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“Interesting but other places more so”

Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne
Ranked #7 of 70 things to do in Dijon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Stopped to have a look on our owl trail walk. Free entry, but if time is a constraint, I feel there are other more interesting places to see.

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Housed in a former convent, and with a Museum of sacred Art next door, this museum is a treasure trove of folkways and the history of ordinary people of Burgundy. Displays with mannequins depict marriage, childhood, trades and customs. There are furnished rooms, vitrines of tools, cooking implements, toys, mock-ups of traditional shops. Full of information without being cluttered. I would give it 5 stars except that while you can get a booklet in English, the descriptions on the displays are in French only. Still, a good way to learn that un trébuchet was the device used by pharmacists to weigh out compounding ingredients, and un martinet was used to strike naughty children (enfants pas sages)....

3  Thank mermaid27
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

We really liked this museum and its free. Definitely worth a visit and persist to find it - the downside is that the entrance door is not that easy to find. A little plaque directs you to a plain pale blue door and you open it, and you are there. But it's not obvious. However the museum is good, particularly level 1. We would prefer more in English and found the English guide we were given a little hard to read in the gloomy light downstairs. Still recommended for an hour or so.

3  Thank Dianna C
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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.

1  Thank 30183Kay
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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.

Thank samanic
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