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Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois

12 rue Rene Lesson, 17300 Rochefort, France
+33 5 46 83 91 50
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This museum is what I'm all about!!!! It was different, historical, and hands on (ish). I was so... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
McKinley M
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Great museum with solid set up and lots to look at

A step back in history. Really well done. Thought-provoking. Like a time machine. Close your mind... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
CyuutBen
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12 rue Rene Lesson, 17300 Rochefort, France
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

This museum is what I'm all about!!!! It was different, historical, and hands on (ish). I was so engaged the entire time, pay extra and get the audio guide, without that it wouldn't have been as cool. I loved the concept and the lay out...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

A step back in history. Really well done. Thought-provoking. Like a time machine. Close your mind to the outside world and fall through time back to another life. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 16 June 2017

The museum is located in a side street (R.Lesson) off Rue Audrey de Puyravault which is directly behind the tourist information office building (where there's a large free car park opposite). The lady behind reception was very friendly and spoke good English. For an additional...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

You should not hesitate to have a look with your children (+4 yrs old), as the Museum des Commerces d'autrefois is going to take you back to you childwood

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

This very fine museum offers displays of artefacts, furniture and settings of shops and trades of the XIXth or eraly XXth century. It's a real opportunity of discovery for children and of nostalgia for grown ups.

1  Thank jf_merle
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Very very enjoyable museum. The displays are brilliantly put together, the only downside is you want to touch everything, and wander through the mock shops. I want them to still be open!! Not too large so our small children enjoyed it too and it didn’t...More

1  Thank Woodabell
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

Visited a Sunday in August when it was very quiet as everyone else at the beach. About 6€ entry and 2€ for an audio guide in English. There is also plenty of info around in English too. Divided into different shops and services such as...More

1  Thank TedandFreesia
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Visited there with my wife and we really enjoyed the experience. With English audio,we could Staff were very helpful and it was not too busy on a Monday. Would recommend it!

Thank BrendanO
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Reviewed 8 October 2015

Spent a rainy afternoon visiting this museum of old commercial shops and establishments from the early 1900s France.. Everything is set out well and information is in English as well as French. The detail in each of the displays is exceptional and suitable for all...More

Thank puynavard
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Reviewed 8 October 2015

This museum really gives the visitor a sense of France's recent past covering many important categories of life: education, food, employment, child rearing, religion. A visit teaches one as much about France's present as it does its recent past. Go and enjoy.

Thank epodwill
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Yes, definitely, and a very nice one indeed
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12 October 2015|
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Response from seb t | Property representative |
Horaires d'ouverture : jusqu'au 31 octobre, tous les jours 10-12 h et 14-19 h. Fermé le dimanche matin. du 1/11 au 31/12/2015 tous les jours 10-12 h et 14-18 h. Fermé le dimanche matin Musée fermé en janvier. Cordialement
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