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“Fantastic setting and beautiful tribute to huguenots.”

The Huguenot Memorial Monument
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Being of French huguenot descent via the UK, it was interesting to visit the monument to the huguenots who fled persecution to settle in South Africa. Some elements of the interpretation of the symbols on this fine piece of architectural sculpture were dubious however. The cloister area behind the memorial is a wonderful place to sit and contemplate the hardships these settlers faced in settling the Franschhoek valley.

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Reviewed 4 June 2013

A lot of tourists stop on the roadside to take a photo of the monument but pay the tiny entry fee and come in for a stroll to help with the maintenance of the lovely gardens. The view is best late afternoon when the mountains in the background are lit by the setting sun.

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Reviewed 29 May 2013

Very interesting historical place. Takes you back to the early days of the French Huguenots and the Dutch settlers in this fertile and beautiful valley. Apart from the beautiful artifacts and antiques in the museum, the old house showcases life as it had been more than 200 years ago.

There is also a lovely indigenous garden with lots of birds and a variety of interesting plants that some people would never have seen before. It is well worth a visit and has pathways for long walks through the fynbos and under the shady trees.

The grounds were meticulously manicured and well kept. Very inviting for a picnic under the shady trees. Also worth a visit is the restaurant and tea garden. Do not rush. This is a piece of heaven where one ought to spend some time and take in the wonder of the surrounding mountains and the splendour of nature.

Thank Juanv v
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Some time ago, I took two overseas visitors sightseeing and one of the attractions that they insisted on seeing was Franschhoek and, in particular, the Huguenot Memorial Monument.

As is well know, the central female figure symbolises the French Huguenot's quest for religious freedom. Thanks to this desire, we have the beautiful Franschhoek village.

Besides being steeped in interesting history, Franschhoek, the Museum and the Monument, are ideal to just unwind and enjoy a leisurely, and informative, afternoon.

Thank vickyed888
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

It is quite a site to see, and if you look at the monument and its meaning you will get teary eyed. You can take beautiful photos there and they recently added a sun dial to the collection with all the original surnames of the Huguenots.

Thank AnnyB2BS
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