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Carefully restored 19C house, as it was when it's original owner lived there

We hugely enjoyed the guided tour of this beautiful house stuffed full of interesting art... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017

This is a well put-together attraction in Moulins very well worth visiting. We arrived betrween... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
Rhys W
Pons, France
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Mr Mantin designed his house to fit his collections that were in the taste of the period. He then bequeathed it to the town to become a Museum. Recently the house was entirely restored. Guided visits only,no photos allowed. While well off Mr Mantin did...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We hugely enjoyed the guided tour of this beautiful house stuffed full of interesting art, furniture and curiosities. The guide was excellent - much better than the norm. We speak fluent French and I suspect that people who don't speak French would find the visit...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

This is a well put-together attraction in Moulins very well worth visiting. We arrived betrween tours and went into the adjacent museum while we waited for the next tour to start. A short introductory film set the scene and covered a lot of the basic...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Rhys W
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I speak fluent French, so the tour was no problem for me, as it was held in French. I believe other language guides are occasionally available, and there are audioguides too. but even if you do not have good French, there is a ton of...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

The house was owned by a rich Frenchman who bequeathed it to the town to serve as a museum, showing what life was like at the end of the nineteenth century. No photos, no bags, but lockers are provided. Our tour was in French, and...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank chatea
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

My husband and I visited this house with a French friend. While it was interesting, if you don't speak French, it's pointless. The guide, while passionate, went on and on... a one hour visit extended into two. Very boring for my husband who speaks no...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

Visiting this place was a last minute decision , we had read about it the day before and decided to visit as it was on the way to our final destination. We didn't book but did arrive 10 minutes after the afternoon opening and got...More

Date of experience: August 2014
4  Thank leapyear60
Reviewed 24 October 2013

If you are visiting Burgundy, try to make time to visit this amazing house. It is attached to the museum and you need to book beforehand as you are only permitted to visit the house in the company of a guide. As other reviewers have...More

Date of experience: October 2013
3  Thank cathymolly
Reviewed 1 July 2013

If you want to visit the house of a wheathy man who lived 100 years ago, Maison Mantin is the perfect place. You will discover the 1st light bulbs and a number of information relating to the 19th century style and objects. The tour lasts...More

Date of experience: June 2013
1  Thank ASetTom
Reviewed 24 May 2013

My husband and I contacted the staff at Maison Mantin to see how viable a day trip from Paris to Moulins would be, (when we were planning a stopover in Paris, from Melbourne). They could not have been more welcoming or helpful. We travelled from...More

Date of experience: June 2012
1  Thank Rodrelle
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