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Excursion 6: Discovery of New France
Tour Code: SAG-006
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 4 hours)

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Get a unique historical perspective of the colonization of the Quebec province by visiting re-creations of several 17th century settlements, and then the Saguenay Fjord Museum.

Departing from the pier by coach, you'll enjoy a picturesque drive to New France, a re-creation of 17th century life during the colonization of the Quebec province. The setting features meticulously restored historical buildings, costumed characters, historical figures, and fascinating demonstrations that will immerse you in the world of New France.

During the 17th century, the First Nations tribes and the French colonists lived side by side and their cultures became interdependent. Much of this knowledge has been gleaned from archaeological excavations of the area around the New France site. More than 100,000 artifacts have been unearthed here, many of them on display. There is also a re-creation of a Huron Village, a rural farm, and Quebec City's upper and lower towns. Interacting with the characters at New France, watching folkloric Indian dances, and sampling traditional foods only adds to your understanding of life here in the 17th century.

You will enhance your knowledge of the natural world by next visiting the nearby Saguenay Fjord Museum. Here, you will discover how the waterway was formed, its importance to the province, and why the museum's strange Ha! Ha! Pyramid monument was created out of more than 3,000 traffic yield signs.

Following your time at the Saguenay Fjord Museum, you will re-board your coach and return to the pier where your tour concludes.

Please note: This tour includes just over 2-hours of moderate walking/standing over mostly flat surfaces. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Scooters under 60 lbs. are permitted. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. The tour sequence may vary.

NOTICE: All Oceania Cruises shore excursion fares are listed per person, and are subject to change and availability. Some tours are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Tour departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. While Oceania Cruises makes every effort to adhere to the specifics mentioned in each shore excursion description, circumstances may require otherwise. All shore excursion information contained on this website is subject to change without notice at Oceania Cruises’ discretion. Oceania Cruises is not responsible or liable for typographical error, omissions or misprints.

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