I discovered a brochure for this museum by chance in the tourist office in Strasbourg. As I had seen pictures of the beautiful jewellery by Lalique before, I immediately decided to go.
What to expect from this museum:
René Lalique designed beautiful jewellery, perfume bottles and glass ware in art nouveau and art déco style. The museum gives an overview about his work and techniques for working with glass.
The main focus is on his work with glass/crystal. If you are mainly interested in his jewellery, be aware that this is only covered by a small part of the museum.
The entrance fee was 6€ for adults. The ticket offers the possiblity to visit other museums in the region for reduced entrance fees. These vouchers are unlimited, so you are not in a rush to use them.
The museum was built in 2011. It is very nicely integrated in the landscape and state of art.
They offer a visio-guide for 2€ which is basically an iPod with a lot of information which is very well explained. I recommend investing these 2€ - I am not sure if you will get so much out of it without the guide. They have a lot of extra material which is not available in the exhibition. You can choose between different languages too - I don't remember which ones other than French (obviously), English and German. If you take the guide and listen to everything and look closely at the exhibits, it will take you definitely more than 1 hr.
When should you visit this museum?
If you are interested in art nouveau/art deco
If you are interested in crystal ware
I personally really liked the museum. I didn't know that Lalique made so many other things than jewellery. Even if I generally don't have such a big interest in crystal ware or art déco, I found this museum really interesting.
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