Musée de l'Amérique Francophone

Musée de l'Amérique Francophone

Musée de l'Amérique Francophone
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Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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.
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles119 reviews
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Trevor S
Toronto, Canada38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This was a small museum - but fascinating and fun. The building is stunning and the exhibits helped us better understand and appreciate Francophone contributions to the development of North America. Some of the English placards were very charming!
Written 5 January 2020
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spud0018
Mississauga, Canada789 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Interesting museum to understand the history of French in America. Neatly situated in the old seminary compound. No tour when we were there on a Saturday.
Written 14 December 2019
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FuzzyBeaver
Montreal, Canada1,204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The one hour tour that goes with the entrance fee is definitely worth taking. The docent was particularly good. It is fascinating to see all the buildings and the history behind them. The time flies along and the hour is gone. The tour ends at the main museum. Two of the three floors are rotating exhibitions so there is always something new to see.
Written 21 August 2019
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Larry10803
Pelham, NY294 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Well worth spending time here to learn about the history of the French in North America. Did a self guided tour and found all the exhibits interesting and very descriptive. Learned much that I did not know about the French influences in North America. Be sure to visit the Museum Chapel as well, just stunning.
Written 19 August 2019
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Tupelo010835
Denton, TX1,941 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
While the time spent in the museum itself (the self-guided part of the visit) was certainly worthwhile, the real meat of the visit occurred during the hour long guided part of the tour.
The guide was superb and full of excellent facts on the complex.
High Recommended.
Written 10 August 2019
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carleroo
Toronto, Canada130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
We really enjoyed our visit here. We had expected a museum filled with a bunch of bits and pieceFrancophone culture of French culture. However, the exhibits were very well-done - highly interactive, greats selection of artifacts and above-average storytelling. The most enlightening aspect was learning how the Francophone culture permeated through all aspects of North American history and culture. I grew up in Quebec and while I knew all about some fo the major history and explorers, I had no idea about the cultural influence in the US, apart from Louisiana. Who knew that Los Angeles had 2 French-Canadian mayors? The stories, artifacts and other exhibits are incredibly well curated. The museum building itself has been extremely well-integrated into the older buildings. This place is well worth a visit!!
Written 21 July 2019
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Sebastian S
London, UK111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
The museum itself is fascinating. It tells the story of the very first settlers through artefacts and highly informative films. But that is far from the whole story....

The museum visit also allowed us to follow in the footsteps of trainee priests at the Séminaire du Québec, who could find themselves being sent away as far as Louisiana. Totally fascinating.

See photo of an amazing curvy 18c staircase!!

I’m not sure if these tours only run at weekends (?)

Our guide (Pierre I think but I may have mis-remembered) brought it all to life and really had a grasp of the history of the building eg the ways that the seminarians would communicate with each other while keeping silent. Superb.
Written 10 July 2019
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Birdy2012
Green Valley, AZ38 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
We visited this museum as well as the Museum of Civilization. This museum is small and has a beautiful chapel along with historical exhibits. The exhibits were designed quite artistically with lighting and recordings. You walk through many darkened hallways lit with artistic designs. It does present a brief history of the area and if that’s all you want you will get it. The larger Museum of Civilization has a broader set of exhibits in a more traditional setting, overlapping the content of the francophone museum.
Written 7 July 2019
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Diana R
Birch Run, MI2,668 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
We visited this museum on our recent trip to Quebec City and enjoyed the exhibits and the chapel. It is rather small so it only takes an hour or two to visit. Easy to get to, right next to Notre Dame de Quebec cathedral.
Written 3 May 2019
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OneSleepyHippo
Quebec City, Canada60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
This is a great little museum, with videos, historical artifacts and provides a great deal of content for anyone interested in the history of French settlement and influence in North America. I highly recommend visiting this museum.
Written 9 December 2018
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