Site de la Nouvelle-France

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SLucey
8 contributions
Great gem off the beaten track
Jul. 2019 • Couples
Well worth the trip. Understanding French is helpful but don't let it stop you from coming. The facility and actors are so genuine you'll enjoy it immensely. The food in their cafeteria was delicious. Saguenay tortière was homemade. Yummy!
Written July 27, 2019
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dms666
Ottawa, Canada372 contributions
Well done re-creation of New France (if you speak French)
Aug. 2018 • Couples
My wife and I visited here in August 2018.

The site is a re-creation of Samuel de Champlain's original Quebec City settlement. Various actors portray roles in the village - cook, merchant, Huron woman, etc.

A shuttle bus takes visitors from the main building to the (upper) village. One can walk down to the lower village and hop on the shuttle bus to get back to the start.

As a group visits their locations, the actors launch into a speech describing themselves and life in the village. This is all in French, of course. My wife translated for me as they spoke as best she could. However, not speaking French, you will lose out on almost everything that is said.

We did approach several to ask questions in English about the village and they were happy and able to respond in English. Through the speeches and direct discussions, we were able to learn a lot about the hard life settlers faced in New France.

Luckily, we were the first to get to the Huron longhouse so we were able to get a long time with the Huron woman in English. That was very enlightening. We got to see and handle all sorts of tools and weapons.

We had lunch at the on-site cafeteria, which was delicious.
Written August 13, 2018
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Gregory D
Holland, MI4 contributions
Experience "New France" of the seventeenth century!
Aug. 2017 • Family
The actors were fantastic! The guide, Mr. Dan, led our group in English. The actors (one in the long house, one in the kitchen, and the priest) each played their roles well and entertained our children with stories and humor. The site is beautiful. If you have seen the film Black Robe, you will recognize the sites on tour. A production on Samuel de Champlain is in the works during summer 2017. A great site that makes history come alive.
Written August 5, 2017
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geoffdemanser
Mortlake, Australia568 contributions
Interesting for the history enthusiast
Jul. 2017 • Family
This is a really interesting place for the history enthusiast.
It is a recreation of the original site that Camplain founded in Québec in 1609.
If you're interested in the history of Québec since it was first settled by the French then this place is perfect for you.
We really enjoyed our personal tour with our guide and found that we were able to understand a great deal more about the local area and the proud french traditions that have carried through to today.
Good value but not a great deal for kids.
Written July 17, 2017
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Itzik L
Tel Aviv, Israel3,789 contributions
for childeren
Aug. 2016 • Family
nice place and good to know the history of Quebec
the tour is withe old bus to the place that the firs immigration came to Quebec
it's take 1:30 hours' check at there site for the times that they speak English
the view is amazing but the tour is to long and not for tourist!
Written September 12, 2016
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smalltownusatx
Jefferson, TX33 contributions
Last day of season
Aug. 2016 • Couples
Although the site does not have a lot of reviewers , we found our experience to be wonderful. There were no English guided tours but it did not matter. The 6 interpreters were gracious to explain in English , were quite knowledgeable about the site and fully explained the importance of the archeology and the historical role. We took the nice wooded hike to the various sites , all within a stones throw of the fjord shoreline.

Unfortunately ccc We did not enjoy the Spectacle as we had hoped. But without translation for this.
Written August 29, 2016
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Isabelle M
Gatineau, Canada28 contributions
Archaeological dig
Aug. 2015 • Couples
To appreciate this site one must see the 1991 film " The Black Robe"" where
Samauel de Champlain provides for a Jesuit priest to embark on a voyage to a Huron
Settlement.. In the Longhouse we get to touch with our hands the early tools used in every day survival.and how they were made...Impressive..
the Huron guide also told the story of the Loon And did its call. The movie set stayed..
There is still an archaeologist working on site.. See beginning of Canada..
Written August 23, 2015
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SamPam12
Asheville, NC20 contributions
Great tours very interesting
Jul. 2012 • Couples
A great tour! the English tours are only at 9am and 3:30pm, but are really well done. We learned so much and enjoyed it all along the way. The characters in costume also maintain their act so well you really worry about your soul and surviving the winter. Would be fantastic for families too.
Written July 21, 2012
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