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Musee des Emaux et de la Mosaique

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Historic factory site

This factory that formerly was employing around 1000 people, no longer needs that level of manual... read more

Reviewed June 8, 2016
jillalm
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Norway
Pleasantly Surprised - Worth the Visit

It probably wouldn't have been my first choice of museums to visit but was encouraged to go by a... read more

Reviewed February 29, 2016
David R
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Neutral Bay, Australia
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Oct 29, 2016
“One of the MUST see places in the area”
Jul 19, 2016
“Very small museum”
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Discover our rich collection of mosaics created with Emaux de Briare (Briare enamels), the history of the manufacture illustrated by a collection of buttons and beads, and the old machines once used in the factory.
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4 rue des Vergers, 45250, Briare, France
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Reviewed October 29, 2016

This is one of those little treasures one finds when you travel to a not very touristy areas in France. This museum was absolutely fantastic, we spent a few hours walking around seeing all those magnificent music instruments form the past while the kids learned...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed July 19, 2016

This is a very small museum with a few small rooms of quality mosaics. I came to see the button and bead displays. The buttons were displayed in picture frames high on the walls and were difficult with the light reflecting on them to see...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank suzie1959
Musee_Emaux_Briare, Directeur général at Musee des Emaux et de la Mosaique, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2016

Dear Madam, It is a pleasure to know people from so far away come to visit our small ( still 500 sqm, which I personnally wouldn't call very small) museum. I am sorry to read that the lighting conditions weren't on par with your expectations,...More

Reviewed June 8, 2016

This factory that formerly was employing around 1000 people, no longer needs that level of manual labour, but production continues, albeit not under the family that owned and ran the factory for many decades. The museum shows the history of the factory and the site...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank jillalm
Musee_Emaux_Briare, Responsable réception at Musee des Emaux et de la Mosaique, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2016

Thank you very much for the description of your visit to the Enamels and Mosaic museum of Briare! Ladies and gentlemen- come and see!

Reviewed February 29, 2016

It probably wouldn't have been my first choice of museums to visit but was encouraged to go by a friend. Started back in the mid 19th century it's still operating today and exporting around 70% of its products. An interesting video explains the fascinating and...More

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank David R
Musee_Emaux_Briare, Directeur général at Musee des Emaux et de la Mosaique, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2016

Dear David, Thank you for your comment. We hope you could enjoy most of the features of our museum, although all aren't yet translated. Don't hesitate to ask our staff for more information when you visit!

Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

The mosaics were very impressive and it was an interesting story. I was however a little disappointed with the button displays, some were too high to see properly. But worth a visit if staying local.

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank Lisa M
Musee_Emaux_Briare, Directeur général at Musee des Emaux et de la Mosaique, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2016

Thank you for your comment. Since your visit last year, we have improved the presentation of the buttons section, and we hope you will notice the difference if you come back!

Reviewed August 12, 2015

Improving my education on the how and why of mosaics manufacture and art. It is an interesting subject and I have not visited such a specific exhibition before.

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank David R
Musee_Emaux_Briare, Directeur général at Musee des Emaux et de la Mosaique, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2016

Dear David, Thank you for your comment: we believe indeed that our museum exhibits are quite unique...

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