CNCS - Centre National du Costume de Scene, Moulins

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CNCS - Centre National du Costume de Scene has a mission to preserve the heritage of over 9,000 costumes from the drama, opera, and ballet theaters. It is the first conservation initiative that is entirely devoted to costumes and stage sets. You can view costume collections, join a guided tour, and enjoy the historical cavalry barracks dating back to the late 18th century in the Quartier Villars building that houses the museum. Before you head to Moulins, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Moulins trip planner, to make sure you see all that Moulins has to offer, including CNCS - Centre National du Costume de Scene.
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  • What is exciting about this museum is that it is constantly renewed out of necessity since the costumes have to be filmed for conservation reasons For our third visit, there was a temporary exhibition on the costumes of the Paris Opera. It is worth AUSSI by the erudite commentary during the guided tour (which must be taken)!
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  • The building and its location are already an asset, a VAUBAN type building on the banks of the ALLIER? but what about the collections? Do you like fashion, art and creativity, and of course dance? You'll be delighted! It's been 3 times that I come and it's always an enchantment ... In addition, the staff of the Museum is very nice, the restaurant on site, decorated by LACROIX is delicious and not excessive... As for the shop, there are beautiful things at all prices :) I LOVE IT!
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  • We have been to the CNCS several times and are as satisfied with the exhibitions on display. The setting in which the CNCS (Villars district) is installed is magnificent, the costumes presented particularly well highlighted, the museography excellent. It's a treat. Note to avoid disappointment: as Tripadvisor contributors have repeatedly pointed out, and as stated on the CNCS website, most of the visit is devoted to temporary exhibitions. During the dismantling/editing period of the exhibitions, only the exhibition (permanent, this one) devoted to Nureyev is visible. We will therefore avoid coming too far during periods of "inter-exhibitions" and we will learn about the theme of temporary exhibitions, in order to choose them according to his preferences. Also, if you want to have lunch at the CNCS restaurant, it is best to book, even on weekdays.
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  • Interesting museum, I can imagine especially if you are in to stage performances. Information available in English. Student discount aswell
  • Brilliant museum. Well worth the journey. Temporary exhibitions are always meticulously curated and designed.
  • Beautiful as I expected. It's very cheap compared to the amazing costumes on display.
  • Wonderful displays, a real treat! Excellent restauraunt here too
  • Suberbe musee
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