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Musee Laperouse

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An interesting hisstorical sidelight

Laperouse has a special interest for Australians because his visit to Botany Bay in 1788 coincided... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
lananarry
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Sydney
A must-see for historians

This little museum is tucked away, but worth seeking out. We learned a lot about an important... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
53Shadrach
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London, Canada
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41 rue Porta | Square Botany Bay, 81000, Albi, France
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

Laperouse has a special interest for Australians because his visit to Botany Bay in 1788 coincided with the recent arrival of Arthur Phillip who established British settlement in Austraia. This museum tells the story from the French viewpoint and so provides a different perspective from...More

Thank lananarry
Reviewed 4 March 2018

The museum is a short walk from the cathedral, over the bridge. Once there, you get a great view of the river, weir, bridges, cathedral and palace. The museum is in the aptly named "Square Botany Bay". The museum is run by an enthusiastic and...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

This little museum is tucked away, but worth seeking out. We learned a lot about an important figure in French exploration . It would be helpful if more English translations were provided, but we managed with our limited knowledge of French

Thank 53Shadrach
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Very helpful attendant at the reception. Full of interesting facts about an ill fated final voyage of a great French Explorer and seaman. I knew nothing about this man until I visited this museum where I found a wealth of information. I do partly agree...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Recommend reading a brief biography of his life and his last voyage before visiting . Was very interesting how much has been determined, and found, about his last voyage. The historical timing should be taken into context, LaPerouse and Lafayette had just helped with the...More

Thank Mashoe
Reviewed 20 September 2017

A nice little museum with a welcoming custodian. Lots to see, but it would help if there were English translations not just info in French. This seems to be a common theme in French museums, they do not cater for other nationalities

Thank Gloria U
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This small but comprehensive museum houses documents, artefacts, models, maps and other paraphernalia from the great expeditions of Laperouse. A must see for those who are interested in maritime history. Coming from Australia, it was interesting to learn so much about this man who had...More

Thank suzannegai
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Beautiful not to small not to big, with amazing paintings and the building is so worth it to see it too.

Thank Adventure1212
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I was a bit surprised to see a museum to Laperouse in an inland city in France, but when I discovered he was born in Albi, I made the effort to visit. There are very many mementos of his life and especially his trip to...More

2  Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 6 June 2016

This is a small museum dedicated to the exploration of the Pacific by French navigators and particular the Comte de Laperouse. The information is well presented, but it was the enthusiasm and helpfulness of the staff that led to me giving a five star rating...More

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