New World Museum (Musee du Nouveau-Monde), La Rochelle

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Opened to the public in the year 1982, the New World Museum (Musee du Nouveau-Monde) is a French museum in the Hotel Fleuriau, and was originally a mansion. Decorated with French furniture as well as American Colonial furniture, the museum is replete with a variety of pictures, paintings, and prints that were collected during conquests made at La Rochelle in the 16th Century. The museum is also equipped with a staircase and a gate that was classified as a historical monument as of 16th December 1950. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, La Rochelle holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the New World Museum (Musee du Nouveau-Monde) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Like so many big maritime towns and cities, the slave trade was the source of much wealth. La Rochelle has such a history and the museum is set in the home of a plantation owner. So an interesting jux...  more »
  • This museum is really about La Rochelle's role in the slave trade, but since this is still a very sensitive issue, I guess they chose a name that would be less upsetting. I found it fascinating, and i...  more »
  • Visiting this museum reminded me of Churchill's comment: This pudding has no theme. And that's the way we felt about our visit here. First, the layout of the museum is somewhat erratic and the guide i...  more »
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  • A small but elegant place
  • Very nice temporary exhibition. Warm welcome. Box locker room for a visit without coats or bulky bag.
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  • Beautiful must see
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  • This small museum is worth a visit. You will discover the exciting story of la Rochelle. A must see.
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