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Chevalier House (Maison Chevalier)

Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: 50 rue du Marche Champlain, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Phone Number: 418 646 3167
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Description: This structure, built as a home to Jean-Baptiste Chevalier in 1752 from...
This structure, built as a home to Jean-Baptiste Chevalier in 1752 from two 17th-century structures, has been restored as a museum focusing on Quebec's history.
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Nice visit in Basse Ville

Located in the Lower Town, this is a home furnished in the style of a middle class family. The building has had several incarnations in its life as many old buildings have. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2014
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Philadephia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Located in the Lower Town, this is a home furnished in the style of a middle class family. The building has had several incarnations in its life as many old buildings have. The furnishings are from the collection of the Musee de la Civilisation. We had an enthusiastic guide who willingly switched from French to English and back again. He... More 

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St. Louis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

...which I do, you will enjoy this museum with a guided tour in English. Our guide was knowledgable and loved the subject which meant he brought it alive for us. Skip the creepy 3d "historic multimedia" show in English presented by a disinterested museum employee who speaks unintelligible English -- with so many wonderful things to do in Quebec this... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We chose not to take the tour and we were glad we didn't - there was not a whole lot to see (though perhaps we would have learned more from the tour). The part of the house which is open to visitors is beautifully furnished with historical pieces and helpful explanations about the time period. It was a nice change... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We expected more from this attraction. Although the building is very attractive and appears large from outside the actual space inside seems restricted and you do not have access to the whole interior. There is a small cinema type presentation which was not in operation when we visited, maybe as we were the only two people in. The furnished room... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

I love the way they had it all presented inside, such a lovely historic house with minimal detail. but a warm inviting place nontheless.

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Glen Head, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Our guidebooks were two years old, so we were surprised when admission was $5 and not free. However, they had added a very interesting history of Quebec from 16 million years ago to the present.The show used some interesting computer technology such that the live presenter would hold a flat board under a camera, and the computer would detect it... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

We enjoyed the upstairs exhibits at the Chevalier House; that was a nice display of furniture and fashion of times gone by. However, we went there for the Augmented Reality show depicting the development of the city of Quebec. It was not quite what we imagined. The "augmented reality" is simply a guide holding up a tray with an item... More 

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Malden, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

This stone house is beautiful. Most of the rooms are furnished with period furniture from the 1600s, 1700s and 1800s. It certainly worth spending half an hour to walk through the rooms. It is convenient to the other sites such as the Place Royale and the Petit Champlain.

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san diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

This gives the visitor a real feel of early life in Quebec City with accurate early furnishings. It was built in 1752, with older parts originating from the late 1600's. Highly recommend.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

Loved the set up of all the rooms through the periods. Exceptionally well done...this is also where I purchased the $5 walking tour map and headphones.

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