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Fascinating small museum

Fascinating if small on how local tourism developed on the island from the late C19th - pictures of... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2015
London, United Kingdom
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Good for a rainy day

We didn't know much of the history of Ile de Re before we went so we found this museum very... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2015
Shelagh N
Aylesford, United Kingdom
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16 Jul 2018
“Concise museum”
24 Jun 2018
“A concise and interesting history of the town”
13 avenue Victor Bouthillier, 17410 Saint Martin de Re, Ile de Re, France
+33 5 46 09 21 22
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Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Fascinating if small on how local tourism developed on the island from the late C19th - pictures of the ferries before the bridge are evocative - as well as pictures of the hard agricultural life that preceded it. Interesting juxtaposition with history of the prisoners...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

We didn't know much of the history of Ile de Re before we went so we found this museum very interesting it was also nice to be warm and dry for a couple of hours as the weather was awful for the 4 days of...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

We were the only people in this charming museum on a sunny morning in August. A great shame: a fascinating insight into a place with a surprising amount of history. Beautiful garden too.

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

A wonderful island with a rich history and great wildlife. So why such an average museum? Worth a quick tour, but the rest of the island is more worthy of your time. A missed opportunity in my view.

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

Well presented history of the island but it would have been nice to see more of the old building to which new museum is attached.

Date of experience: May 2013
1  Thank LMorris59
Reviewed 31 August 2012

The great great grandfather of George Washington was from here! The Yorktown battlefield had been his farm. Well worth a trip, nice walks, fabulous food priced right, craft brews and red and white wines. Can't take a bad picture. Dave in TOSA,WI USA

Date of experience: March 2012
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