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. Put New World Museum (Musee du Nouveau-Monde) and other La Rochelle attractions into our La Rochelle online trip builder , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A beautiful Museum, rich collections and very good explanations, a warm and professional welcome!
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  • This vast Museum installed in a magnificent Mansion is mainly dedicated to relations between the France and the Americas (especially North America and West Indies, little about South America), as well as slavery. Beautiful objects and documents of interest make it enjoyable and instructive visit.
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  • We paid our €7 entrance fee which comes with a free audio guide and set off to look throughout this lovely old house which explains the settlement of the Americas by the French. The highlight for me w...  more »
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  • A very interesting museum with history focused on La Rochelle and a perfect way to spend a rainy day.
  • A small but elegant place
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  • Very interesting. Very sharp at the historical level, ask a few hours or several visits if you want to read all the signs.
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  • Interesting but a little long and too many topics... you get lost a little!
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