Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie, Cayenne

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Museum · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
Dedicate to preserving the cultural heritage of French Guiana, Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie exhibits local history, animal life, and archaeological remains. Inaugurated in 1901, this museum is one of the oldest cultural institutions in Guiana. A stuffed black alligator greets you at the entrance into the first room, dedicated to vertebrate animals. Go to the history room to find a model depicting Cayenne in 1789. Plan to see Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie and other attractions that appeal to you using our Cayenne holiday app.
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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.....  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Les dames m'ont accueilli avec le sourire. Un accent charmeur avec ça ! Les horaires ont cependant changés mais des étiquettes sont disponibles auprès d'elles. Horaires donc à changer au plus vite svp sur le site du musée et également sur Google map. Merci.

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