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French culture & Maison Centrale provided by Duc Nguyen

French culture & Maison Centrale

French culture & Maison Centrale
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Established in the late 19th century by the French Colonial administration, the building's faded yellow façade and opal green shutters mask the horrors of imprisonment that occurred behind the walls. View the small cells, 6 feet by 6 feet (1.8 meters by 1.8 meters), and see the bed frames and straw mats where prisoners slept. Window shutters were kept closed and the prison was usually overcrowded. A prison guard, say “it is easy to die but hard "
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam. In the morning, we will meet at your hotel/hostel for breakfast. Then we will take you for a walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, you can enjoy the flavours of egg coffee and ice green tea on the sidewalk. We then will take you through an old street to see the day-to-day lives of small traders in the Old Quarter. We then explore ancient the French culture district which survived living in Hanoi for over a century. You can see the authentic relics of the old houses where French colonialists lived for decades. After we will visit Hoa Lo prison. The Hoa Lo Prison Museum, also known as Maison Centrale, played a significant role in the French colonial expansion of Vietnam. Many of Vietnam’s political prisoners were tortured and killed here. Afterward, during the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese used it to imprison American soldiers. Once we’re hungry, we will go to have lunch in Tran Hung Dao street, at a beautiful traditional Hanoi restaurant.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam. In the morning, we will meet at your hotel/hostel for breakfast. Then we will take you for a walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, you can enjoy the flavours of egg coffee and ice green tea on the sidewalk. We then will take you through an old street to see the day-to-day lives of small traders in the Old Quarter. We then explore ancient the French culture district which survived living in Hanoi for over a century. You can see the authentic relics of the old houses where French colonialists lived for decades. After we will visit Hoa Lo prison. The Hoa Lo Prison Museum, also known as Maison Centrale, played a significant role in the French colonial expansion of Vietnam. Many of Vietnam’s political prisoners were tortured and killed here. Afterward, during the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese used it to imprison American soldiers. Once we’re hungry, we will go to have lunch in Tran Hung Dao street, at a beautiful traditional Hanoi restaurant.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 124751P9
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Eggs coffee and Tibet tea the most wanted in Hanoi
  • Pho Bo/ Ga and Banh My is a fantastic food in Hanoi.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from any hotel in Hanoi.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Eggs coffee and Tibet tea the most wanted in Hanoi
  • Pho Bo/ Ga and Banh My is a fantastic food in Hanoi.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from any hotel in Hanoi.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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By: Duc Nguyen
DeeEllJee
DeeEllJee
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Brilliant tour!
I visited Hanoi with two of my friends, and we were so lucky to find Dien. He took us through old town to have some
rachael877
rachael877
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So worth it!!
I had the best time with Duc! The food was delicious, the beers were good and the company was even better. Also, as
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