Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie, Cayenne

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Specialty Museum
Dedicate to preserving the cultural heritage of French Guiana, Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie exhibits local history, animal life, and archaeological remains. Inaugurated in 1901, this museum is one of the oldest cultural institutions in Guiana. A stuffed black alligator greets you at the entrance into the first room, dedicated to vertebrate animals. Go to the history room to find a model depicting Cayenne in 1789. To visit Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie and get the most from your holiday in Cayenne, create itinerary details personal to you using our Cayenne trip itinerary builder.
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  • during the holidays, I'm taking my 3 small children at the Museum in order to occupy them the visit is always very appreciated by children because in addition to the animals and insects in our French Guiana, memorable history on the penal colony on the islands of salvation they Saint Laurent... models, paintings arouse their curiosity and questions are surprising... very recommended visit a small downside, however : a small leaflet for visitors would be appreciated
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  • Every visit I rediscovered this Mecca of Guyana. Our history and our heritage are on display. Very nice overview of the fauna and flora of this immense Department of 90.000km2 A must see
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  • a museums of old outdated scent, I love... the staff friendly and helpful, even if this museum is not huge, it a quaint atmosphere that takes us 'to the old time'. I like a lot.
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  • It's all part of the history of Guyana that we is told through pictures of models and stories of Mr. Albert SALBERT.
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  • in this museum you will discover the history of Guyana next to the place of the Palm to two cables the Cathedral Holy Savior of Cayenne will add a positive note to your unforgettable stay in French Amazon.
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