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“Didn't expect to, but loved it.”
Review of Les Trois Pignons

Les Trois Pignons
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Cheticamp
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Had a rainy day while staying near Cheticamp and my wife suggested we see the hooked rug museum. So she dragged myself and our two sons aged 20 and 22 along. Surprise surprise, we all loved it. We hooked on (no pun intended) with a tour bus group and got the commentary from a guide. The history was fascinating and the examples presented were amazing. Hard to believe that some were not paintings or photos. I would encourage anyone to devote a half hour (or more) to touring this attraction. Definitely worth while.

1  Thank ikefromdalton
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Les Trois Pignons is a small museum devoted to the Acadian cultural craft of rug hooking. The first part shows furniture and other historical objects from the area over the last century, the second part talks about the how's of rug hooking and the third part displays some incredible hooked rugs. My favorite part of the museum was that several people were demonstrating the rug hooking process. They weren't giving a presentation, you had to go up and ask questions, but if you were interested, they were a wealth of fascinating information on the region and on rug hooking as a, unfortunately dying, craft. Visiting the museum made me appreciate the history and the culture of this already very interesting area so much more.

1  Thank MCA333
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Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

While in Chericamp we ventured to the museum not knowing what to expect. What we saw was a great example of talent by hooking works of art. A must stop while on the Cabot Trail.

1  Thank Perkadventures
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Our Tour Director highly recommended this Museum, and even took us all there as a group.

The building itself is cute -- all painted in the bright colors of the Acadian Flag.

The displays are all about the rug-hooking craft, which was brought to this place from France, but then later developed to a new level in this area. The women here have displayed an amazing talent. Many of the original floral patterns were maintained, but some women have created wall tapestries of astounding detail depicting very recognizable portraits, landscapes, historical events, and even religious themes. All looked like fine paintings to us.

There is a demonstration of this craft for people who like to see how rug-hooking is done.

The Museum also features the collections of Marguerite Gallant -- an eccentric woman who never threw anything away, and even amassed other people's stuff. Her family has donated all of her belongings to this Museum.

We did not know what we were going to see when we arrived, but we came of the place awed and impressed.

Definitely worth a visit if you come to this area.

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Reviewed 25 October 2013

Hookers (of a different kind) have made rugs that are amazing. They are art pieces and nothing like I've ever seen before. If you are in the area or are interested in this kind of art, this place is a must see. Excellent tour guide.

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