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Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie

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Address: 1 Av Du General Charles de Gaulle, Cayenne 97300, French Guiana
Phone Number: +594 594 29 59 14
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Situated in Cayenne near the very beautiful Place des Palmistes, within a...

Situated in Cayenne near the very beautiful Place des Palmistes, within a beautiful Creole house bought in 1884 from Gustave Franconie to the government, the Alexandre-Franconie Museum is a concentrate of french Guyana : nature, culture and history. Other patrimonial place could be visited : - Espace Joseph HO-TEN-YOU - Fort Diamant - Maison natale de Félix Eboué. More informations in our website.

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2015
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Chandigarh, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

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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Paramaribo, Suriname
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014 via mobile

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013

It's central--just off the main square. The rooms upstairs give a better sense of history, including the penal colony system. Downstairs you're treated to pickled everything (two headed animals) and stuffed everything (unfortunate animals). A little sideshow-ish, but not a bad option on a slow day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2013

Midtown, an excellent museum, where you really get a good impression and knowledge of Cayenne's life, flora and fauna. Not pretentious, very good mantained, nice building and an exeptional good collection, specially of insects!! Must do!!

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