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Chevalier House (Maison Chevalier)

Neighbourhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: 50 rue du Marche Champlain, Quebec City, Quebec G1K 8R1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 418-646-3167
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This structure, built as a home to Jean-Baptiste Chevalier in 1752 from two...

This structure, built as a home to Jean-Baptiste Chevalier in 1752 from two 17th-century structures, has been restored as a museum focusing on Quebec's history.

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Only open 2 1/2 months!

We went to visit the Maison Chevalier but it was closed! They were only opened from June 24th to September 5th... What a pity. We admired the outside, and went back to the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2016
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Weston, Florida
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Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We went to visit the Maison Chevalier but it was closed! They were only opened from June 24th to September 5th... What a pity. We admired the outside, and went back to the Place Royale and the Quartier du Petit Champlain.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

An interesting historical museum and free! Next to Place Royal so easy to visit after wandering round looking at the outsides of the buildings. Able to view an interior.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Small museum just south of Place Royale and the shops in that area. Museum of Civilization (admission charged) is just a few blocks north, which has another Quebecois / British North America themed exhibit larger than this place if visitors are so inclined. Admission here is free. As for the exhibit, it focused mostly on the colonial French Famiky that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This museum is open from June to September and is free. There are two floors to visit and gives you an insight of how they lived in the 18th and 19th century. The 1st floor is more interesting than the ground floor. We spent around 40mins there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This museum showcases how families lived in the 18th and 19th century. It also provides some history of the house itself. It took about 30 minutes to go through, was well set-up and it completely free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The Maison Chevalier gives you another perspective at a later time period, in the settlement of Quebec City. If you are a history buff, then it is well worth the visit to see what life was like in Quebec City for the middle class in the 18th and 19th centuries. The exhibit are well presented in English and French. The... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

The first floor of this old house-turned-hotel is underwhelming, but the second floor has several rooms showing Quebec house interiors throughout the centuries, and it's very cool. Plus, it's free and quick to visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Had an hour to kill waiting for my bus tour of Quebec to resume and it started raining. Decided to dodge the rain in this quaint FREE museum. Thank goodness it was free. Will echo other reviewers....not much to see here...some pretty neat artifacts on the first floor with an overview of the history of the building. The second floor... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Donations only museum. Very small museum but very well decorated. Interesting pieces. Definitely worth stopping in. Staff very friendly and accommodating.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

The French architecture of this 3-in-1 house is interesting but you have to have an interest in that to appreciate it. There's really not much to see inside. But it is free and you can warm up inside on your way up or down the hill.

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