Musée Bernadotte, Pau

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  • Located in the historic heart of Pau, this museum worth a visit for 2 things. The lovely home that houses the Museum is typical of the era. Then the story of Bernadotte is also exciting. After the visit is fast enough and it is sure that you will be quiet. But if we get a tour of the old Pau I think to integrate it into the circuit.
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  • I didn't enter, but in addition it was closed for renovation. Museum to remember the General of Napoleon born in Pau that ended as King of Sweden and Norway, documents, objects and furniture of epoch of the founder of the current Swedish dynasty. Hall to the Museum there is a large parking of payment, economic, to be used to visit the city since eesta does not provide parking and circulation of vehicles through the old town. Closes on Mondays.
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  • This small museum was not very crowded the day of our visit, it is true that it is not easy to find, we almost passed without seeing him. It is too bad it is not be highlighted more because it is very interesting and allows you to know more about the unusual fate of Bernadotte.
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  • I went to this unique museum on a Saturday morning and had the entire place to myself. Yes, the displays are old-fashioned and dusty, but this adds to the quirky charm, and the museum deserves to have a lot more visitors, not least because of the extremely enthusiastic curator who is more than happy to share his encyclopedic knowledge of Swedish royalty and Napoleonic battles with you (if you speak French). It is testament to the story of one extraordinary man, Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, who came from fairly humble origins in Pau and went on to be one of Napoleon's most successful generals and was invited to become King of Sweden - and also of his descendants, the House of Bernadotte - artists, poets, musicians, reformers, some of whom went on to become crowned heads of various European courts in their own right. The top floor is pretty much laid out like a typical home of the period, with lovely examples of furniture from the Béarn. On the ground floor there is a collection of Swedish art from the early 20th century, including by two women artists who were pupils of Matisse. The museum closes over lunch from 12 - 2pm, and is incredibly good value - just 3 Euro admission.
  • A visit interesting history
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  • The Museum edt interesting but too little pedagogical and very few highlighted
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