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“Tranquility”

The Huguenot Memorial Monument
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Full-Day Franschhoek Valley Private Tour
Durban
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112 reviews
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“Tranquility”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Very interesting historical place. Takes you back to the early days of the French Huguenots and the Dutch settlers in this fertile and beautiful valley. Apart from the beautiful artifacts and antiques in the museum, the old house showcases life as it had been more than 200 years ago.

There is also a lovely indigenous garden with lots of birds and a variety of interesting plants that some people would never have seen before. It is well worth a visit and has pathways for long walks through the fynbos and under the shady trees.

The grounds were meticulously manicured and well kept. Very inviting for a picnic under the shady trees. Also worth a visit is the restaurant and tea garden. Do not rush. This is a piece of heaven where one ought to spend some time and take in the wonder of the surrounding mountains and the splendour of nature.

Visited May 2013
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Cape Town, South Africa
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“MORE THAN A HISTORICAL PIECE”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Some time ago, I took two overseas visitors sightseeing and one of the attractions that they insisted on seeing was Franschhoek and, in particular, the Huguenot Memorial Monument.

As is well know, the central female figure symbolises the French Huguenot's quest for religious freedom. Thanks to this desire, we have the beautiful Franschhoek village.

Besides being steeped in interesting history, Franschhoek, the Museum and the Monument, are ideal to just unwind and enjoy a leisurely, and informative, afternoon.

Visited November 2012
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“What a site with so much meaning.”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

It is quite a site to see, and if you look at the monument and its meaning you will get teary eyed. You can take beautiful photos there and they recently added a sun dial to the collection with all the original surnames of the Huguenots.

Visited April 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Interesting”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

A beautiful memorial set in a fascinating garden. It dominates the main Road and should be a must on your itinerary. The background is stunning and the content of the meorial is fascinating.

Visited April 2013
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“Beautiful and symbols worth considering”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

This is a beautiful monument with a lot of symbols. If you know the history of the huguenots you will easily comprehend it's message. It is next to the museum with the backdrop of the high mountains.
My suggestion for a visit in Franschhoek: read the huguenot's history. Then go to the monument and so you will see and understand.

By the way, no reviews tell that there is an admission fee to the monument. But there is: Adults R10. Are there many monuments in the world that have an admission fee?

Visited April 2013
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