Musée De La Bande dessinée, Angouleme
(3/5 based on 140 reviews on the web)
For comic book and graphic novel enthusiasts, the Musée De La Bande dessinée is a must-see attraction when visiting Belgium. The museum is housed in an impressive Art Nouveau centre designed and built by Victor Horta in 1906. It was opened in October 1989 and features temporary as well as permanent art as well as exhibitions that feature comic books which are related to science fiction, mythology, crime, politics, Wild West, and many other genres. The museum also houses life-size models of comic book characters and scenes. Work out when and for how long to visit Musée De La Bande dessinée and other Angouleme attractions using our handy Angouleme itinerary planner.
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  • The site is interesting: access, esplanade... But inside gives a feeling of emptiness, chilly, the light at the top of chairs is often insufficient. No suggested path and it's very sad... we clue, it being a bee without necessarily going into the subject. Comments place the works in their historical and political, although context for one sophisticated but probably arid public for others. A very simple and just technical introduction (using the classification of one of the rooms of the background from the different types of drawings for example: "big nose", "clear line") comics, in a room at temperature > 19 degrees would make the rest of the show more accessible. Propose thematic courses would leave a part of the public less disoriented.
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  • I had discovered the former Museum a few years ago, I kept an excellent memory. The magic of the boards made by the authors. A side intimist since the building was not very large. There is one magic, one side craft suits in the manufacture of the drawing. This side has disappeared. Opening to the dematrialisation, on a screen Hugo Rlap speak two minutes, on another a writer paints her BD. I was easily three hours in the old Museum, here I skipped from one workstation to another and I came out with a huge frustration, I was expecting something else, the place is cold soulless. I much more enjoyed the political posters with explanations. Finally I think I would have much more appreciated a few boards, with explanations of the authors on what pushed them to address any subject, for example Spiegelman or Tardi. In short I won't advertise. You took me off the magic of drawing.
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  • A visit if one is interested in the subject. Shame that the Museum was closed on Sunday morning. We have been hampered by the lack of light and cold, although we understand that it is necessary for the preservation of documents.
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  • A wonderful museum of the "bandes dessinées", the comic books born in Belgium and France. If you love comics, this is a must-to-go place in Brussels, where temporary exhibitions are hosted along with a permanent collection, like in the museums of traditional art.
  • Interesting but limited displays. Need to be able to read French to get full value.
  • Very good quiet place, can we stay hours and chairs are available to stay :)
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  • Very nice premises, the paradise of the comic book fan. 7 euros per entry, a bit expensive for this visit
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  • Interest of the works, the frame is nice. Attention include sweaters, cool aircon.
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