New World Museum (Musee du Nouveau-Monde), La Rochelle
(4.1/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This museum can be visited in a few hours. Focus especially on Quebec but also on Acadia, the Louisiana, the Antilles, and California. Artifacts well presented; a nice collection of various items and clothing. Very affordable price to 6 euros.
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  • This museum, located in a beautiful old mansion, proves to be very interesting, well laid out and to understand the importance of La Rochelle in the trade with the West Indies, the Canada and the young United States. slavery is presented with fairness and dignity. This visit offers us a "exotic journey" through the centuries and our national story. Note that if you arrive a little late in the après-midi(fermeture à 17h.) and that you do not have time to finish your visit quietly (allow 2 hours) you can return the next day with your ticket, after post. Audio guides available.
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  • This beautiful Museum, installed in a beautiful Mansion from the 18th century, theme a little treats, original in french museums: relationships that maintained the France, and La Rochelle, with the Americas since the 16th century. Several aspects are presented: the role of La Rochelle in the slave trade, the discovery of Canada by Champlain restaurants,... There are also some beautiful rooms dedicated to the Indian peoples of America, (reminding that the new world was that from a point of view of occupant European). See again and again.
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  • This small museum is well worth the detour. Discover the fascinating history of la Rochelle. See.
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