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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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  • Our guide, Réjean a former inmate of the prison, gave us an unforgettable experience. The visit, punctuated by his experienced story kept us in suspense throughout our journey. A punch on the prison and visit the history of the old prison of Trois-Rivières. REJ, you were able to Captivate and inform your audience of teenagers! Thank YOU Michelle, MOM escort of a school group
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  • Don't miss out on this visit with your family and children, the guide who will tell you stories about the history of the prison and its inhabitants.
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  • Very interesting for teens, dads and moms. These are tours accompany d a guide, which are dynamic go. J ' I love my visit at the prison of trv.
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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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