Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie, Cayenne
(4.2/5 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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  • The building itself is nice and located in the centre. The stuffed animals were not very well preserved and all the signs are in French. Upstairs There is a bit of history of cayenne, including a part...  more »
  • A Saturday after market, a stop at the County Museum, you think you for a few moments, error, so take your time, read, observe, discover, move from one room to the other and back, a beautiful discovery with free entry not to be missed.
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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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