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La vieille prison de Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivieres
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Take a tour of La vieille prison de Trois-Rivières, one of the longest-operating prisons in Canada, and a now classified heritage building. The detention center opened in 1822, but despite ongoing improvements over the years, was closed in 1986. Take a guided tour through the cells and dungeons of the prison. Sometimes, a former inmate will deliver your tour, and will teach you about their personal experience of prison life. Be aware that some of the guides don't speak English, so tours are often delivered in French only. Use our Trois-Rivieres tour planner to visit La vieille prison de Trois-Rivières on your trip to Trois-Rivieres, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Old prison... not so old. Too professional visit guide certainly knowing his text but without that little extra that makes your visit attractive. It is a small prison, it was designed to accommodate 40 inmates. She is old in the sense where it has been commissioning in 1822 and closed in 1986 and she was left in the State all these years (apart from a few adjustments). Interesting to understand space and promiscuity of incarceration. But not typical or scoring for the discovery of the region by foreigners. This is more than a national monument as part of Canadian history.
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  • great visit with rejean guide. curious I am Java stayed longer to see all all all raccoints of the prison, unfortunately the time is short, a 2hre30 2hres would be more reasonable, so a price increase also .ca is really worth! My spouse who love loved never my ideas.
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  • Guide well represent very fun and informative family is a beautiful activities with adolescents they you like
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  • I was really looking forward to visiting this place but when we arrived to buy the tickets they told us children under 10 years old are not allowed because of the topics the guide talks about... my son is one year old, I really don't think he was going to understand anyway. What bothers me the most is that it is not mentioned anywhere.
  • A great very eclectic Museum. Several subjects treated as art, the Quebec comics, toys of the 1960s...
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  • The old prison: good price, informative, good length of visit, Kudos to Rej, our guide
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  • The visit to the prison is very informative and shocking.
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  • Clean and modern museum to visit. The exhibits are interesting and original.
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