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“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Les Trois Pignons

Les Trois Pignons
Ranked #1 of 18 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
Seattle, Washington
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323 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a small museum with some impressive exhibits on rug hooking. There was even a teenager busily hooking when I was there who was all too happy to demonstrate the technique.

Visited August 2014
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Royal Oak
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131 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Really Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2014

A rug hooking museum might sound like a yawn, but it's not the rug hooking that was popular in the 1970s. This is the art of making actual rugs as the local people used to do for cash. The museum explains the social history of rug hooking in the area. It also has some truly beautiful rugs hooked by the most famous artist. Some of them have over 500 colors of wool. The portrait of Jackie Kennedy is as true as a photograph.

Visited August 2014
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Rhode Island
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513 reviews
346 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
“Impressive....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

I thought this would be a bit boring but we gave it a look - boy was I surprised..... This is well worth a stop while in Cheticamp. The rug displays were amazing and you really learned to appreciate the ability and artistic talent that goes into creating some of these rugs - they really are works of art...
The hooking demonstrations really drive the point home - especially if you "TRY" to give it a shot yourself... They also have some exhibits that depict early life in this area which was also interesting. The stop was informative and the Elizabeth Lefort Gallery was simply amazing. All in all a good stop and well worth a visit. The staff are warm and friendly and anxious to share their knowledge with you.

Visited September 2013
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Gateshead
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322 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Very interesting and well displayed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

This is a small museum you could miss as you go through Cheticamp. That would be a shame. It is well organised and has interesting original exhibits. You might not think pegged rugs are your thing but they're fun and skilfully done. The history or the Arcadian people is also challenging and thought provoking.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fascinating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014

Learning about hooked rugs may not sound very interesting but it is well worth a stop. Beautiful hooked rugs are displayed and all were made by the same woman. This is an art form that produced priceless works of art. We very much enjoyed learning and viewing 28 or so samples of the life work of one talented artist.

Visited August 2014
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