The Rediscovered Colony
Every day until September 2nd, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. From September 3rd until September 29th, open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Rediscovered Colony traces the history of the first France in America through artifacts found and research done on the Cartier-Roberval archaeological site.
The exhibition explores an unprecedented page in Québec history, the establishment of the very first French colony in the Americas in the mid-sixteenth century, 60 years before the arrival of Champlain.
Once upon a time...
We learn in school that Jacques Cartier experienced the Canadian territory during two great voyages. After having spent the winter of 1535-1536 in this land, he returned to France, bringing with him tales of his travels, a cargo of what he believed to be gold and diamonds, and an exceptional witness to his adventures in the person of Donnaconna, an Iroquois chief...