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Musee du Chateau

Chateau, 35400 Saint-Malo, France
0033 2 99 407157
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Ranked #2 of 10 Activities in Saint-Malo
Type: History Museums, Castles
Description: A museum on the history of this small coastal city, with exhibits on its famous residents, such as Jacques Cartier.
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This museum provides documents showing the life of the sailors who headed for Terre neuve in search of cod fishing. Many photos of their difficult living, model boats, maps. The views from the top are great, especially of the bay, remparts and beaches.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Housed in the old Chateau, this museum tells among other things the story of the exploration of Canada by French seafarers. Model boats, weapons, maps.... Not your kind of thing? Well, the views from the top are super, but be warned, there are lots of steep steps to climb.

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Paris, France
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86 reviews 86 reviews
27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Lots to see and the combined ticket gets you free into the sister museum in Saint Servan which is a nice fifteen minute walk from the town centre. My 12 tear old was genuinely interested so I was pleasantly surprised because a lot of these museums tend to bore kids.

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Paris, France
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57 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

The exhibits are a random hodge-podge that are supposed to relate the history of the city but are really a jumbled assortment of artwork, ship models, furniture, etc. It's a disjointed display. The only worthwhile item was the view from the top floor at the look out tower.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

I like museums, and as we have stayed in S malo lots of times, we eventually visited this museum which was next to the hotel we were staying in. The views from the top are magnificent and worth the climb. Glad we didn't take the children when they were small as it would have put them off museums. There are... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

We were disapointed by our trip the museum. The staff were non existent and nothing was in english. Views from the top are worth seeing.

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80 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

The Musee du Chateau focuses on the nautical history of St Malo, and has many interesting exhibits of ship-related items from some hundreds of years ago. There are also many model ships and paintings of ships. The most interesting room is devoted to the Breton cod-fishing industry in the 19th and early 20th century. There are artifacts from the fishing... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

The view from the tower is worth the price of admission alone. The museum holds a nice collection of maritime artifacts. We had to pass through quite quickly due to the late hour of the day but we still thoroughly enjoyed this museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

I went on a mid-November afternoon and during my hour looking round saw no other visitors. The receptionist was friendly and helpful, the ticket about £5. The exhibits are arranged on about five floors and include an external watch tower level near the roof obeying good views. I have basic French but sometimes struggled with the explanatory notes and labels.... More

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