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“A Hidden Gem”
Review of Musee Lambinet

Musee Lambinet
Ranked #35 of 89 things to do in Versailles
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Owner description: Museum which displays 18th century furnishings and other items related to the history of Versailles.
Reviewed 10 March 2012

Everyone rightly makes a fuss about Versailles. It is epic, magnificent, breathtaking. It is also, if you don't know when to time your visit, crowded, noisy, cramped, and so overrun with people and tour buses you can hardly get a sense of the place. When that happens, take a deep breath and walk to the Neptune Basin in the gardens. Turn right and walk down Blvd de la Reine to Musee Lambinet. Originally a private town home built by a merchant, it now has an extensive private collection of 18th c. artifacts ranging from apothecary jars and other medical items from the Royal Hospital to a room on Charlotte Corday and the revolution. I got the most from the floors that were on exhibit depicting what a real 18th c. home would look like. It's not often that you get to see something that's found the balance between objective information and thoughtful presentation. On the day I went there were more staff than visitors so I was able to take plenty of time to see everything. Well worth the 4€ admission They also have a tea room and a lovely service.
One tip: Make sure you can navigate some basics in French. Even though it's a tourist location, don't ever take for granted everyone speaks your language.

6  Thank Maria R
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Reviewed 16 September 2011

Since I had two night in Versailles, I walked to this museum and am so glad that I did. It is an eclectic collection of decorated rooms, art, collectibles and history. Reasonably priced and worth the effort in finding it!

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