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“Fascinating museum of early 20th century shops”

Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois
Ranked #1 of 39 things to do in Rochefort
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 7, 2016

Visited a Sunday in August when it was very quiet as everyone else at the beach. About 6€ entry and 2€ for an audio guide in English. There is also plenty of info around in English too. Divided into different shops and services such as a surgery and a bar there is loads of interesting memorabilia perfectly displayed. Friendly staff who spoke English and a good souvenir shop. Recommended for couples or families.

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Reviewed July 25, 2016

Visited there with my wife and we really enjoyed the experience. With English audio,we could Staff were very helpful and it was not too busy on a Monday. Would recommend it!

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Reviewed October 8, 2015

Spent a rainy afternoon visiting this museum of old commercial shops and establishments from the early 1900s France.. Everything is set out well and information is in English as well as French. The detail in each of the displays is exceptional and suitable for all ages. I recommend this museum to all.

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Reviewed October 8, 2015

This museum really gives the visitor a sense of France's recent past covering many important categories of life: education, food, employment, child rearing, religion. A visit teaches one as much about France's present as it does its recent past. Go and enjoy.

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Reviewed October 5, 2015

This contains recreations of 15 or so shops and businesses from the early 1900's and is set out over 3 floors of an old industrial building in the centre of Rochefort. The descriptions on te exhibits are in English as well as French, and there is also a very good audio guide. It is a great place to spend an hour or so, and would be suitable for all ages.

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