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Village historique de Val-Jalbert

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Address: 95, rue Saint-Georges, Chambord, Quebec G0W 1G0, Canada
Phone Number: 1 888 675-3132
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Marvelous historical site, great fun in family

That place is just amazing. The local committee seems to have been working really hard to restore several houses of the old phantom village and now all that is just amazingly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2014
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Chatelet, Belgium
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Chatelet, Belgium
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

That place is just amazing. The local committee seems to have been working really hard to restore several houses of the old phantom village and now all that is just amazingly great to visit. We have been wandering along all the old paths, entering some of the houses you can visit, the old school, the old factory, climbing all the... More 

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georgia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
74 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

At the visitor center, you may watch a video that will introduce you to the story of Val Jalbert. From there you take a shuttle to the old paper mill. Along the way, the driver will relate what you are seeing. The tour is in French however we were given a copy of the script to read on the drive.... More 

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Montreal
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Well kept, the falls are great. The view at the top is breathtaking. Take the trolley wherever you wish. Arrive early to see everything.Don't forget your camera. Wear hour walking shoes.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Take the bus to visit this old city. The telepheric is a must to see the fall. If you speak french, it will add to this visit. Send my best regards to the mayor :-) Very funny caracter.

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Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It was really cool you see a whole village that was abandoned it's a must see with your family, friends or lovers.

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Ottawa, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Lots of ghosts in this place! kidding, lots of parts of the town restored, great walking paths too. Worth the stop.

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York, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Went to Val-Jalbert historical village whilst touring around Quebec, & have to say it really is a experience that you should not miss, & if you have the chance, should stay overnight. They have utilised a great combination of natural phenomenon, technology & history, to bring to life this once vibrant 1920's town. There are the original buildings, which were... More 

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San Diego, California
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29 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We toured this authentic mill town that has been significantly restored. Many of houses have been restored,along with the general store and mill. Many of the abandoned houses still are on the property but have not yet been restored. Wear comfortable walking shoes as the town is spread out & some parts on a hill. Worth the visit.

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Val Jalbert is a time capsule. It is really interesting to see how "company" towns were built and how they were abandonned when the company which built them left the site. The waterfalls are just amazing. Expect to spend at least 3 hours there in order to see everything.

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Cantley, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

The visit of this partially reconstructed village gives a good feel for what was once a vibrant and modern village. Quite pleasant and well done! The surrounding nature with the wonderful falls can be breathtaking. There are also view sites to see the great Lac Saint-Jean!!

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