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Dijon, Musée de la Vie Bourguignonne Perrin de Puycousin

The Perrin de Puycousin Museum of Burgundy Life, located in the cloister of the Bernadine Monastery, provides a collection of rural ethnography (costumes, moveable possessions etc) and urban ethnography (daily life in Dijon from the 18th to the beginning of the 20th centuries).

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Main collections

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  Ethnology History

The museum was inaugurated in 1982 in the Cloister of the Bernadine Monastery, and offers a visit spread over three levels:
- On the ground floor is the rural and Burgundy ethnology collection from the end of the 19th century.
- On the 1st floor, daily life in Dijon from the end of the 18th century until World War II (reconstruction of ten businesses)
- On the 2nd floor a gallery about features of Burgundy is rounded off with a reading room and an audiovisual room.

Further information
Knowledge base
To discover the national collections, you can access the databases of the Ministry of Culture :

Joconde database
Practical information
Musée de la Vie Bourguignonne Perrin de Puycousin
Monastère des Bernardines
17 rue Sainte-Anne
21000 DIJON

tel. : 03 80 48 80 90
fax : 03 80 48 80 99

e-mail :

Children's workshop - Library and documentation centre - shop - photo library - screening and lecture hall - toilets (access for the handicapped on the 2nd floor) - lift - nearby underground parking
• From 1st May to 30 September: from 9am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 6pm
• from 1st October to 30 April: from 9am to 12 noon and from 2pm to 6pm

Closed every Tuesday, as well as:
1st January, 1st and 8 May, 14 July, 1st and 11 November and 25 December.

Entrance fees
• Free access to the permanent collections and to certain special exhibitions.

Display special rates
Also at the museum

Library and Documentation Centre

Open to anyone with a specific enquiry about the topics of our collections (rural Burgundy in the 19th century, the businesses and industry of Dijon and the Côte d'Or, trades of yesteryear etc). The documentary collection (works, periodicals, files, photographs etc) may only be looked up on site and is shared by the Museum of Religious Art and the Perrin de Puycousin Museum of Burgundy Life.
Since 2003 the library's catalogue has been computerised, and can be searched on the website of the Dijon Municipal Library, under "Cultural institutions" (

  Readership Department

It offers guided tours of the workshops and makes use of many educational tools: documents (play booklets, tour information sheets etc) and learning kits distributed by the regional Centre for educational documentation (on the topics of bread, childhood, stone cutting, food and others). A traveling exhibition, "Brown bread, white bread" can also be borrowed free of charge.

Museum shop

Bookshop (children's books, exhibition catalogues etc), cards (posters, post cards, maps), varnished clay items, and new editions of old toys are also available.
To obtain a book or catalogue from the shop, all you have to do is send to the Museum's address a a cheque for the value of your order, made out to the municipal finance department.