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Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne

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Address: 17 Rue Sainte Anne | Monastère des Bernardines, 21000, Dijon, France
Phone Number:
+33 3 80 48 80 90
09:30 - 00:30
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Wed - Mon 09:30 - 00:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Great collection of artifacts and household arts from the region

We really enjoyed our visit. Great collection of items on 2 floors. Takes a little peek at life in Dijon and Bourgogne through the ages. Some of the displays on the 2nd floor are... read more

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Spokane, Washington
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Spokane, Washington
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our visit. Great collection of items on 2 floors. Takes a little peek at life in Dijon and Bourgogne through the ages. Some of the displays on the 2nd floor are set up like local shops... well thought out.

Thank dlteagan
Lyon, France
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

A very big museum about the life in Burgundy in old times... I can't say I liked it because there are too many things to see and it's sometimes hard to match the text to the exhibits. The wax characters are well-done but their faces are quite scary. The second floor is more interesting because the old shops are really... More 

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Cleveland, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

This is very good if you have any interest whatsoever in how people lived in the area. Lots of artifacts. Interesting displays. In the era of people walking with their screens to their eyes, it was refreshing to see how people lived not so long ago.

Thank Grahamarb
Ile-de-France, France
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36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This museum has FREE entry for all public and presents the life (people and commerce) of the past epoch in Dijon. A surprising visit.

1 Thank AnamariaLupu
Southampton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Worth popping in if you are passing and if it is raining or too hot. There is an English brochure to read but it is very heavy going and hard to match the text to the exhibits

Thank KP5859
Sacramento, California
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156 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

It sits next door to the Musee Arts Sacre which is what i really wanted to see - but it was closed because of lack of personnel. So this museum has a nice courtyard and shows the daily life of the locals. Mannequins dressed up, furniture, etc. It's free as are most things in Dijon.

Thank Marcie M
Park City, Utah
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117 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Plan accordingly. This museum is closed from 12-2PM. This museum houses a charming array of objects from the Dijon town history. In my opinion, some trip-advisor reviews are a little too complimentary of this museum - but we did enjoy it. There aren't that many museums in Dijon so if you have the time - see this museum. Is this... More 

Thank MiepGies
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Stumbled on this treasure trove. Free entry. Well worth a visit spent around 1hr looking at ecclesiastical treasures and antiquities of Burgundians. Chalices, silverware, embroideries. Fascinating.

Thank Julie M
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

This free to enter museum is worth an hour or two of your time as it charts Burgundy life over time with many exhibits of the life and times of Burgundy as through the years with many examples of the clothes, skills and premises through time.

2 Thank Martin T
Bensheim, Germany
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

By accident we hit this museum and had a visit there. it was a nice and interesting museum to visit to see the life of the people of Burgundy! Go in, walk in, take a look and enjoy and well it is FREE which is wonderful and gives also people with limited budgets the chance to visit!

2 Thank Daniela R

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