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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
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.
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".
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
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
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
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