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“Much more than expected”

Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne
Ranked #7 of 66 things to do in Dijon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Arlington, Texas
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Much more than expected”
Reviewed 7 December 2013

This was an extremely interesting museum of various implements and inventions. I never expected it to be so large and interesting. The museum gave a great glimpse of life in Burgundy. There were also displays of many coifffes and bonnets, as well as an old pharmacy and a mustard shop.

Visited November 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Maidenhead, England
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Museum of Burgundian Life”
Reviewed 2 October 2013

This was for me the most interesting museum of all, covering all aspects of everyday life, beautifully displayed in an old convent. It is also right next door to the Museum of Sacred Art.

Take the city bus to St. Anne and it drops you off just a few steps away. Make sure you visit.

Visited September 2013
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best museum in Dijon”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Really interesting and the volunteers are knowledgeable and eager to share details on the exhibits. A passing knowledge of French helps as the younger staff, like most of France, tend to know some English but the older docents are, quite reasonably, French through and through. My personal fave was old baby buggy and the packaging and marketing from decades past.

Visited August 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“A free insight into the history of Burgundy”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

The museum is a little tucked away but well worth the detour. The receptionist handed us a guide in English and off we went, the layout on then upper floors is a little confusing at times, but guide book explains it well. This isn't an interactive museum you do have to look at the exhibits and interpret them yourself.

Visited August 2013
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Tenby, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Not child friendly”
Reviewed 13 August 2013

We specifically went into Dijon to visit this museum. It was interesting but not stimulating, we had three of our children with us (7 - 11), who are used to visiting places. There wasn't anything for them to touch or play with (in fact, at one point my 9 year old, who is very well behaved, was told off for beginning to colour in a picture on a sheet of paper in a designated children's area - she was very upset to be to chastised). The shop facades were interesting although i would suggest people go to St Fagan's near Cardiff for a great trip to the past for a better experience.

Visited August 2013
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