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Address: Jalan Pantai Sanur, Sanur, Denpasar, Indonesia
Phone Number:
+62 361 286201
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

This small museum at the north end of Sanur Beach evokes a time of...

This small museum at the north end of Sanur Beach evokes a time of innocence and beauty before the introduction of relatively recent laws banning "immodest dress." Even more impressive than the paintings by the Belgian artist of the young Balinese dancer he married and her friends is the small mansion in which the art and artifacts are housed: a lovely example of Balinese architecture decorated with finely carved and gilded wooden shutters.

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This was the studio house of Belgian painter Le Mayeur and the famous dancer Ni Polok from Kelandis Denpasar. The enamored couple had no children so upon their death, the house... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2017
Denpasar, Indonesia

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Le Mayeur was a belgian artist who came saw and stayed on Bali. He did not only fall in Love with Bali but also a Balinese maiden called Ni Pollock, who later became his favourite model and later agai he made her his wife. The Museum has be located in thier orginal house and mutch remains as orginal. It houses... More 

Thank Tony V
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The poorly maintained buildings house a small collection of Le Mayeur's work which has been ill cared for. It can be difficult to view the work properly due to the reflection from the glass frames which in most cases would seem to be unnecessary as many of the pictures are reproductions anyway. If you're not likely to get beyond Sanur... More 

Thank Michael R
Denpasar, Indonesia
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364 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This was the studio house of Belgian painter Le Mayeur and the famous dancer Ni Polok from Kelandis Denpasar. The enamored couple had no children so upon their death, the house was given to the Indonesian government. The museum is a bit neglected, the humid atmosphere is very bad for the paintings.

Thank Andresguia
Knutsford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

cheap but rightly so as it is a ramshackle house, allowed to become dilapidated, despite its location and history. What a shame.

Thank Jennie W
Shanghai, China
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

It was interesting learning more about Le Mayeur and visiting the house he lived in, but there was almost nothing to see in terms of paintings since they were mostly lousy reproductions kept behind dirty glass/plastic.

Thank Petales88
Sanur, Indonesia
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Situated on the beach, this museum is the real house of M. Le Mayeur that finished his life in Sanur. As a painter, he give us a nice idea of how was the life in Bali 40 years ago.

Thank jackymorel
Karrinyup West Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Sadly, Le Mayeur's works are mostly faded with the efffects of humidity and I imagine lack of funds to care for the works. The property is not well maintained either....but worth going to see, and imagining this place in 1933 when Le Mayeur was one of the first ex-patriot artists in Bali - it would have been a little paradise... More 

Thank Yolanthe S
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

So Mr Mayeur, a Belgian artist came to Bali. He hooked up with a 15 year old dancer, Ni Polok, and 2 of her girl friends. For 3 years they lived with him and "modeled" for him and his art. After 3 years he married Ni and she continued to model for him and inspire his work. After moving to... More 

Thank MiamiTravelBug
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Just before leaving Sanur we checked the things we might have forgotten. It's a nice walk to the museum right above the seaside. The touching love story of Mr. Mayeur and the young native woman, who became his wife and muse is worthwhile to see in his art. Not very well visible in the dark rooms, but nice. And the... More 

Thank Zuzka
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

This place was interesting but I would call it a Museum. It is the home of a french artist and his obsession with his much younger wife. Lots of paintings of her and of seascapes in their traditional home setting. Only took us twenty minutes to see it all.

Thank Fiona B

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