Musée Alphonse-Georges Poulain

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Musée Alphonse-Georges Poulain

Musée Alphonse-Georges Poulain
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Ely, UK523 contributions
A matter of taste
Sep 2018 • Couples
We didn't particularly like the work of Lucie Cousturier. That is a matter of taste and others may totally disagree. The exhibition of pictures and artifacts of Vernon during WW2 is probably more interesting for those who live in Vernon than for us, foreigners. Some pictures were worth a closer look however. The animal exhibition is the best part as some items are beautiful. All in all, not worth a second visit for us.
Written September 13, 2018
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ADB0214
Bucharest, Romania99 contributions
A must for a visit to Vernon
Aug 2017 • Solo
The museum is hosted by an old French house, an attraction itself, with a small but nice courtyard in front of it (the statues are beautiful). They host an interesting impressionist exhibition (with attractive paintings by American painters settled in the area or staying for a longer time, apart from Monet's works). Now it is particularly indicated to visit the museum since they host a wonderful Blanche Hoschede exhibition, showing her very special ties with Monet.
Written August 23, 2017
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Mary P
Portland, OR39 contributions
A Gem! And kids will love it too!
Apr 2016 • Family
I will list this under attractions for Families with Young Children, because the whole top floor is devoted to art depicting animals, and it is as much fun as a trip to the zoo! (More fun, on a rainy day!) There are two Monet paintings, and works by the artist colony that grew up around Monet at Giverny. Excellent special exhibits -- 2015 was of Rosa Bonheur's paintings, and 2016 was of lovely paintings by women Impressionists.
Written March 26, 2017
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Geoff S
Le Mont Felard, UK96 contributions
A real gem
We went in here because it was raining! what a lovely little gem of a museum. A couple of very nice Monet paintings, but also some delightful works by other artists with whom I was previously unfamiliar. All laid out spaciously and without the number of people in the museums in nearby Giverny.
Written May 20, 2015
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albatrossmyrtle
Surrey, BC49 contributions
It ain't the Louvre...thankfully.
Nov 2012 • Family
This museum is a delightful gem in a village of wonderful medieval half-timbered houses and narrow alleys. Better known for its neighbour Giverny, made famous by Claude Monet's home and garden, Vernon is an active hub for several "communes" spread along the Seine River. The museum houses a small collection of paintings, but all the more interesting for its manageable size and devotion of its volunteer staff. We were welcomed warmly by two staff members, who followed us throughout--no doubt partly for security, considering the value of its collection of paintings, but also to give us interesting commentary on the art, the building, and the local history. What a great personal approach. Don't expect a vast collection, but enjoy sticking your nose up to the paintings without alarm bells and flashing lights going off.
Written November 15, 2012
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David R
Oegstgeest52 contributions
A day in Vernon
Sep 2012 • Couples
Whilst we were staying at La Pluie de Roses in Giverny we took a walk into nearby Vernon (4km) along a quiet path (also used by the occasional cyclist) at the edge of the hills, picking ripe blackberries as we strolled along. The first thing we came to was the old mill of Vernon - very photographic! Then there is the old castle - great to view. It was market day in the town square and we found a little cafe called Le Globe which offered great food at even better prices. On the way to the Museum of Vernon we passed through the medieval quarter - ancient half-timbered houses with shutters held back by tiny metal costumed figures. The museum itself is something not to be missed. In an old building with wooden floors and stone steps it concentrates on fine arts - the Giverny artists including their paintings and drawings; and animals and sculptures. In addition there was a great exhibition of photographs by Jean-Pierre Gilson focussing partly on the town of Vernon and surrounding countryside. Free earphones were provided so that you could learn more about the artists and their works at various points in the museum. Unlike in Monet's house, photographs were permitted provided you didn't use flash. We returned to Giverny by another peaceful path which meandered alongside the banks of the Seine. A great day out!
Written September 22, 2012
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