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“So glad we stopped in”
Review of Les Trois Pignons

Les Trois Pignons
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Cheticamp
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed October 14, 2012

This is a wonderful small museum with very informative exhibits and a wonderful hooked rug collection. Learning about local history always makes a visit more meaningful and this is very much the case here in Cheticamp. It was very quiet when we were there in early October and towards the end of the visit we were the only ones there, which gave us an opportunity to have a nice long chat with the lady who was doing the rug hooking demonstration. She not only talked about the rug hooking but also about life in Cheticamp and how difficult it is to keep the old traditions going with young people moving away to find jobs elsewhere. Talking to her made the visit extra special.
The rugs by Elizabeth Lefort are amazing, what an artist.

1  Thank hjtravel
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

The title of the museum does not indicate what interesting exhibits are inside and it is definitely worth stopping for a visit. The large collection of artifacts from 100 years ago gives a glimpse of how people used to live. The hooked rugs were extraordinary. Some of the pictures are so good it is difficult to believe they are made of wool. It was great to see a demonstration as well.

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Wonderful collections of hooked rugs. Also a great collection of memorabilia from the last 100 years. It was interesting to see the hooking being done. The collections has many works Elizabeth Lefort. Some were absolutely amazing. I did not care for her portraits but the rest of her work was quite amazing. It was well worth the admission fee and the staff were very welcoming and informative.

1  Thank HRHCaoimhe
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

There is a wonderful collection of handmade rugs, of many sizes, themes and complexities. These are arranged in the context of their times in some beautiful exhibits that include many artifacts of yore - tools, books, dishware, and far more. Nice gift shop as well. Friendly welcoming staff.

1  Thank geri w
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

Good selection of artifacts
Nice display of hooked rugs
there are rugs that represent the presidents of USA and some of the Canadian Prime Ministers which are a work of patience

1  Thank vicecache
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