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“nice, but small, museum”

Espace Jean Tinguely - Niki de Saint Phalle
Ranked #7 of 37 things to do in Fribourg
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Oakland, California
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50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“nice, but small, museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

If you like the art of Jean Tinguely and/or Niki de Saint Phalle, you should visit this little museum. But make sure to see their works in the town, too!

Visited August 2013
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

An eccentric collection of wonderful machines. Our French was not up to translating all the labels, but we had great fun watching all the exhibits and working out which bits moved what! If you have mechanically minded youngsters, I cannot imagine what you would have to bribe them to leave!

Visited August 2013
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Staad, Switzerland
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116 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

Just awesome! So much imagination and great fun for all ages. Tinguelly's mechanican sculptures are fascinating and a delight to watch. Each one is individual and one can spent hours watching them move. Niki de Saint Phalle's work is also fascinating as well as thought-provoking. Highly recommended. We loved it!

Visited May 2013
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“great museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2013

what a surprise....!! it was wonderful and unique...definitively worth a visit to Fribourg. There is a drawing that Niki de Sain Phalle did in 2001 sondemning the use of guns in the USA and the dangers to young people..it should be sent as a gift to President Obama!

Visited February 2013
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Morges
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Small but interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2013

We visited with 2 young kids (7 and 9). Kids were impressed ! There are a lot of "machines" you can put on with a red button. The visit is done in less than 30 minutes. The museum is located in the center of Fribourg and near the old town and the "Cathedral". Price is ok.

Visited January 2013
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