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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  • October 6, 2017
    Actually I didn't like this Museum at all because I didn't expect at all to this! It is true that there is a lot of publicity about this Museum, with the exception of the building, is a mansion, we must look at tables on the Indians and I would say that the content is especially the theme of America. Compared to the Museum of natural history which lack of space, in this one there are plenty! In fact, in my view, is not a museum but rather an exhibition
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  • September 27, 2017
    very nice Museum, composed not only of paintings but also in the history of relations between the France and the United States, not to mention what binds us, including the construction of the statue of liberty. On the first floor take the time to stop and see a documentary on the seat of the city, and the famous painting of Paul Motte
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  • September 22, 2017
    Nice Museum in a former mansion. It tells the relationship between the France, la Rochelle, and the Americas, slavery, the Caribbean colonies, the native Americans... All explained on large panels. Objects, tables, furniture are presented in the many rooms of the Museum, on 3 floors. A must see.
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  • August 21, 2017
    A very interesting museum with history focused on La Rochelle and a perfect way to spend a rainy day.
  • August 4, 2017
    Very Interesting
  • April 5, 2017
    A small but elegant place
  • September 17, 2017
    Interesting Museum, with a diverse collection. Only downside: move silently will be complicated: such parquet of character tends to claim his presence in places! Place of exception in the city center. Visit for history lovers or for those who wish to learn more.
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  • August 28, 2017
    A highly interesting and richly endowed Museum. The memory aspect is present. Explanations on what was the adventure of the new France are accessible and interesting.
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To discover La Rochelle's rich architectural heritage, book your rooms at a stylish hotel near the city's picturesque old harbor. From there, you can easily explore the city's oldest areas, while remaining within easy walking distance of modern tourist attractions, such as the aquarium and natural history museum. If you're travelling on a limited budget, consider staying farther away from the old harbor, where you can choose from a selection of small inns, private B&Bs, and good-value hostels.
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