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Village historique de Val-Jalbert

95, rue Saint-Georges, Chambord, Quebec G0W 1G0, Canada
1 888 675-3132
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Chambord
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada
1 review
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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25 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Montreal, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

A bit expensive but there is a lot o see. Take the free bus first and walk the circuit after. The view from the telecabin is fantastic. Roads are dusty, especially in a windy day.

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Montreal, Canada
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We found this to be worth the stop. Combination of the spectacular falls with the old village of Val Jalbert. Do take the time to look at the short film at the beginning to get the history and context of the place. We took the "téléférique" to ride up and down the falls so we could conserve energy to walk... More

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boston
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Even at 3 hours from Quebec, this museum offers an interesting look at how a village turned into a ghost town. Signs are translated to English, however the live shows performed by "town people" are not. The new multi media performance is very well done. The 700 plus steps up to the falls is a nice trip up and down... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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46 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

this abandonned city, although partially rebuilt, has something spooky. It is odd to realise that many people lived, went to school and to work, died, in this city which is now empty and dead . Most of the buildings are however intact or restaured and people, in period clothes, make them alive again, as if everything still lives. Difficult also... More

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