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Village historique de Val-Jalbert

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Address: 95, rue Saint-Georges, Chambord, Quebec G0W 1G0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 888-675-3132
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Travel back to 1927 with the help of colourful characters who will reveal...

Travel back to 1927 with the help of colourful characters who will reveal the secrets of this authentic company village with its forty original buildings. Celebrating its 100th birthday this year, the Saint-Georges de Val-Jalbert convent-school has resisted the hazards of time, and remains one of the best preserved buildings in the village.

You'll be amazed by the Ouiatchouan Falls, which are higher than Niagara. Ride the cable car to the summit of the mountain and discover the breathtaking panorama. Live the magic of the immersive multimedia show with its illumination of the artefacts in the mill -- and the life of the workers!

110 Years later and Val-Jalbert is now home to a mini hydroelectric power plant, a plant that is to helping to insure the sustainability of the tourist experience. The discovery of this jewel of architectural integration takes place over the course of a walk featuring a series of interpretive devices. Lookouts and perches provide spectacular views of the Ouiatchouan Falls and the river. This walk offers visitors a historical, industrial, technical, socio-economic, environmental and even an artistic perspective -- in short, a global view of the project.

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A unique place to visit

We stayed a couple of nights near the Val Jalbert historical village and the visit was very interesting. The village itself is unique and one can see some reataured houses as well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
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Nice, France
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Nice, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We stayed a couple of nights near the Val Jalbert historical village and the visit was very interesting. The village itself is unique and one can see some reataured houses as well as some old ones. The visit of the paper factory is well organized with a visual show. Finally, a tour of the falls is definitely a plus as... More 

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Located in Chambord, Val-Jalbert is worth visiting. There is a trolley which takes you to the end of the village. The driver provides all the informations about this historical village It is a must to go up the Ouiatchouan. You can, if you have the energy go all the way up climbing many steps or you can take the 2... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

A short tour ride, gives a description of a roaring 1920s town; way advanced for its time. Electricty, toilets, fire hydrants, school,and post office..everything was owned by The. Company..At $ 40. á month wage $ 8.00 á month rent . With á family of 6 + it was Good. Every $ 20.00 was equal to $ 650.00 today. It was... More 

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Terrace, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Nice historical industrial town museum. Our son is very interested in old places so he loved this, but for the rest of the family it was a little short on things to see. The waterfall is nice, but I would just walk the trail to the first look out instead of taking the cable car to the upper viewpoints.

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valjalbert, Communication and Marketing Assistant at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this review

Hello Rico J, Thank you for spending your time to give us a detailed feedback. The satisfaction of our guests has highest priority. At least, we hope that you and your family enjoy your time past in our region. Best regards, Michèle Pelletier More 

Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Veloroute takes you right up to the entrance to Val Jalbert so it is a no-brainer to spend a couple of hours visiting the village and taking the teleferique up to the top of the waterfalls. But don't forget to have a surprisingly good lunch in the dining room at the Moulin at the base of the teleferique. The... More 

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valjalbert, Communication and Marketing Assistant at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this review

Dear Cyrono, We are deeply grateful for sharing your kind review. It is so gratifying to know you enjoyed your visit. I will gladly inform our staff, especially Chef Carl Murray. Comments like yours encourage us to continue working hard to even make it better for all our guests. Best regards, Michèle Pelletier More 

Bourget, On
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Things in Québec opens only on June 24 (St-Jean-Baptiste) so when we got there on June 29th, they were not in full swing yet, which permitted us to book on site for that same night. I thought it was a little steep: $350.00 for two people for one night but if you break it down, it's really a good deal.... More 

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valjalbert, Communication and Marketing Assistant at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this review

Dear Carole.y.gauthier, Thank you so much for your beautifull review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay in our period house with package . We hope that you will come back again. Best regards, Michèle Pelletier More 

Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My family and I recently stayed at Village Val-Jalbert with one of their overnight packages including admission, table d’hôte supper, an over-night stay in the accomodations and breakfast. For 3 people it cost $379.75+tax. We had chosen to stay at Village Val Jalbert not only for the historic village but for the promised theatrical shows, animation, old fashioned photography studio,... More 

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valjalbert, Directeur général at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Baskerville, I am very sorry to learn you missed the activities you were looking for. Among all we have to offer : the illuminated falls, the 72m falls itself during the day, the cable car, the playgrounds, the hydroelectrical minipowerplant and its interpretations, the guided tour in an old fashion trolleybus, the animation, the immersive show, the interactive... More 

Chatelet, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

That place is just amazing. The local committee seems to have been working really hard to restore several houses of the old phantom village and now all that is just amazingly great to visit. We have been wandering along all the old paths, entering some of the houses you can visit, the old school, the old factory, climbing all the... More 

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georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

At the visitor center, you may watch a video that will introduce you to the story of Val Jalbert. From there you take a shuttle to the old paper mill. Along the way, the driver will relate what you are seeing. The tour is in French however we were given a copy of the script to read on the drive.... More 

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Well kept, the falls are great. The view at the top is breathtaking. Take the trolley wherever you wish. Arrive early to see everything.Don't forget your camera. Wear hour walking shoes.

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