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“Good museum and chapel”

Museum of French America
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$33.81*
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Quebec City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #52 of 226 things to do in Quebec City
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 3, 2012

The de-sacrilized chapel of the Seminary of Québec is certainly interesting. It is well maintained. The relics certainly make in an interesting place to visit. In a separate building, is the museum itself. The permanent exhibit is a good overview of French / Québeçois history. The exhibits are captioned in English. If you are a descendant of Québec settlers, this museum is an important piece of your history.

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Reviewed December 18, 2011

This museum is worth a visit for those who are interested in the history of French immigrants and French society in North-America (both Canada and the U.S). I found the exhibitions well done an interesting. The museum is not very big, so don’t expect to spend a lot of hours inside. Overall an exciting place to visit!

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Reviewed December 16, 2011

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.

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Reviewed October 23, 2009

This museum really isn't what we thought it was going to be. It is really more about the history of the seminary than it is about the history of French America, and on top of that they really didn't seem to try to make the history of the seminary interesting at all. It was nice to get in out of the cold but that was about it!

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Reviewed October 5, 2009

Since we are English speakers but vacationing in French Canada this museum was the one we most wanted to visit in order to learn about the history of this part of the world. It turned out to be very worthwhile. We learned much about the French settlements and long history in Quebec and elsewhere. The exhibits were both educationally sound and attractive. We had looked forward to seeing this museum and it was very rewarding. We learned much!

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