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Review of Musee Lalique

Musee Lalique
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Owner description: A jeweller of exceptional gifts and an immense master glassmaker, René Lalique is one of the great artists of Art Nouveau and Art Deco. For90 years, Lalique creations have been produced at Wingen-sur-Moder inAlsace. It is in this region, with its great glassmaking tradition, that the Musée Lalique has opened, a place to celebrate the memory of the artist and his heirs, worthy of their genius and influence.Unique in Europe and deeply rooted in its history.
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We took a two hour drive into the country to visit this Musee…and we were beyond thrilled that we arrived to visit this magnificent creation displaying Rene Lalique and his family's creations. Absolutely adventure to here to enjoy not only the beauty of the grounds and the building itself but Mr. Lalique's beautiful artistic creations.

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Reviewed 1 June 2014

My favorite part was the movie showing how some of their pieces are manufactured. I was amazed !!!! There is a garden, but I expected more of this attraction. Anyway, for the Lalique lover´s, it is a great chance to more of his work.

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

I included this museum in a tour to Strasbourg which I organised for 23 members of our local U3A group. It is a delightful museum set in a garden with a very pleasant cafe/restaurant attached. It is very well laid out with helpful staff. I was surprised that all of our group enjoyed the visit - it seems to have something for everyone!
A bonus is that it is set in a small village within a regional park so it is a very enjoyable drive also.
The jewellery exhibits are quite beautiful and there are some, of course, some superb pieces of glass on display as well as a good overview of the life and work of Lalique.
The items on sale are expensive but the postcards are a delight and very reasonable.

Thank longtimetraveller13
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

The museum has an adequate parking place and is accessible for the handicapped. Tickets are on the cheap side, especially for the quality offered, but we found most items in the museum shop way beyond budget - maximum observed was €1200, median around €100. Moreover, the items are reproducible. Real antiques may at times be cheaper.

The collection is of very high quality and a supreme treat for Lalique and art nouveau lovers. It is well laid out, following Lalique's career from jeweller to manufacturer of tasteful mass-produced goods by concentrating on character and techniques. This makes the museum of interest to broader groups, e.g. those interested in glass manufacturing, marketing of luxury products and industrial design. The lighting of the items is superb, yet simple. Some big items, like door panels, are represented with good fun lighted photos. The items should be observed from close by. The detail is fantastic and that includes sides not meant to be seen, like the back of clothes jewellery. The story is told in French, German and English.

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

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.

Thank Elskada
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MuseeLalique, Responsable relations publiques at Musee Lalique, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2014

Dear Bear 2857,
Many thanks for your nice comment about your visit at the Lalique museum!
Just to be more precise for those who will read your comment, our visioguide is 2.50€ and s available in French, English, German, Alsatian and French sign language.
Best regards,
Anne-Céline Desaleux
PR for the Lalique Museum

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