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Jacques Cartier Manor House

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Address: Rue David MacDonald Stewart, 35400, Saint-Malo, France
Phone Number: 00 33 2 99 40 97 73
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Excellent guided tour

This is a historic house where the founder of French Canada lived after his voyages. We enjoyed an excellent guided tour covering Cartier's voyages, daily life in the 16th... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Catonsville, MD
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Catonsville, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a historic house where the founder of French Canada lived after his voyages. We enjoyed an excellent guided tour covering Cartier's voyages, daily life in the 16th century, and the techniques of navigation in Cartier's time.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Before you read this review, know that I also speak French so this tour was entirely in Fench though I'm writing my review in English. With that said, I did notice however that the video portion of the tour had an English option. The little building across from the house has some information plaques in both French and English. The... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

As a North American the name of Jacques Cartier is a magical one for the age of discovery and exploration. His quite magestic home doesn't disappoint either. Excellent guidebook & films are quite helpful, and necessary, for those not fluent in French. Enjoyed seeing his actual rudimentary navigation instruments also. A well worthwhile tour while in Saint Malo...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Jacques Cartier ? just to show my ignorance... he was an explorer who discovered Canada. Nice morning visit, interesting house, amusing English speaking guide. Cant help thinking they are missing a trick because there is nowhere to get a drink or snack.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Showing my ignorance I didn' know who Jacques Cartier was. He was an explorer who discovered Canada. Very interesting house and tour, comprehensive information provided by the guide who spoke very good English. You got an insite into how people lived in times gone by. I think this is Council run museum (or something like that) entry was €6.00 however... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

From reading all the reviews here, we were prepared to come early for the 2:30 pm tour. Sensing our very poor French, the receptionist lent us English guide booklets as the tour was in French, (unless we were the only participants, then the tour guide would lead us in English). Having been told it would start in 20 minutes (~2:40... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We were intrigued by the promise that the House offers an interesting exhibit on life in the 16th century, and I am happy to report that such is definitely the case. Opening hours are hard to ascertain - no signs revealing them - and finding the museum by self-guided car is definitely a challenge. But if you find the place... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

As a group of Canadians we enjoyed our tour of the Manor House. ..the two tour guides were informative and had a good sense of humour. Their Engish was very good and it was nice to learn more about this explorer than what we were taught in school.

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Winona, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

First of all we don't have a car and live in the intra-muros. We caught the #8 city bus at St. Vincent Gate and got off at Rotheneuf Centre. We then walked about 15 minutes down a black top road. There was very little traffic and it was an easy walk. We thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour. It began around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We had read the mixed reviews online prior to visiting and decided to go anyway because we were in the area. The museum is run in what seems to be a typical schedule in St-Malo. All of the visits for attractions seem to be scheduled for a couple of hours a day, in the middle of the afternoon. Thus, it... More 

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