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Jacques Cartier Manor House

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Address: Rue David MacDonald Stewart, 35400, Saint-Malo, France
Phone Number: +33 2 99 40 97 73
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Worth the trek to learn more about Jacques Cartier

We took the bus from near our hotel to get to the Jacques Cartier Manor House, and then used google maps to find our way to the front gate. It was a bit of a trek (and we were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Wolfville, Canada
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Wolfville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the bus from near our hotel to get to the Jacques Cartier Manor House, and then used google maps to find our way to the front gate. It was a bit of a trek (and we were fortunate it was a nice day) - we also had to time our return to that of the bus schedule. My... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

An excellent house museum in Jacques Cartier's farmhouse. It is well furnished with period furniture. This would be of great interest to anyone who has an interest in 16th Century exploration or Canadian history. It is a,bit far from town, so a taxi which can wait while you visit is needed.

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Catonsville, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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