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Bourbaki Panorama

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Just do it

I personally enjoyed this the most of the three sites all bunched together. Free if you have the... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Canton, Texas
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Interesting experience to see

This is a single panoramic painting (supplemented by some artifacts and figures) depicting the... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Laura F
Chicago, Illinois
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This gigantic panoramic work by Edouard Castres from 1881 is 112 metres long and 10 metres high and is one of the most impressive spectacles in the history of the Panorama medium..It depicts the eastern French army under General Bourbaki during.its...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In a month’s holiday in Europe this is close to being one of this most stimulating sight I saw. How could you fail to wonder at the sight of this 110 metre long, 10 metre wide circular panorama that dramatically depicting a vast scene from...More

Thank peter m
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Really went because part of a pass from Glacier Park. Absolutely stunning art work and highly educational. Ended up spending an hour there. Do not miss this Exhibit.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 October 2018

My wife thought this was one of the two man-made wonders we have seen in our travels. We were totally engrossed in the experience. The exhibit is so well presented, with background sound effects for each area if the painting and a very good included...More

Thank Russ N
Reviewed 1 October 2018

although we live in world of 3D and augmented reality this painting is still beautiful and impressive . The museum is well kept and the audio guide was great it was more of an app . The price is expensive if you don't plan on...More

Thank Joefrenk
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

I personally enjoyed this the most of the three sites all bunched together. Free if you have the Swiss pass and it last maybe 30 minutes. Really like the second floor where the story is told and the visual affects. Worth a visit

Thank MichaelBanks
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This was included in our Swiss Travel Pass so we went in. It was worth it. The painting is very good and detailed but what brings it to life is the narration you hear (on the surround sound PA system). it was in English when...More

Thank parajsaxena
Reviewed 29 August 2018

I do not consider myself a fan of an artwork but this place blew my mind. I almost missed it as I had kept it at the end in my list of places to visit but I am so happy that I was able to...More

Thank Arvind_Kumar_Avinash
Reviewed 21 August 2018

I must admit that, had I to decide on one museum to skip, this would have been it. It just wasn't that interesting to me. It was a big circular painting of a wartime scene with no explanation. (The was supposed to be an English...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This is a single panoramic painting (supplemented by some artifacts and figures) depicting the Swiss people's aide of the French army escaping from the Prussian army and the beginning of the Red Cross. We learned a lot, and the painting is nicely done.

Thank Laura F
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Fabulous panoramic painting of a key historical event tying in the Red Cross beginnings with Switzerland's attitude to refugees.

Thank colonelharti
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