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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  • May 22, 2017
    Don't change anything in this Museum in its juice (it keeps rare specimen in formalin jars) if it isn't anti - public schedules. Looks like they are designed against the people: Open Office & especially close on Wednesday afternoon on a case where the school children would pretend to be cultivated. Result a bloated staff caring for unique visitors that reads aloud the written explanation of the signs. Normal; If you come to the Museum, it's that you dry the school!
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  • March 3, 2017
    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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  • March 1, 2017
    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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  • March 11, 2017
    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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  • July 30, 2016
    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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