It was raining, it was cold, and my mum and I couldn’t wait to reach our destination, the Musée Magnin – a national museum located in Dijon in Burgundy, France, which gathers a collection of around 2,000 works of art collected by Maurice Magnin and his sister Jeanne.
My giant umbrella in one hand and my phone in the other showing me the way to a beautiful hôtel particulier gathering thousands of artworks – including many paintings – we wandered for a while and took many detours until we finally saw the carriage door on Rue des Bons Enfants and entered the museum.
Luxurious and baroque, the character of the hôtel Lantin, a 17th-century hôtel particulier situated in the old-town quarter of the French town, not only lay in the series of rooms loaded with portraits and wallpapered with heavy & eye-catching tapestries, but also in its impressive stoned staircase. For a good hour, we travelled through time, walking on the creaking parquet and smelling the old dusty wooden furniture fitting out the rooms of what now represents an amateur collector’s cabinet of curiosities and the Magnin family home.
MUSEE MAGNIN 4 rue des Bons Enfants 21000 Dijon FRANCE ☎︎ +33 3 80 67 11 10 Open from Tuesday to Sunday: 10am-12:30pm & 1:30pm-6pm Closed on Monday