fun to bring complicated contraptions to life by pressing a big red button. And Niki de Saint Phalle always raises a smile. There was a most interesting video showing which featured her work and her views on life -...More

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Reviewed January 21, 2017

It's like walking into someone else's dream! A moment apart where time stops and the machines (sculptures) and the colours (Nikki) take you into their time frame. You'll need to be open-minded!

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Reviewed July 31, 2015

Although the Fribourg museum is much smaller than the Jean Tinguely Museum in Basel, it has a subdued cosy atmosphere that befits Jean's weird and wonderful machines and is well worth a visit. The juxtaposition of his stark and angular mechanical creations with some of...More

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Reviewed July 25, 2015

I was familiar with Tinguely's work from Basel, where there is a huge museum dedicated to his crazy contraptions. But it was fun to see his work combined with Niki Saint de Phalle's colorful art and to read about their relationship. The museum is playful,...More

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Reviewed February 18, 2015

Well worth a visit. I am certain that visitors will not have seen anything like this before. Fantastic art works from Niki and the weirdest contraptions which look as if they are kept together by pieces of old string but amazingly work put together by...More

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Reviewed September 24, 2014

Two great artists, with very different languages of expression communicating one idea. Niki de Saint Phalle's works are big, colorful, robust; while Jean Tinguely are thin, rusted, animated. The museum is a fun and magical place where we, the viewer, become part of their mysterious...More

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Reviewed June 30, 2014

I just didn't get it. A lot of 'stuff' e.g. bike wheels, chairs, chains, toys, etc all made into a machine that shudders, rumbles, whirs and clicks. Sorry it just went over my head....

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Reviewed January 29, 2014

Boy, did this museum have strange pieces of art. Not many of these odd constructions, but the ones there are, are just strange strange strange. Even children might like this place, as the scultures are animatronic!

Thank gzumba
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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!

Thank Sally P
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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...More

Thank April B
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