Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie, Cayenne

(4.3/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
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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  • a museums of old outdated scent, I love...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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  • Departmental Museum located in a typical colonial post building on historical monuments, with louvered wooden, broken down by the breeze. It overlooks the Palm square, right next to the Town Hall. Friendly staff very local color. Inside the impressive taxidermiques collections. A few copies of the local flora. All with many explanations for the scope of the general public. The 1st floor is worth, on the history of Guyana. With a very educational exhibition on the prison and the Guyanese epic. There is one of the deadliest battles of this story between the France and the Brazilians in 1895. The cemetery of Cayenne has always a square dedicated to the french soldiers died to defend a territory disputed by the Brazil. An hour and a half of pedagoqie and history. Worth Andel54
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  • The Museum is unquestionably in its "juice", and this is what gives it a unique charm. The creole House that houses dating from the early 1900s is beautiful, the collections of the Museum are tired and probably a bit outdated (1903!), but the atmosphere and the beauty of the scene do all the magic. Recommend during a visit to Cayenne. In 2022, the Museum should disappear in favor of new places, more modern, it is a shame...
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