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Village historique de Val-Jalbert

95, rue Saint-Georges, Chambord, Quebec G0W 1G0, Canada
+1 888-675-3132
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A visit back in time at the historic village of Val-Jalbert!

After a delicious lunch in Roberval, we arrived at this village around 1:30 p.m. We were 2 adults... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
beaucaboo
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Montreal, Canada
Really special place ...

We stayed in one of the houses in Val Jalbert park and loved the whole experience. The apartment... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
happy_to_travel_8
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Belfast, N. Ireland
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Travel back to 1927 with the help of colourful characters who will reveal the secrets of this authentic company village with its forty original buildings. Celebrating its 100th birthday this year, the Saint-Georges de Val-Jalbert convent-school has resisted the hazards of time, and remains one of the best preserved buildings in the village. You'll be amazed by the Ouiatchouan Falls, which are higher than Niagara. Ride the cable car to the summit of the mountain and discover the breathtaking panorama. Live the magic of the immersive multimedia show with its illumination of the artefacts in the mill -- and the life of the workers! 110 Years later and Val-Jalbert is now home to a mini hydroelectric power plant, a plant that is to helping to insure the sustainability of the tourist experience. The discovery of this jewel of architectural integration takes place over the course of a walk featuring a series of interpretive devices. Lookouts and perches provide spectacular views of the Ouiatchouan Falls and the river. This walk offers visitors a historical, industrial, technical, socio-economic, environmental and even an artistic perspective -- in short, a global view of the project.
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“ghost town” (7 reviews)
“lac st” (3 reviews)
“few hours” (2 reviews)
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95, rue Saint-Georges, Chambord, Quebec G0W 1G0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a delicious lunch in Roberval, we arrived at this village around 1:30 p.m. We were 2 adults. The parking lot was 99% full. A very good sign! $ 32.50 per adult. Not cheap but well worth it! Firstly, we took a mini train ride...More

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valjalbert, Responsable relations clients at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Bonjour beaucaboo, We're glad you took time to write us a comment. The village is, you're right, absolutely worth it ! Thank you for dressing a really good brief description of the village. Laurie-Anne Villeneuve Customer Service

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in one of the houses in Val Jalbert park and loved the whole experience. The apartment was lovely and the history tour around the park really interesting- such a special, inspiring past and such a sad end to an idyllic village. Our stay...More

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valjalbert, Responsable relations clients at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello happy_to_travel_8, We're glad you took some of your time to write us a comment ! Lot of people decide to take the option of taking the cable car to go on top of the hill, and then take the 764 steps to go down...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Located on the south side of Lac St.Jean, about 1.5 hours from Saguenay. This pulp mill town operated from around 1901-1927. It was a company town with homes built for the workers, a convent school, church, general store, etc. From the Welcome Centre, a trolley...More

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valjalbert, Responsable relations clients at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Hi Douglas D, We're so happy to read your comment ! Thank you for taking the time to send us a review. We are glad you loved your visit and enjoyed the immersive show and all our different activities. Best regards, Laurie-Anne Villeneuve Customer service

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

When we visited the village the weather was rather damp, but that did not detract one little bit from our enjoyment. On arrival reception was very efficient, and we boarded a 'bus to take us to the mill with an informative commentary pointing out features...More

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valjalbert, Responsable des relations clients at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2017

Hi melvillecot, Thank you for sharing with us your comment ! It's a pleasure to read you enjoyed your time here in Val-Jalbert and that the immersive show was the best youhave seen for many years ! We hope to see you again, Laurie-Anne Villeneuve...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

We visited this historic village about 10 years ago and noticed many improvements made since. What used to be the shop floor of the former factory is now an exhibition hall. More old houses were brought back from the brink and restored. The grounds, the...More

Thank Andreas G
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valjalbert, Responsable des relations clients at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Hello Andreas G, We are glad to know you've enjoyed your visit of Val-Jalbert! We got the visit of «Kéroul» at the beginning of the summer season to evaluate the accessibility of our buildings. You can find on their website all the reports about our...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

A must to see and visit Lots of photo opportunites Great interaction with the historical actors and staff

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valjalbert, Responsable des relations clients at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Hi Hammond01, Thank you for sharing with us your comment. It's a pleasure to read you enjoyed your time here in Val-Jalbert. We hope to see you again, Laurie-Anne Villeneuve Customer Service

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

This place is well preserved, with school, post office, mill, houses etc all on there original site. Our daughter loved the falls, and the movie show. Very built for tourist with rich information and facilities.More

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valjalbert, Responsable des relations clients at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Hi zoe z, We're glad you loved your experience in Val-Jalbert with your daughter, and we're happy to know you enjoyed the Ouiatchouan and Maligne Falls, and the immersive show in the mill. We hope to have the chance to see you again ! Best...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

We really enjoyed this village. It is a true ghost town with lots of history. The entrance fee is reasonable especially if you are staying at their accommodations or campground. The signs have English and the show at the mill has headphones so you can...More

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valjalbert, Responsable des relations clients at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Hi cudgee, Thank you for sharing with us your comment ! We're glad you appreciated your stay in Val-Jalbert. The falls at night are really impressive, we are happy you enjoyed it and all our facilities for our English customers (headphones, traductions, app, etc.). Hope...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Wonderful sight, lots to do/see so give yourself enough time to explore the village and take the cable car to the top of the mountain for some nice views of the valley. Overall we really enjoyed our time and would come back again!

Thank Dan F
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valjalbert, Responsable relations clients at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hi Dan F, Thank you for your comment. The cable car is a real must, you're right ! We're happy you enjoyed your visit in Val-Jalbert and hope to see you again if you come back in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. Best regards, Laurie-Anne Villeneuve Customer Service

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

We were very impressed by this well-preserved 1920s industrial village. Unlike many historical villages this one is in its original site, with original buildings, though with some renovations so as to accommodate overnight visitors. Nor is the natural setting neglected -- a cable car takes...More

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valjalbert, Responsable relations clients at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Hi winst0n4, Tank you for sharing with us your comments about your experience in Val-Jalbert. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and the visit of VJ. Nature is really important for us and the cable car is a good way to explore some of...More

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