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Les Trois Pignons

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Address: 15584 Cabot Trail, Cheticamp, Nova Scotia B0E 1H0, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 902-224-2642
08:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Enjoyed learning about rug hooking

We had been reading about rug hooking in the area and really enjoyed seeing some examples and learning the history in their museum. The lady even demonstrated how to do it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 November 2016
Janet G
Oceanside, California
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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We had been reading about rug hooking in the area and really enjoyed seeing some examples and learning the history in their museum. The lady even demonstrated how to do it.

Thank Janet G
Kingston, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This small museum is a Must-Do if you are interested in the amazing hooked rug masterpieces of Elizabeth LeFort. It is truly incredible that she was able to recreate pictures in such detail using rug-hooking techniques. She even dyed her own wool to create all the different colors she needed. The rugs hanging in this museum are really unbelievable! It... More 

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long island, new york
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Les Trois Pignons contains the tourism center in Chéticamp, so definitely go there for information about this picturesque and lively Acadian village, but also stay to tour the rug-hooking museum in the same building. Rug hooking has been for many generations as much a cottage industry on Cape Breton as it has been a fine art. The museum exhibit is... More 

Thank julia m
Murphysboro, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Before you pass on this, stop and visit. It is a wealth of information on the traditional hooked rug art in the area. My husband liked it as much as I did - they are amazing!

Thank lauralovescroatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in rug hooking or weaving or in the history of Cheticamp then make sure you stop here. Give yourself about 30 - 40 minutes to view the exhibit. They also have a good gift shop.

Thank Joanne M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

You may, as I did, have absolutely no interest in the traditional Acadian art of hooking rugs, but if you find yourself anywhere on beautiful Cape Breton Island I urge you to make your way to the building Les Trois Pignons (Three Gables) that is home to La Societe Sainit-Pierre at 15584 Cabot Trail in Cheticamp, Cape Breton Island, Nova... More 

Thank TimKnopf99
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Extremely fascinating . I enjoyed it very much. Excellent tour guide. Soon to be a lost art they said. Too bad.

Thank redandgrey47
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This museum is both about the history of Cheticamp and the surroundings and about hooked rugs making. Hooked rug crafting was at a certain time of the Cheticamp history an important source of employment for women and half of the museum is dedicated to this activity. It is really astonishing to see few of the master works created with this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We had a great visit at Les Trois Pignons. Lots of history in this small museum. The hooked rugs were a sight to be seen!! Some were amazing!!

Thank teeka33 .
Vermont, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This information center in Chéticamp has a little museum with hooked rugs and also a geneology center where you can look up family histories.

Thank VermontTeacher44

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