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Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie

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1 Av Du General Charles de Gaulle, Cayenne 97300 French Guiana
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Reslysten54 wrote a review Nov. 2018
Vienna, Virginia1,678 contributions327 helpful votes
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It may be small, but it covers history, ethnology, archaeology, flora and fauna, mining, the Cayenne Penal Colony and so forth. It is an old-style museum with stuffed animals, snakes in jars, and no a/c. Signs are almost entirely in French, but most displays require little interpretation. Most interesting in my view, the originals of Francis Lagrange's paintings--a convict on Ile Royale--are housed on the second floor. They effectively convey the harshness of prison life in vivid colors. Also interesting is the meticulous scale model of Cayenne in 1789.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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henrivantilburg wrote a review Dec. 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands282 contributions77 helpful votes
The building itself is nice and located in the centre. The stuffed animals were not very well preserved and all the signs are in French. Upstairs There is a bit of history of cayenne, including a part of history of which they seemed to be very proud. How they defeated the Dutch, oh dear we have done it again! don't forget to go through the corridor to the Butterfly and bugs collection that was the nicest part of the exhibitions. besides that it was the only air-conditioned room.
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Date of experience: December 2016
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ChandigarhByCycle wrote a review Sep. 2015
Chandigarh, India11 contributions5 helpful votes
I found most attractions of French Guiana refer to the history of French here, this museums talks about native culture and way of life here. One can also find life-sized models of animals here. The special section on insects and butterflies kept in drawers is a must see!
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Date of experience: July 2015
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RCTA wrote a review May 2015
Erlanger, Kentucky148 contributions40 helpful votes
Small city, but interesting. We drove all the way from Paramaribo and have some time to visit this place while we were in Cayene. Very nice, exhibit items are properly placed which make the place become more interesting.
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Date of experience: November 2014
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KGB777 wrote a review Oct. 2014
Singapore, Singapore41,792 contributions2,747 helpful votes
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There's not a lot to do in Cayenne and so visiting the 2 museums in the city centre becomes quite an attractive option. This one has an interesting display on prisoners in the Isles du Salut upstairs. Unfortunately all the signs are in French but you get the general idea. Various pickled and stuffed animals downstairs.
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