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Bastideum - Centre d'Interpretation de Monpazier

Open Now: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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Exhibition based on the history of the town was interesting in itself - but the medieval games kept... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2018
Organs A
Leicester, United Kingdom
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It is easy to overlook this small museum in the small village. Inside it is quite different. It is... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
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Monpazier, the perfect bastide town. The BASTIDEUM invites you to discover its history. Starts with an exhibition (films, booklet with games). Then discover the reality with your multi-media guide (3D reconstructions, quiz, interviews).
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8 rue Jean Galmot, 24540, Monpazier, France
+33 5 53 57 12 12
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

This museum is fairly small but has some very interesting display boards. Mainly in French but enough in English for us to understand and enjoy. The video was particularly well done with English sub titles and we all got a lot out of it. If...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Given how amazing the Bastide itself is, this centre was disappointing. The opportunity for children to dress up and play games would be great on a dreary day but relatively little for adults. Plenty of French information but the English translations were typically a simple...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Exhibition based on the history of the town was interesting in itself - but the medieval games kept all entertained - even a teenager who is more au fait with an iPhone (nice to see!). Younger kids can dress up too.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Organs A
Reviewed September 17, 2017

It is easy to overlook this small museum in the small village. Inside it is quite different. It is very well set up and incredibly informative. Information is also supplied in English which we found very helpful. This is one of those places where you...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Reynard1
Reviewed August 3, 2017

We were really suprised how well done the museums small exhibition was and even more suprised by the unusual add-on of heaps of interactive games. To claim that the games are medieval is perhaps a bit silly, but they're themed and enjoyable!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Fredrik H
Reviewed June 30, 2016

What an amazing, historical, interesting, beautiful, friendly place.....its a place not to be missed, and very interesting....the buildings are amazing and can take your breath away. If you are looking for interesting, calming, interesting and peaceful then you should not miss this opportunity of visiting.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank chrisvron
Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Just off The Place and well worth the visit. Interesting interpretations and a short film. Much is in English but not all. A recent inclusion are many ancient games in a downstairs room and outdoors as well to entertain both little kids and big kids...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank RichardandLaraine
Reviewed April 6, 2016

This is a useful 45 minutes or so to learn new things about bastides, French (and English) history, architecture and the maintenance of social cohesion over 700 years - all for 5 euros. Some of the information lacks a translation (for those of us with...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed February 9, 2016

Not really good for people without an interest in the town in general. Worth a visit just to see the building it occupies. !

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Nick S
Reviewed July 15, 2015

Beautiful small bastide village. Lovely shops, restaurants beautiful stone archways, lovely to see village when the roses are iln bloom, they adorn all the buildings and are truely magnificent. If you like history and peace and quiet, don,t miss this lovely village.

Date of experience: June 2015
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