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Centre de la Mi-careme

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Fun dinner put on by the locals

We did a group dinner at the Centre de la Mi-careme before a local musical event during Celtic... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Stump_fiddle
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Newton, Wisconsin
Who Knew You Could Do this During Lent

This is a fantastically interesting place to see where tthe ancient French custom of doing... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
RalphP2
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Ludlow, Vermont
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Le Centre de la Mi-Carême is devoted to the old French tradition of the Mi-Carême or the Mid-Lent Break. In the midst of the 40 days of Lent, a group of people decided they deserved a break... and so the tradition was born. Dressing up, going house...more
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51 Harbour Road (Old Cabot Trail Road), Grand Etang, Nova Scotia B0E 1L0, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We did a group dinner at the Centre de la Mi-careme before a local musical event during Celtic Colours. Wonderful fish cakes and chow (sort of a local chutney-like topping) with all the trimmings. Fun night out.

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Reviewed September 17, 2018

This is a fantastically interesting place to see where tthe ancient French custom of doing something slightly illegal (church-wise) was and still is practices. The custom they create for the mid-Lenten party are absolutely great. Make sure you have you camera with you as you'll...More

Thank RalphP2
Reviewed August 29, 2018

This is a center that celebrates a holiday season in Cape Breton that is quite unique. This has much deeper religious element compared with Mardi Gras. The staff here is very knowledgeable. They partake in this event every Lent. It is a fascinating and fun...More

Thank DDore
Reviewed August 24, 2018

we were looking for something to do indoors for a couple hours during the very hot part of the day. What a cool little place. The Centre de la Mi-careme provided a unique history of Acadians and even had a dress up room. My teenage...More

Thank Marianna P
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Who knew? Stop by and visit this one of a kind museum/center that pays homage to a very unique holiday celebrated in a most unusual way. Only in the Maritimes can you find something like this!

Thank BillLeighty
SocieteMiCareme, Manager at Centre de la Mi-careme, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thank you very much for your nice review. It is really something different that you won't come across often. Have a great day.

Reviewed July 31, 2018

If you are interested in Acadian history, or mask making and folk theatre, or meeting people who are fully immersed in cultural history and mask and costume making, then you should visit this little known but splendidly curated and very much alive 'museum'. Don't rush...More

Thank Shakespeare357
SocieteMiCareme, Manager at Centre de la Mi-careme, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

You sure are right. Thank you for your comment. We offer an Acadian tradition that has been going on for years now & is really rare.

Reviewed July 30, 2018

Centre de la Mi-careme was different as reviewer mention "Lent is the solemn time with lots of dietary restrictions. So, the people of France decided to make a day of celebration, right in the middle of the lent. The priests were not happy. The people...More

Thank Matusla
Reviewed July 10, 2018

It is worth to stop at this "museum" as it gives you an insight of the Acadian culture and traditions of the sizable French-Canadian population that inhabit the Maritime Provinces. The masks and Carnival type customs are stunning. The young interpreters are very knowledgeable and...More

Thank Herbert G
SocieteMiCareme, Manager at Centre de la Mi-careme, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thank you for your nice comment. Our students are sure great and happy to tell our customers all about la Mi-Carême.

Reviewed October 4, 2017

Lent is the solemn time with lots of dietary restrictions. So, the people of France decided to make a day of celebration, right in the middle of the lent. The priests were not happy. The people had to disguise themselves, so that no one would...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed November 26, 2016

This was an absolutely delightful museum, both inside and out. The masques are a beautiful and interesting part of the local culture--we had no idea! The location of this museum is picturesque and a definite photo op.

Thank Fern W
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