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Le Mayeur Museum – A Collection of Paintings from the Journey and the Love Life of the Belgian Artist

LE MAYEUR MUSEUM

– All Details to Know About Le Mayeur Museum –

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT LE MAYEUR MUSEUM?

SANUR OLDEST MUSEUM
The first museum in Sanur.
One of the oldest museum in Bali.

UNIQUE ARCHITECTURE
A unique Balinese architecture building with exotic tropical tree, statues and the pond.
Comfort place that facing the Sanur beach.

BEAUTIFUL PAINTING
The most complete of vintage painting collection.
The collection of paintings of Belgian Maestro in Bali.

IMPRESSIONISTIC ART STYLE
The unorthodox artworks.
Unique technique, a brilliant way.

LE MAYEUR GARDEN

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WHAT IS LE MAYEUR MUSEUM?

DESCRIPTION:

The Le Mayeur Museum was officially opened in August 28th,1957 and it became a museum after a visit of Indonesian education & cultural ministry in one year before. The Le Mayeur museum has a great selection of artworks from the Belgian artists, Adrian Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres who had lived in Bali and inspired by the natural beauty, life and culture of Bali.

The total of paintings collection are 88 pieces. It categorized into five different collections based on the mediums that Le Mayeur used, such as hardboard, plywood, canvas and paper. His technique was unorthodox, a brilliant way created a range of artworks in his impressionistic  style of painting. Le Mayeur use thick brushes rather than stiff brushes to create sharp yet fluent caresses. All his paintings showing the Bali’s natural beauty, the Bali’s culture and his fascinating Balinese wife, Ni Nyoman Pollok. The visit the Le Mayeur Museum gain a better understanding and appreciation of Bali beauty, culture and Le Mayeur’s love life.

LE MAYEUR MUSEUM

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HOW MUCH LE MAYEUR MUSEUM ENTRANCE FEE?

ENTRANCE FEE:
IDR 20K —>IDR 50K (Adult).
IDR 25K (Child).

*) Welcome drink not included.

**) Update info: The price lifted up since February 2018.

LE MAYEUR MUSEUM ENTRY TICKET

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WHEN THE BEST TIME TO VISIT LE MAYEUR MUSEUM?

OPEN HOURS:
8.30 AM – 12.30 PM (Friday)
8.00 AM – 3.30 PM (Saturday – Thursday)

*) Sunday still open.

**) It will closed on Indonesia holiday. Make sure you don’t visit on Indonesian holiday.

HAND WEAVING

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PICKING FLOWERS FOR PRAYING

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*) Many paintings collection represent Bali in the past time. Local people activities on the religious life, cultural life and daily life become his subject.

A WOMAN

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A WOMAN DANCING

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*) I surprised because he used many kind painting medium beside canvas. Even some of them are unusual medium such hardboard, grass mat, etc.

WHERE IS LE MAYEUR MUSEUM LOCATED?

ADDRESS:
Jalan Hang Tuah, Sanur Kaja, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar, Bali

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Sanur Kaja, Sanur
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Denpasar Selatan
Regency (Kabupaten): Denpasar
Province (Provinsi): Bali

DISTANCE:
About 7.2 km east of Denpasar or 20 minutes.
About 21 km south of Ubud or 1 hour.
About 17 km east of Kuta beach or 40 minutes.
About 18 km northeast of Ngurah Rai airport or 30 minutes.

MAP OF LE MAYEUR MUSEUM:

HOW TO GET TO LE MAYEUR MUSEUM?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is cheap public transport to get there. Trans SARBAGITA Bus. Ticket only IDR 3,500. First, you must go to halte bus/bus stop of Trans SARBAGITA. Then, you must reach to Sanur halte (halte pantai Sanur), and then take a walk to this place. Ask to the operator if you still confused. Operator will glad to give information. 🙂

From DENPASAR :
Please to reach  ‘Pesanggaran’ or ‘Pedungan’ Trans SARBAGITA Bus Shelter/Halte.
Then, take a Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop in the Sanur 2 Shelter/Halte (Pantai Sanur halte).
Then, take a walk to reach this place.

  • Fee: IDR 3,500.
  • Timetable: No.

Other option: 
Please to reach Ubung Mini/Micro Bus Station first.
Then, take a Mini/Micro Bus (Bemo) at Ubung  – Then, stop at Batubulan Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then, take a Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop in the Sanur 1 Shelter/Halte (Pantai Sanur halte).
Then, take a walk to reach this place.

  • Fee: IDR 15K + IDR 3,500.
  • Timetable: No.

From UBUD :
Please take a Mini/Micro Bus (Bemo) at Ubud – Then, stop at Batubulan Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then, take Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop in the Sanur 1 Shelter/Halte (Pantai Sanur halte).
Then, take a walk to reach this place.

  • Fee: IDR 20K + IDR 3,500.
  • Timetable: No.

From KUTA :
Please to reach Kuta Central Parking – Then, find Trans SARBAGITA Bus Shelter/Halte.
Then, take Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop in the Sanur 2 Shelter/Halte (Pantai Sanur halte).
Then, take a walk to reach this place.

  • Fee: IDR 3,500.
  • Timetable: No.

From Ngurah Rai Airport :
Please to reach Ngurah Rai International Gate first – Then, find Trans SARBAGITA Bus Shelter/Halte.
Then, take Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop in the Sanur 2 Shelter/Halte (Pantai Sanur halte).
Then, take a walk to reach this place.

  • Fee: IDR 3,500.
  • Timetable: No.

More information about Bali public transportation system:

– Trans Sarbagita Bus Stop/Shelter/Halte.
– Batubulan Micro/Mini Bus Station.
– Ubung Micro/Mini Bus Station.

*) It’s really not efficient trip using public transport in Bali. Waste your time, energy and money. There is no fixed price in Bali transportation system, except Trans Sarbagita. If the passenger full loaded you will get the price above, but if quiet (little) passenger you will pay more expensive. Seems they applied operational cost basis since the public transport not so popular today (quiet).

**) For backpacker i recommend you to rent a scooter to reach this place and use google map as your navigator.

***) You can also use Go-jek or Grab transport. Their price reasonable, but you have to install the apps first and the driver may not be able to speak english.

ON THE WHARF OF MARSEILLE

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ISTAMBUL

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BOU SAADA ALGERIA

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*) This museum also collecting his paintings from his journey before he stayed in Bali.

OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your smartphone.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
There are some cafe outside of the museum.

RESTROOM/TOILET:
Some restroom and toilet.

*) I don’t know why they locked the restroom.

OFFICIAL SITE:

LE MAYEUR AND HIS WIFE

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LE MAYEUR AND PRESIDENT SOEKARNO

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NI POLLOK

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*) The museum that managed by local government always looks pitiful compare to a private museum. The air circulation system seems not so good. I feel so hot and humid inside of the gallery. But, it was a nice stop to enjoy Le Mayeur’s paintings. I can see Bali’s daily life in the past time and his journey and love of his life through his painting collection.

WATCH THE LE MAYEUR MUSEUM ON VIDEO:

SOME  ‘SEE & DO’ NEAR LE MAYEUR MUSEUM BALI:

You can combine to visit these places when you visiting Le Mayeur museum:

1. Sanur beach.
2. Mak Beng restaurant.
3. Men weti restaurant.
4. Blanjong temple (Oldest inscription in Bali).
5. Free Yoga Class on 7.30 AM.
6. Cycling, Jogging, snorkeling, sunbathing or swimming.
7. Sanur night market (Sindu market).
8. Simply Brew coffee shop.

You can also check our recommended itinerary here: Day 9 itinerary.

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