Jacques Cartier Manor House

Saint-Malo, France

The Jacques Cartier Manor House is the only existing property wich belonged to Cartier, the discoverer of Canada, in 1534. It’s a rare example of a great 16th century explorer’s home. Jacques Cartier opened up the North American continent to the French via the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The manor house has been restored and furnished to illustrate both the everyday life and the travels of its famous owner. From the kitchen with its red clay floor, to the explorer’s bedroom, this museum has lost none of its period charm.



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Founded: 16th century
Category: Museums in France


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Stephane Mont (20 months ago)
1 visite à 11h et une visite à 15h pas possible de visiter ce lieu antre ces horaires. Dommage
philippe sfez (2 years ago)
Lieu sans prétention et pourtant chargé d'histoire. Venez vous replonger dans la demeure du découvreur du Canada.
Vincent DODARD (2 years ago)
Musée super sympa, les visites sont guidées du coup ça ajoute un certain charme. Tombé dessus par hasard lors d'une ballade à vélo nous avons poussé la porte car il pleuvait des cordes (phénomène jamais vu en Bretagne). On ne s'attendait à rien mais nous avons vraiment bien aimé et apprit des choses
biankha Guilbert (2 years ago)
Après-midi jeu gratuite avec les enfants (4 et 7 ans). Très sympathique et intéressante. Nous avons appris beaucoup de choses sur les jeux au XVIeme siècle et nous avons joué ensemble. Les fiches sont bien faites, et les animateurs présents en costume ne sont pas avares de conseils. Les jardins du manoir sont très jolis et bucoliques. Merci pour cette activité qui permet de se rendre au manoir Jacques Cartier avec les plus petits dans faire la visite et ainsi les initier à l'histoire de leur ville.
Val Maros (2 years ago)
Very nice historical residence. It just wasn't clear that tours are only given at specific times each day. It was also conducted in French..they did give us an English written document to try and follow along with the tour group.
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