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“Not easy to find but worth it”

Museum Alphonse Daudet
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Not easy to find but worth it - well it's worth it if you know anything of Alphonse Daudet and even if you don't I think there's enough there to see anyway.

It's a large country house that is partly given over to what is a museum of country life with some rooms dedicated to the writer Daudet.

Daudet's family were in the silk trade and one room has exhibits of articles related to silk production including trays of live silk worms. Fascinating!

Definitely worth a visit if you're at all interested in how folks used to live.

A word of warning though. I'm not sure it's the greatest place to take children. There were a couple of families there at the same time us and while the adults animatedly discussed the various bits of machinery and kitchen equipment the kids looked completely bored and kept trying to check their phones when the parents weren't looking.

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Reviewed 15 October 2015

This is a very nice museum, in a beautiful place! I really recommend you to visit it. Saint Alban Auriolles is also a very beautiful village.

Thank Anne T
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Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Very nice little museum, basically an old countryside farm. Very friendly staff. Silk farm section is awesome, for both parents and kids. Charming surroundings as well. Recommended.

Thank Diederik S
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Reviewed 16 September 2014

Having read Daudet's "Letters from my Windmill" (which he didn't write in a WINDMILL, nor even in Provence) I wanted to see where he spent his early years watching Provence change as Hardy recorded his Wessex/Dorset. It's a smart, airy house in its own grounds and you get a fair impression of nineteenth century life from the old photographs. This has been added to be a craft park, letting children sample some of the life of yesteryear, including silkworms! It is clearly more popular with the French than the English but well worth a visit.

Thank Alan S
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Very friendly guided tour explaining the life of French writer Alphonse Daudet, which included how in his time, people made bread, distilled lavender, shoe-ed horses, produced silk from silk worms, which children can touch and pick up the live worms if they want to. Well worth a visit

Thank terencek2
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