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New World Museum (Musee du Nouveau-Monde)

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Address: 10 rue Fleuriau | Hotel Fleuriau, 17000 La Rochelle, France
Phone Number: 05 46 41 46 50
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A very well done history of the French explorations in the Americas. Lots of interesting exhibits set up in chronological order. There are English descriptions in every room... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2014
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Naples, Florida
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Louisville, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

To our great surprise, this museum did not provide information about the exodus of the Huguenots from France to the New World due to persecution. Why is this history missing from this museum? The museum does cover the French exploration of the New World which is only part of the story.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

A very well done history of the French explorations in the Americas. Lots of interesting exhibits set up in chronological order. There are English descriptions in every room. Reasonably priced, it's a good way to spend an hour or 2.

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The New World Museum is located within an historic property. It tells the story of exploration and exploitation of the Americas. It contains sections on slavery, first nation culture, French colonial culture and contemporary displays. Sensitively handled and well worth a visit.

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Paris
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a fascinating museum with a rich collection of artefacts relating to American and its history - images, photos, chinaware and pottery are all here - sell worth a visit

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We visited after hearing so many rave reviews about this museum. It is far smaller than expected, and many of the exhibits are works of art, rather than artefacts. We were especially not impressed with the Barack Obama exhibit, which seemed quite out of place. Would we visit again?- no, although we can see that so many have enjoyed it... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Yes, this museum is small and not too big - but they pack a lot of history of the Americas into this place. I have visited twice (bringing visiting family the 2nd time) and both times I was impressed with their exhibits and presentation. The audio guide they have is also very helpful. The best thing about this museum it's... More 

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Uxbridge, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

I thought they would have more about France trips to the Nouvelle France in Canada but this museum is more about all voyages to places France went to. Not what I had expected but interesting enough. It only took me 30 minutes to see everything.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

So I wasn't expecting very much from this museum, but went because I was in town for too many days and it was just down the street from my hotel, but I got more than I bargained for. They offer a truly unique perspective on America, its indigenous peoples and the slave trade. I simply wasn't prepared for such great... More 

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I was quite interested in this museum because I grew up in Canada so I was interested in the French perspective, having learned Canadian history in high school. I found some of the rooms fascinating, like the story of the gold rush, or the depiction of America through art. But only some of the rooms had English translation sheets so... More 

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LONDON ENGLAND
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2010

This museum has an interesting exhibition covering the early settling of America and Canada, from slavery to the disputes between the French and British over territory. Fascinating early maps and engravings. It made me realise this whole topic is ignored in British schools who focus only on Europe. There was also a great series of photos on early Indian life... More 

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