Musée de l'Amérique Francophone

Musée de l'Amérique Francophone

Musée de l'Amérique Francophone
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Just a few steps from the Holy Door, discover Muséee de l'Amérique francophone. Admire a chapel filled with history, precious relics, and other treasures of Québec's religious heritage from the séminaire de québec collection. Set in the heart of Old Québec, Musée de l'Amérique francophone is an essential cultural activity for history lovers. The Museum offers exhibitions on the colonial history of America, the evolution of Francophone culture in North America and abroad, and the effervescence of arts and crafts in Québec.
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carleroo
Toronto, Canada130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
We really enjoyed our visit here. We had expected a museum filled with a bunch of bits and pieceFrancophone culture of French culture. However, the exhibits were very well-done - highly interactive, greats selection of artifacts and above-average storytelling. The most enlightening aspect was learning how the Francophone culture permeated through all aspects of North American history and culture. I grew up in Quebec and while I knew all about some fo the major history and explorers, I had no idea about the cultural influence in the US, apart from Louisiana. Who knew that Los Angeles had 2 French-Canadian mayors? The stories, artifacts and other exhibits are incredibly well curated. The museum building itself has been extremely well-integrated into the older buildings. This place is well worth a visit!!
Written July 21, 2019
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Marc C
France38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
On our visit to this museum (Sunday September 3rd- 2pm Tour) we were shocked to be treated with such disrespect. The receptionist was so rude, really unhelpful which makes no sense as she is working front of desk in a popular tourist location.
However, the guide was really nice and gave us an extremely informative tour and that really made up for our terrible encounter with this receptionist. It was défi worth while doing this tour, it was really interesting!

Written September 4, 2017
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Hank F
Cookeville, TN344 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013
I went to this museum last during my stay, but found it the most interesting. The exhibits have an incredible and fascinating design! There are 3 floors and each is worth seeing. The ground floor is a fairly traditional art gallery of modest works but still with nooks and crannies to explore with interesting pieces tucked away.

The 2d floor is where it gets interesting. Moving lights and images, sounds and voices all whirl around you, then you land in a workable replica of the archeological site where they found the items from the first settlement. The exhibit gives great detail of the pieces on display without being ponderous or pretentious.

The 3rd floor was my favorite. Speakers above you have desperate whispers as you enter the exhibit about the Acadian removal, and other similarly clever design elements convey the story of French exploration and settlement throughout North America.

This is a cool museum and worth checking out.
Written December 11, 2013
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Mark S
Willunga, Australia481 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Couples
Lots of money has been spent on this museum and, for me, it has not been a successful investment. The designers have overwhelmed the content which is a real shame because the content - Francophone immigration to North America and the archaeological excavations of the 16th century site at Cap Rouge, for example, both had the potential to be really interesting. Instead it is dark, confusing and difficult to get through - beware the spongy floor in the second floor exhibition... Could have been so much better!
Written June 29, 2013
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Yuri B
Boston, MA21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Family
What a disappointment, the Church was the only cool thing, the actual museum was really bad. I may be old school, but this is a terrible attempt at being a modern contemporary presentation. It's way to dark inside, and it had all of these double layer moving video and loud audio projections on silk screens, that are way to much of a sensory overload. One section has squishy rubber floor tiles my 73yr old mother almost tripped on. Save you money for something else
Written June 25, 2013
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History_Enthusiast
Canada58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
When first entering this fascinating museum, you are confronted with a stunning church, which alone is worth a visit. The museum itself is tucked away in its own little corner of Old Quebec and it seems like you are transported right to Europe! We planned to visit for half an hour, instead we spent an hour and a half! This Museum contains some truly stunning religious artifacts!

Situated next to the Basilica Notre-Dame-de Quebec, there's no reason why you shouldn't visit this museum!
Written June 28, 2008
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Tansy C
415 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
My travel friend and I were doing the museum trio admission package with La Musee de la Civilisation and La Musee de la Place Royal. All very close to each other in Old Quebec - amongst other tourist attractions. Easy to find. Great location.

Some very interesting history on the first French settlers in the Americas, however, personally didn't love it. Would probably only go again if I went during one of their free-admission times.
Written January 3, 2015
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Lindalee03
Daytona Beach, FL111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
This was an interesting museum recommended by one of the tourist places. It shows the history of the settlers of the region. It told of how they overcame the harsh climate of the area. But what I found the most interesting was the information about the Arcadians in Canada now and their status within the government.
Written September 6, 2014
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MJR
Oxford, UK34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Friends
This museum is not well advertised to make the most of what it is. The first time we saw it, we thought it was the last place we go, not being French speakers. However, when the Musee de la Civilisation was mostly closed and gave us free entry, we decided to give it a try as it would at least kill some of the time we had planned to spend in there. But we were so glad we did!

The exhibitions were brilliantly put together and organised (one of the only 2 small things that stopped it getting a 5/5 was the lack of guidance through the whole thing - where best to start each floor? Which floor to start on?)

The experience was fascinating and left us with a much better sense of who the Canadians are and where they come from - and the history of the land that we had no idea about.

We spent much more time here than we anticipated, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the opportunity to understand the French-speaking peoples of the continent and how they developed over time.

The other thing that stopped it getting a 5/5 was the lack of headphones - some of the stories only had 2 with English commentary, and as there were 3 of us, it did cause problems at times.
Written October 10, 2013
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Malcolm_111
Perth, Australia18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2011 • Solo
A fascinating museum which depicts the history of the French in North America. The permanent collection to a complete outsider (from Australia) was very informative describing events such as the Louisiana Purchase and the various French-speaking populations which dispersed throughout the continent beyond Quebec, but who are now largely assimilated into English-speaking North America. At the time I visited there was also an exhibition on the nunneries of Quebec which was also very interesting. Perhaps they could have more to interest children, but overall an excellent museum.
Written December 16, 2011
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