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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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I did not expect too much. I thought to find only some old houses. Not at all. Of course you find old houses but the explanation of how the factory worked and the multi sensation... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I did not expect too much. I thought to find only some old houses. Not at all. Of course you find old houses but the explanation of how the factory worked and the multi sensation projection in the factory are already reason enough to go to Val-jalbert And I did not yet mention the very nice waterfall and the new... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We boarded a vintage bus to the village & spent a couple of hours walking around the mill, waterfall, convent school & shop. The village was built in the early 1900s around a paper mill, utilising the trees of the forest & the power of Maligne Waterfall [higher than Niagara]. The mill closed in 1927 & the village became deserted... More 

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valjalbert, Customer Service at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this review

Dear Hildenley, Thank you so much for letting us know about your visit at Val-Jalbert. We are glad that you enjoyed it and that you noticed the improvements made to allow visitors to live an unique exprience; back in the 20’s. We look forward to seeing you again. Cordially, Karine Villeneuve – Customer Service More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the few places in the area that have some information in english. The guides were helpful and the video/entertainment was with a english speaking headset. This place is worth visiting, well reserved area, professionally presented.

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valjalbert, Customer service at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this review

Dear Geimbar, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comment with us. We are glad that you enjoyed visiting Val-Jalbert. Offering service and activities in English and other languages is one the the most important concern to us that is why we are constantly improving in this matter. Again, thank you, and we look forward to... More 

Skillman, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Val-Jalbert is a planned pulp-mill company town that was born, lived, and died in less than 20 years. It was a model for clean, comfortable modern living for working class people during its heyday in the 1920s. After the mill failed due to outmoded technology, the residents left, and Val Jalbert became a ghost town. The government stepped in (during... More 

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valjalbert, Customer Service at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this review

Dear Debbie G, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a detailed feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit in Val-Jalbert. We hope to see you again soon. Cordially, Karine Villeneuve – Customer service More 

Saco, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Great experience visiting this historic village. The architecture remains with careful work yet the rooms are well appointed and very comfortable. The restaurant offers excellent meals along with a top chef to create your memorable meals!! The waterfall will take your breath away and be sure to see the new modern turbine as well as the original equipment which remains... More 

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valjalbert, Customer service at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this review

Dear markwG8751TE, Thank you very much for your comment. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in Val-Jalbert and we hope to see you again soon. Cordially, Karine Villeneuve – Customer service More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We found out about this 'ghost town' almost by accident. It is unfortunate the the Quebec tourist offices do not promote their attractions better in English. Be prepared for only a few of the staff to speak good English, but the main exhibits and the 'immersive film' performance are available in English, German and Spanish. So what is Val-Jalbert? The... More 

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valjalbert, Customer service at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this review

Dear freespirit1950, Thank you for taking the time to share your appreciation with us. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Val-Jalbert is an authentic village and we work hard to recreate history with the help of our comedians and activities. Although not all comedians speak English, most of the activities is offered in both languages ; immersive show, model... More 

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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valjalbert, Service à la clientèle at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this review

Hi Petrus61, Thank you for this comment! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit at Val-Jalbert . We hope that you will come back to live the 20s again. Have a nice day, Karine Villeneuve - Customer service More 

Portland, Maine
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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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valjalbert, Service à la clientèle at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this review

Hi C C, Thank you so much for your beautifull review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit at Val-Jalbert. Best regards, Karine Villeneuve - Customer service More 

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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valjalbert, Service à la clientèle at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this review

Dear Isabelle M, Thank you for spending your time to give us a detailed feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit in Val-Jalbert. We are sorry for the reply's delay. Best regards, Karine Villeneuve - Customer service More 

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 

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