Musee du Noveau-MondeApprox. Time: 3 hours
Activity Level: Easiest

The Museum of Art and History focuses on the heritage of the relations France has maintained with America since the 16th century starting from La Rochelle. The Museum is installed in the magnificent Fleuriau Hotel, with its beautiful panelled shows. The collection, started at the beginning of 1979, accounts for approximately 600 works. It includes paintings, engravings, drawings, sculptures, cards old and decorative objets d'art, all related to the topic of the New World, as well as French furniture of the 18th century and a very rare collection of American colonial furniture. A significant section of the museum is devoted to the economy of the old French colonies of America, based on the slavery of the Blacks.