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Le Mayeur Museum

Jalan Pantai Sanur, Sanur, Denpasar, Indonesia
+62 361 286201
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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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  • Very good38%
  • Average31%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“belgian artist” (14 reviews)
“ni pollok” (13 reviews)
“worth a visit” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Jalan Pantai Sanur, Sanur, Denpasar, Indonesia
+62 361 286201

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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...More

Thank Yolanthe S
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...More

Thank MiamiTravelBug
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...More

Thank Zuzka
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...More

Thank Fiona B
Reviewed 23 December 2016

There are the wonderful paints and drawings of Le Mayeur in such the bueatiful Balinese House. But the condition of Museum is so poor. The protection glasses are reflect a lot of light, so I can't see the picture clearly. There is NO humidity control...More

Thank Worawut S
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Priceless collections of painter Le Mayuer but unfortunately they are displayed in a deterioting building with inappropriate way of display. The museum needs a serious upgrade.

Thank esubijono
Reviewed 18 December 2016

A great French artist ‘s former house converted to his memorial gallery- the artist who lived, painted, loved and died in Bali.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I would be ashamed to present a collection like this in a museum... It is such a nice house/garden and beautiful paintings , but the state of things is really terrible. Very disappointing.

Thank annickvermoere
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This is a funny little place just off the beach. The building is beautiful and the gardens too. I enjoyed looking at the paintings, although the presentation is not great and the lighting doesn't help with looking at the art. But it's a fun detour...More

Thank HoratiosGirl
Reviewed 17 November 2016

I found this place to be very well worth the tiny entry fee. The museum is the home of the artist and his Balinese muse. Their presence was so strong, it felt like I was invading their privacy, bit of a spiritual experience. The art...More

Thank Gregor B
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1 September 2017|
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Response from 36mim85 | Reviewed this property |
In July 2017 we paid AUD10 per adult, 5 per child, [locals pay half this price] no guided tour but a brochure included.
Kwonnie Y
26 December 2016|
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Response from Sing8186 | Reviewed this property |
1. Evening. They are accommodative and events held after closing hours. Do discuss a donation. Our discussion on many matters were probably 6 to 9 months ago. Please check for current status. Phone is as listed above. Cheers
Elsa P
17 February 2015|
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Response from PEPPERMINT35 | Reviewed this property |
at the north end of Sanur just past the Bali Beach Hotel it is a lovely walk as the avenue is wide and tree shaded or you can ride a bike - my husband usually hires one for the month so rides everywhere but I like to walk