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Familistere de Guise

262 Cite Familistere Droite, 02120 Guise, France
+33 3 23 61 35 36
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Very interesting

We visited this site based on previous reviews & weren't disappointed. We ended up staying for over... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Luton, United Kingdom
via mobile
One of the strangest places l've visited

Stopped at Guise on our way back to the coast. Although there is an interesting story to be told... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Norwich, United Kingdom
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262 Cite Familistere Droite, 02120 Guise, France
+33 3 23 61 35 36
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this site based on previous reviews & weren't disappointed. We ended up staying for over four hours - it would have been longer if the weather had been favourable & we'd wandered through the gardens. It is extremely interesting (see previous reviews), staff...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Stopped at Guise on our way back to the coast. Although there is an interesting story to be told, the place seems devoid of any human element or story of the people who lived here, the emphasis is on the social experiment. I wanted to...More

Thank PilatesLady58
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This place had been recommended to us by French friends who live in a nearby town. In the UK, we are lucky enough to be familiar with two sites where wealthy industrialists took the decision to look after their workers well - George Cadbury in...More

1  Thank stevo750
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We had a day with no plans and came here thanks to comments on Trip Advisor. It was certainly unexpected and very interesting. We were quite impressed with the history and the excellent way this was presented. We would certainly recommend this site.

1  Thank mdfw2gc
FamilisteredeGuise, Public Relations Manager at Familistere de Guise, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2016

Thank you for your review! We are pleased to read that you have enjoyed your "Journey in utopia".

Reviewed 3 August 2016

We spent hours here and really didn't expect to. Very modern exhibits and interesting story. We did not do a guided tour as they are only in French but all the exhibits are labelled and explained in French and English so did not feel we...More

2  Thank Rarfarr
Reviewed 5 May 2016

It's the Wandering Yank here. Mrs. Yank and I are visiting relatives in the area, and they recommended we visit this, something I had never heard of. It's essentially the remnants of a Utopian social-industrial experiment that lasted about 100 years, which is pretty amazing...More

3  Thank Mark M
Reviewed 16 November 2015

We discovered this site by chance because of a television program and what a find. A fascinating project that continued to live for decades after Jean-Baptiste André Godin, the founder, died. The whole "city" is fascinating especially the central pavilion explaining the communal way of...More

1  Thank JPGG
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

Hang around or pay 9euros for a guided cost or visit by yourself this utopia city in the heart of Guise. Have a look a the history of la familistere on Wikipedia and enjoy yourself.

1  Thank Pete B
Reviewed 8 July 2014

This is quite amazing - a 19th century industrialist of modest origins who in his youth toured France and was horrified at the living and working conditions of the average factory worker. Accordingly, he vowed that if he was every in a position to employ...More

4  Thank WorldwideAtraveller
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Heather W
1 June 2017|
Response from Petit O | Reviewed this property |
It's open from 10am to 6pm everyday until the end of October, then it will be closed on Mondays.
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