Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie, Cayenne
(4.3/5 based on 35+ 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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  • Nice reception staff, tickets are not always printed, so it's free: do not leave without putting a small room in the trunk... First wildlife of Guyana: apart from the enormous crocodile Museum hosted two months ago a naturalized jaguar (the unfortunate has had a car accident!): two Taxidermists came from the continent to make his case. It is beautiful! Beautiful birds, especially the toucan (impossible to see in the wild generally). A lot of things. Then the entomology room which has two qualities: it is air conditioned and you refreshed but mostly she has beautiful specimens of insects (especially FAT). It's quite educational. On the first floor, Amerindians and Maroons black objects, a beautiful model from Cayenne in the seventeenth century BUT ESPECIALLY the twenty paintings of FLAG (Francis Lagrange) who painted the life of labor. My favorite: "home boy", funny. When the hospital Zoe Martial will be grouped all the museums of Cayenne it will be great. In any case you run to the Museum Franconi
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  • Cheap, even free day where we have done. This small museum, an hour of visit, is very pretty and very synthetic. It helps to have an overview on wildlife (naturalized animals) and Guyanese history. Perfect for children. Well placed between the place of Palm kernels, the old port and the market. A caring staff.
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  • Museum to A discover. Real discovery of Guiana throughout its history, its wildlife, its Amazon rainforest.
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