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Situated in Cayenne near the very beautiful Place des Palmistes, within a beautiful Creole house bought in 1884 from Gustave Franconie to the government, the Alexandre-Franconie Museum is a concentrate of french Guyana : nature, culture and history...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1 Av Du General Charles de Gaulle, Cayenne 97300, French Guiana
The building itself is nice and located in the centre. The stuffed animals were not very well preserved and all the signs are in French. Upstairs There is a bit of history of cayenne, including a part of history of which they seemed to be...More
I found most attractions of French Guiana refer to the history of French here, this museums talks about native culture and way of life here. One can also find life-sized models of animals here. The special section on insects and butterflies kept in drawers is...More
Small city, but interesting. We drove all the way from Paramaribo and have some time to visit this place while we were in Cayene. Very nice, exhibit items are properly placed which make the place become more interesting.
There's not a lot to do in Cayenne and so visiting the 2 museums in the city centre becomes quite an attractive option. This one has an interesting display on prisoners in the Isles du Salut upstairs. Unfortunately all the signs are in French but...More
It's central--just off the main square. The rooms upstairs give a better sense of history, including the penal colony system. Downstairs you're treated to pickled everything (two headed animals) and stuffed everything (unfortunate animals). A little sideshow-ish, but not a bad option on a slow...More
Midtown, an excellent museum, where you really get a good impression and knowledge of Cayenne's life, flora and fauna. Not pretentious, very good mantained, nice building and an exeptional good collection, specially of insects!! Must do!!