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“Perfect jewel box”

Pavillon de Vendome
Colchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Perfect jewel box”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

We loved the garden of this beautiful house. It was thoughtfully laid out with areas for children and for dogs. Such a contrast to the crowded streets of the old town.
However, the interior was totally spoiled by an exhibition of some of the ugliest modern art you are ever likely to see. The juxtaposing of exquisite interiors and antique furniture with hideous installations resembling a slaughter-house was probably as disturbing as the young woman responsible meant it to be. In one room the room steward had to tell everyone not to walk on the carpet as it wasn't actually a carpet but part of the exhibit. That was what it was like.

Visited September 2013
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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741 reviews
206 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
“Beautiful Garden”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

Lovely House but not that much to see inside.
Have a picnic in the garden; lovely.
Short walk from the centre

Visited August 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“a love nest for garden lovers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

I loved the gardens and the typical architecture of this simple pavilion. A low-key place to stop for a break in the sun.

Visited October 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Pavillion de Vendome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

Very beautiful spot to just sit and absorb the atmosphere of the building and gardens. Close to the Adagio Apartments.

Visited June 2013
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Cheltenham
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“snooty gardien”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

the man on the door knew enough English to demand we give him 7 euros in change instead of 10 euro note, but then demanded we speak French. The roms were completely obscured by an exhibition of modern works. The Pavillon is worth seeing from the outside, but don't pay to go in

Visited May 2013
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