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“Good Day of Music and Comedy”

Le Pays de la Sagouine
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Discover Acadian culture with the magic of characters immersing you into a whirlwind of music and theatre on a small island in Bouctouche. A theatrical village, Pays de la Sagouine is a fantastic reproduction of a fishing village in the era of prohibition. With more than 1.5 million visitors on Ile-aux-Puces since 1992, tourists and local people continue to return to relive the unique experience year after year. Le Pays de la Sagouine is : A cast of professional actors and colourful characters Spectacular theatre shows Live musical performances from local house band Engaging gossip and epic baffles Unforgettable history and Acadian accents from all over Stories and legends from the sea Feet-stomping kitchen parties Authentic Acadian Brunch and Buffets at L'Ordre du Bon Temps restaurant Picturesque views from the Patio A boutique offering local gift ideas
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We've been here a few times, our 1st time was a few years ago and we enjoyed it, a good day of Acadian History and Comedy Sketches and Music. On This years visit they seem to have changed the food menu in the canteen/take-out.. a lot less offerings they ran out of food a few times and slow service.. we we're disappointed wasn't the same as our other visits.. hopefully this is not the beginning of a decline ,as for the rest of the venue good place to spend a day.

Thank BERandDO_849
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

A beautiful setting for a wonderful story of a saint and a bootlegger.
The setting starts with a boardwalk over the water which leads
to a security person which guards the walkway.
Once you cross the boardwalk you arrive at the bakery which has wonderful scents while the baker is baking there are customers sitting at tables playing cards and this is where the story starts as you enjoy warm bread with molasses.
The next homes are the ladies in the story which are furnished as they would of been in the early 1800's from the wash bucket to the pedal sewing machine.
The tellers of the story are dressed in style and deliver the story as if you are really in that time period....so relax and enjoy.
There are two stages, one for music and the other for plays, unfortunately they had not started while I was visiting.
Well worth the visit.

Thank Fay T
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

As it was mid June this attraction was not normally open to the public but welcomed our pre-booked tour group of 32 and gave us the background to the Acadians and their style of life.

We had an interesting meal in the Acadian style followed by a glass of their special spirits and entertainment when we had the opportunity to learn to play the wooden spoons.

The actors were totally believable and great entertainers. An experience not to be missed.

Thank jamesfurze
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This site is a recreation of what life was like for Acadians in the mid 20th century, based around an award winning book in Acadian French. Costumed interpreters based on characters from the book give a glimpse into the struggles and joys of this vibrant culture. Their passion and pride is inspiring. The restaurant offers a buffet of traditional Acadian foods as well as more familiar North American fare. After lunch you can enjoy a live "kitchen party" with music and history intertwined. You might also learn to play the spoons! The recreated village is down a boardwalk (also available by shuttle) where there are recreated homes and businesses staffed by costumed interpreters. You might also be lucky enough to catch a traditional music performance.

Thank Marion A
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

We didn't know what to expect. Our first experience as we joined a group in the Hangar was an introduction to the spoons, fiddle and some heel, toe tapping to the beat of the musi - a down east kitchen party! We heard about what is was like in the past for the Acadians - speak French at home, but not when you go out! We had a ride out to the island and talked to the ladies working in the houses, tried some poutine rapee (nothing like the poutine with french fries and cheese), this one was a boiled ball of potato with some salted meat in the middle. Interesting and quite filling. We had a treat and listened to a band playing Acadian music while some kids were dancing. I couldn't help but dance myself! Loved every bit of this place. The buffet was very reasonably priced and they are set up to serve a large crowd. Highly recommend a visit.

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