Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie, Cayenne

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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 »
  • I found most attractions of French Guiana refer to the history of French here, this museums talks about native culture and way of life here. One can also find life-sized models of animals here. The sp...  more »
  • Small city, but interesting. We drove all the way from Paramaribo and have some time to visit this place while we were in Cayene. Very nice, exhibit items are properly placed which make the place beco...  more »
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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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