Musée de L'Amérique francophone
If you happen to be of French descent, this museum will be of special interest—the interactive displays will help you trace your family heritage. But it's worth a visit even if you don't have French ancestors. Exhibits trace the history of Québec's francophone community, including their migrations to New England, the Canadian Prairies and beyond. You'll also learn about lost episodes in the history of New France, like the settlement of Cap Rouge, which existed for only two years (1541 to 1543) and was recently rediscovered. And see if you can peek inside the deconsecrated chapel within the museum. This lavishly restored space is mostly rented out for private events, but you can ask the guards to let you take a quick look.
By John Newton, AFAR Contributor
2 Côte de la Fabrique, Québec, QC G1R 3V6, Canada
Sat, Sun 10am - 5pm