Magasin General Historique Authentique 1928

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Magasin General Historique Authentique 1928

Magasin General Historique Authentique 1928
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cattlerepairman
45 contributions
An enjoyable brush with history
Sep 2021 • Couples
There are people who "get it" and those that don't. The latter will complain about $14 "to enter a store" or somesuch.

Here is the scoop. The family of the original proprietor of the store still owns it and they made a commitment to preserving its history for others to enjoy, rather than selling out.

Worth the admission? You bet!

While older semesters will be able to recognize some of the gems in the store, for Millennials and under it will feel like time travel.
The owners are enthusiastic and liven things up with their sometimes cheeky theatrics. They do get the point across that, making $1 per day on average, a fisherman or farmer didn't have much chance to have money left over after providing for a family of 12.

An enjoyable hour and a half. As for language, being able to follow along in French is indeed needed.
Written 25 September 2021
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LunaLove
London, Canada1,018 contributions
fun fun fun....
Sep 2020
a slice of history right off the highway - such a neat place to go through and see how things used to be.
Written 3 October 2020
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Thank you very much for your comment. Hope to see you again
Written 4 October 2020
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elaine A
Cobourg, Canada203 contributions
Not nice
Sep 2020 • Solo
The door was opened by a very sour faced woman. I apologised for my lack of French. She told me "Only French" and closed the door on me!! The only time we had been rude to in this quaint little town. This happened today. Sept 22.
Written 22 September 2020
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Hello We are sorry to hear that you have been poorly received at our General Store. The lady who received you does not speak English, so she was inconvenienced by your arrival. This in no way excuses his unprofessional attitude and we apologize for it. We will fix this problem as soon as possible. We offer an animated guided tour in French, but it is possible for English-speaking people to take a self-guided tour of our establishment. We hope to see you again and wish you can come and visit our beautiful store with its treasures from the thirties. Sorry again for this unpleasant experience
Written 23 September 2020
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Lokaro
Montreal, Canada30 contributions
Not really organized timing visits, don't waste your time
Jul 2020
You just come by and have to wait. When we arrived there, they said that the next group will enter after 15min and a group of 12 people may enter. We were part of the last people to arrive (10th-12th).
Then, the first 10 people entered and they said to us that depending on the capacity of the next group, maybe we can enter after 30min if the group is less than 10. But if not, we have to wait for 1h30 for the next visit!!!
So you understand that 's why it's doesn't worth it to come by and wait if there is no fixed schedule at all.
Don't waste your time. It's just depending on their mood.
The worst thing happened after that's why we decided to leave: everybody else left when we heard the 1h30 waiting time..so we were the only ones who stayed. Ho w stupid we were to think that he will tell us to enter afterwards... The old men just went outside the magasin general and just look at us without a word and went for a cigarette. We were waiting for almost 30min, again.

So, we decided to leave after all.
Just FYI, there is some other magasins like that to visit, so maybe take your chance in more organized ways! Especially in vacation.
Written 12 August 2020
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Hello, Thank you for your comment. Sanitary restrictions with social distancing reduce our ability to accommodate many 60 people to 24 (2 groups of 12 people). I don't know how many of you there were, but he must have had too many people in there to be able to let you all in together. There is no visit schedule since our animated guided tour is continuous. We join you for the current visit and when the animation repeats you have taken the tour. On the other hand, our animated guided theatrical visit is given in French. If you cannot understand French, it was possible for you to request a free visit. The person who greets people outside offers this alternative when they see that the customers are English speaking. We are very sorry for your waiting time outside, we are the first sorry to not be able to receive so many people at the same time. We look forward to providing you with the experience of the Authentic Historical General Store during your next stay in our magnificent region.
Written 24 August 2020
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diane p
49938360 contributions
going back in time!!!
Jul 2020
the tour was incredible with the back in time feeling and our guide dressed like in the 1900... it was very interesting and well explained
Written 14 July 2020
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Thank you very much for your comment. Hope to see you again.
Written 24 August 2020
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sharon b
89 contributions
Incredible!
Sep 2019
What an amazing place. The staff were were exceptional in helping me with my lack of French. They handed me an English booklet explaining about everything. Could have spent hours there. What a tribute to times gone by. A sentimental journey for all. Thank you. Such a satisfying experience. Would highly recommend for all ages.
Written 17 September 2019
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R. Piercey
Gaspe, Canada16 contributions
A real trip back in time.
Jul 2019
This place is right out of the past, the articles on display, the knowledge and stories of the guides. You would swear that this was ''live'' for want of a better word. Highly recommend planning a visit.
Written 29 August 2019
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Vicki802
Beaufort, SC475 contributions
Wonderful Exhibits
Jul 2019 • Couples
We stopped in and never expected the wonderful exhibits and displays. Just beautiful. A trip back in time. They did not have an english speaking guide the day we were there but provided us with an english booklet that explained each section and the staff were able to answer our questions. Wonderful history and awesome collection.
Written 23 July 2019
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24Travel2002
Mount Desert Island, ME50 contributions
Travel Back in Time!
Jul 2019 • Friends
Magasin General Historique 1928 is a hardware store with everything from that period of time. We had an English speaking guide who was so informative on everything including the history and each item. Great fog horn! Since none of us were alive in this era of 1928 it was really interesting to see how life was in this remote area of Quebec but how very advanced the store was in all aspects of business. They have even their office with all the machines. Loved it!
Written 23 July 2019
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Lesterbeach
Winnipeg, Canada4,216 contributions
Closed in the off season
May 2019 • Couples
Looking fir something to do on a rainy day in May we drove here from Percé. The store is closed until tourist time. The harbour beside the store is pretty.
Written 7 May 2019
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