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Jacques Cartier Manor House

Rue David MacDonald Stewart, 35400 Saint-Malo, France
00 33 2 99 40 97 73
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Ranked #8 of 19 Attractions in Saint-Malo
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

First of all we don't have a car and live in the intra-muros. We caught the #8 city bus at St. Vincent Gate and got off at Rotheneuf Centre. We then walked about 15 minutes down a black top road. There was very little traffic and it was an easy walk. We thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour. It began around... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We had read the mixed reviews online prior to visiting and decided to go anyway because we were in the area. The museum is run in what seems to be a typical schedule in St-Malo. All of the visits for attractions seem to be scheduled for a couple of hours a day, in the middle of the afternoon. Thus, it... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Being Canadian I wanted to visit Jacques Cartier's home. The drive is about 15-20 minutes from St. Malo. First off the museum has the strangest hours. There are only two tours daily one at 10 and the other at 3 (I believe). You cannot tour the house on your own. Everything is in French, which I do not have an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We were greeted like royalty and had our very personal tour. We received lots of information that we never knew about Jacques Cartier, like no one knows what he looked like, even though there are statues of him. The manor itself was kept according to historical records and it was amazing to see how people lived in the 16th century.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012 via mobile

Very historic place. I learned a lot about the origins of many Canadian place names etc. It was great to see a piece of living history. The tour is in French only which is a disadvantage to those English visitors who want to get a better understanding of Jacques Cartier. Over all great....would be a ton better with a multilingual... More

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Vancouver BC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

We are Canadians and were keen to visit the estate where Jacques Cartier, the European "discoverer" of Canada spend his last days. We read a notice that the grounds were open at "10:00 et 14:00 and foolishly assumed that this represented the opening hours. We arrived at 10:15 to be told that they only opened at 10 and at 2... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

Being Canadian, I was thrilled to see where this great explorer lived. A beautiful, clean site with good educational videos and guide.

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