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For who knows the Huguenot or descends from French Protestants, this monument is a must, otherwise, to go the museum first for the necessary historical background. By the way: 2... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bussum, The Netherlands
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Bussum, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

For who knows the Huguenot or descends from French Protestants, this monument is a must, otherwise, to go the museum first for the necessary historical background. By the way: 2 distinct ticket offices.

Thank dringdilara
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting gardens in a great setting. Previous time we were there gardens were great, but museum wanted to charge too much money.....

Thank Bob S
Townsville, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Set in the picturesque town of Franschoek, the drive to this momument is a pleasure. It gives the history of some of the first settlers to this area. Displaced by Catholic persecution, they fled to the Netherlands and later arrived in Cape Town. The beautifully crafted furniture and models of the homes they built give us an understanding of the... More 

Thank Morag R
Knysna, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Lovely monument and tidy gardens surrounding it. Information boards could be a bit better placed to appreciate what the monument represents.

Thank Trish C
Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

A small museum giving the history of The Huguenots takes just an hour but it's worth a look. It's interesting and well put together.

Thank suecQ1161ZE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

the memorial monument and museum are interesting quick reference elements to a rich heritage and struggle for freedom that brought brave souls to this part of Africa. The collection of authentic objects and documents reveal life as it was then and provide a glimpse into the Franschhoek history as well as the origins of the settlers. It is fascinating to... More 

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Coniston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Great to learn more about the history of Franschhoek and the influence of the Hugeuenots. Not high tech but interesting. It's worth asking to watch the video in the museum. The setting is magnificent.

Thank Sue H
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Although from a museological point of view the museum is super outdated, the content is nevertheless well worth a few hours. The history of the French Huguenots is fascinating and their influence on the country is massive. After the museum you can go for a wine tasting somewhere, the French brought vines (illegally exported from France) to sunny SA

Thank RenevS
Fish Hoek
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This building was originally in the center of Cape town and was brought to Franshoek , brick by brick and was reassembled in its current state. The building itself contains very little furniture as the Huguenots arrived with little more than the clothes on their backs. Many visitors go tho the building on the opposite side of the road to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

It only costs a handful of Rands to visit this beautiful piece of history but apart from the monument itself there's not much else. The museum is tiny, but very interesting, and the grounds are beautifully maintained. Very peaceful and relaxing

Thank Sarah D

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