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Very good and worth a visit

Small museum based on a family that owned the house. Extremely good English audio guide for 3... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Melbourne, Australia
Unique Collection

The displays of salons for miniature figurines and the ‘window’ scenes with dolls (crèches) were... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Toronto, Canada
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Hotel d'Estienne-de-St-Jean | 17, rue Gaston-de-Saporta, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
+33 4 42 21 43 55
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Small museum based on a family that owned the house. Extremely good English audio guide for 3 euros. Worth getting. The foyer and staircase was of special interest. The screens were remarkable. Staff very pleasant and helpful. They were keen to speak English and help.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

The displays of salons for miniature figurines and the ‘window’ scenes with dolls (crèches) were superb. It’s an eclectic grouping of treasures but interesting. We were fortunate to visit on a day of free admission.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Not much here but it is located in a pleasant building. Alert: no public restrooms. The collection of little figure and marionette dolls was more interesting to my wife than to me.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

The gentleman who greeted us was extremely helpful. He sought us out in one of the exhibit rooms to tell us a movie with English subtitles was about to begin. We found their eclectic collection interesting. There is short English overview guide for all of...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Diane K
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

It's a little museum but worth the visit when walking from Cours Mirabeau to the cathedral. Very friendly staff. The model of the old palace of the Comptes de Provence shows what has been lost.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

It was a nice surprise to find out upon entering the museum that it was free. I think it would be worth it to go even if they charged a small fee. The rooms themselves are nice and there is a small collection of ceramics,...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

They have a smallish collection of some interesting things, the creche that talks, a little of this, a room with a painted ceiling, some masks that Roi Rene commissioned. It's very nice. The Fetes Dieu room was interesting.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Interesting & deserted ,, my kind of museum. The title says it all ,, now I have to type another 31 characters. Done it, that's good. But I've just remembered that I should mention the ceiling. So consider it mentioned & enjoy a pleasant 20...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the museum to enjoy the architecture of a hotel particulier and were delighted by the stairs, the ceilings (wow) and the doors. What we did not expect was the freaking amazing art the museum houses. We especially loved seeing the "Annunciation", which is...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Mielmonster
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The museum is so small that one might complain if there were a fee, but there isn't. The house itself is worth seeing, as are the exhibits -- particularly (at least as of this writing) a justly famous Van Eyk Annunciation that is normally in...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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