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A trip back in time: Canadian History.

We visited here about 20 years ago: returning this year, we were pleasantly surprised at how the... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
CanadianTraveller114
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Ottawa, Canada
A good way to spend a day

Going on our experience of Beamish in the north east of England, we expected a lot of this historic... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
Skiers356
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Derby, United Kingdom
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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...more
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95, rue Saint-Georges, Chambord, Quebec G0W 1G0, Canada
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

We visited here about 20 years ago: returning this year, we were pleasantly surprised at how the village has been developed. More artifacts, interpretation, and a new building with a restaurant and a short movie. Don't miss the gondola ride to the top of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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valjalbert, Customer service at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Dear CanadianTraveller114, Thank you very much for your comment. Hopefully we will see you before the next 20 years and during the season of our local chocolate blueberries! Best regards, Karine Villeneuve

Reviewed 31 August 2018

Going on our experience of Beamish in the north east of England, we expected a lot of this historic village. Everywhere was immaculate and well kept but they coudl certainly learn a thing or two from Beamish regarding how to display and project the village....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Skiers356
Michele C, Directeur général at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thank you for your comments Skiers356. We have already visited the web site and will certainly take a closer look at Beamish to get inspired for our development..

Reviewed 21 August 2018

We believe that this is a great place to learn about the paper mill's functioning and the way the mill dominated the life in and organisation of the company village. We did not take the bus ride to explore the park but I have the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Michele C, Directeur général at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Dear Jenaipas, We're glad you appraciated Val-Jalbert. Thank you for sharing your comments with us.

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Spent a nice day learning about life in the early 1900s. Very nice site with lots of info to describe how life was. Don’t miss the little presentation by actors at the school and convent. All in all a very nice visit of about 4...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Michele C, Directeur général at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Dear Mr. Martin G, Thank you for sharing your comments with us.

Reviewed 14 August 2018

We visited Val-Jalbert as part of a bicycle tour. Expectations were not high based on the information we had which made Val Jalbert that much more of a surprise, Very peaceful, very safe with a waterfall higher than Niagra, wished we could have spent more...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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valjalbert, Responsable relations clients at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Hello Mike W, We're glad to read that you enjoyed your stay in the village ! We have a lot of people that does the bicycle tour on the Véloroute des Bleuets and stop on their way to stay for a night at Val-Jalbert. Thank...More

Reviewed 21 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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valjalbert, Responsable relations clients at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

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

Reviewed 13 July 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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valjalbert, Responsable relations clients at Village historique de Val-Jalbert, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

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

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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

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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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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