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New World Museum (Musee du Nouveau-Monde)

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very inteersting museum

This museum enlights the relations between la Rochelle and Northern America. The presentation is... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2018
Serge L

Contains many interesting items such as pictures photos,furniture and curiosities telling the story... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2018
Michael S
London, United Kingdom
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10 rue Fleuriau | Hotel Fleuriau, 17000, La Rochelle, France
+33 5 46 41 46 50
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum explains the links between La Rochelle and the New World, with a historical passage between the Old World and its link to the slave trade with the Americas of the times. A wonderful use of one of the buildings of the major players...More

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Reviewed July 16, 2018

This museum enlights the relations between la Rochelle and Northern America. The presentation is very well organized. Must be of special interest for people coming from USA or Canada.

Thank Serge L
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

The exploration of La Rochelle's involvement in the slave trade is handled sensitively. The museum is am impressive building of considerable age - just note the crooked staircase as an example of this - but well worth a visit. The audio guide is free and...More

Thank JPH1984
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Contains many interesting items such as pictures photos,furniture and curiosities telling the story of france and the slave trade. Exhibition also focused on indiginous north american peoples.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed June 2, 2018

This was a very good surprise as the building itself is of interest as its original owners were wealthy merchants with dealings in the Americas. This museum has great pieces from the new world and you get a good perspective (especially from visitors from the...More

Thank Valere81
Reviewed May 18, 2018

We had already visited the Beaux Art Museum which was 100% excellent with very chatty and knowledgeable assistants who told us lots we would otherwise never have known. Indeed the women on the desk at the New World Museum were very helpful and friendly. However...More

1  Thank Alan R
Reviewed April 26, 2018

The museum describes the relationship between that part of France and the Americas, both Canada and the West Indies, with a substantial amount on the slave trade and on Canada's First Nations. The exhibits are well-researched and attractively presented. The museum building was the home...More

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Reviewed January 21, 2018

We paid our €7 entrance fee which comes with a free audio guide and set off to look throughout this lovely old house which explains the settlement of the Americas by the French. The highlight for me was the mainly black and white photographs of...More

Thank DifromBrisbane
Reviewed November 5, 2017

The history of France's role in the slave trade, the involvement of slaves in the French owner's lives - mostly in the sugar plantations of the Carribean, and the timelines noted for the ending of such a form of commerce, were clearly presented in several...More

Thank K M V
Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

This museum, based in an imposing chateaux in La Rochelle, illustrates well the history of French involvement in the slave trade. An English audio guide is available and essential for those who cannot translate all the French information boards. Sadly, the audio numbers are not...More

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