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Latifa A wrote a review Feb 2017
Bahrain39 contributions8 helpful votes
Cozy simple and beautiful, from there you can tell how Bahrainis used to live on this island. Its has an amazing energy.
Date of experience: March 2016
Pierre C wrote a review Feb 2017
Manama, Bahrain553 contributions147 helpful votes
An oasis of calm in the middle of Muharraq where the French community hosts cultural events. Well preserved by the renovation Worth a visit
Date of experience: February 2017
ShJ wrote a review Dec 2016
Manama, Bahrain105 contributions12 helpful votes
Maison Jamsheer, a cosy and down-to-earth dwelling made of local materials, located in the many bye-lanes of Muharraq, is sure worth a visit. Renovation has preserved its past charm. The entrance from the street leads to a centre courtyard with small trees and greenery. Mature Yasmeen climbers hug the corner of the open space and reach the terrace, a storey up. The architecture is far from perfect with the door frames slanting to the left and the stairs skewed which is what gives the place and earthy touch. Simplicity is seen all over the place with the right quantity of showpieces scattered over the place with a few paintings. Visited the house mid-December evening hoping to see the candles lit but they come alive only during events which are occasionally staged. The hostess was courteous and the caretaker treated us with freshly brewed coffee while we watched a documentary on a heritage confluence of gold and silk threads from India and France and the poetry woven in the hands of Bahrain women with the making of exquisite traditional embroidered dresses. After a walk among the many lanes of Muharraq, Maison Jamsheer was a nice break.…
Date of experience: December 2016
Jcd58in2016 wrote a review Aug 2016
Manama, Bahrain11 contributions3 helpful votes
A well preserved traditional house in a very nice neighbourhood . It has kept its character in a fast developing city .
Date of experience: July 2016
AmoonKhayer wrote a review Mar 2016
Manama, Bahrain16 contributions6 helpful votes
I've personally attended few events at Maison Jamsheer and I have to admit by stating that the french embassy has been doing a great job with it. They have brought the life back to this place. Highly recommended.
Date of experience: May 2015