To help ensure our staff and our visitors' wellbeing, the Village Historique Acadien's management team and its health and safety committee implemented a heatwave policy in 2019. The guidelines are as follows:
The Village Historique Acadien must close:
A) when the temperature reaches 40 degrees Celsius with humidex; and
B) when the temperature reaches 38 degrees Celsius with humidex on three (3) consecutive days, for which the same group of interpreters is scheduled to work.
Whenever such a situation arises, refunds will be issued:
A) to customers who bought their ticket(s) on-site on the day of the closure; and
B) to customers who bought their ticket(s) online, which were to be used on the day of the closure due to a heatwave.
Payment by debit/credit card is available everywhere on the site and inside the Welcome Center. There is also an ATM machine located in the entrance of the Welcome Center.
Guided tours of the Village historique acadien are available upon request (reservations are required)
Price: $172.50 (tax in.) + admission fee
Number of visitors: Maximum of 25 people per group
Duration: 2 hours
Languages: French or English tours available
Availability: on request (reservations are required)
Reservation: (506) 726-2600 / [email protected]
Pets, even if on a leash or put in a stroller or a carrying bag, are NOT allowed on the site.
For your convenience, here is the contact information for kennels located within 25 km of the Village historique acadien:
12 km away from the Village
278 rue des Bois Francs St, Saint-Léolin
Canino Dog Daycare
17 km away from the Village
799 ch. Lavigne Rd, Maltempec
Péninsule acadienne Dog Daycare
23 km away from the Village
8090 rue St-Paul St, Bas-Caraquet
Yes. Service animals, who have been trained and certified (you may be asked to present the animal’s certificate at the Admissions desk), are welcome to the Village historique acadien.
The Village historique acadien’s parking offers many options to welcome visitors travelling with RVs or trailers.
Unfortunately, the Village historique acadien doesn’t allow overnight camping with trailers, tents or RVs.
For your convenience, here is the contact information of camping grounds located within 25 km of the Village historique acadien:
Colibri Motel & Camping
Maison Touristique Dugas Camping
Colibri by the Sea Camping
Baie des Chaleurs Ltd. Motel & Camping
8 km away from the Village
480, Acadie St, Grande-Anse
Resto-Relais Godin Ltée.
12.5 km away from the Village
2042, Châtillon St, Maisonnette
Of course! During the 2019 summer season, you can book a room at the Château Albert Hotel, which is centrally located on the Village historique acadien’s site, from June 23 to September 21!
The Village doesn’t sell any antiques. You may find reproductions for sale at the Nicholas D. Thériault General Store, and occasionally at the Welcome Center’s Shop.
To ensure the greatest of experiences, we recommend that you bring a comfortable pair of shoes, some sunscreen, a water bottle and that you wear weather-appropriate clothing on the day of your visit. We also remind visitors who suffer from allergies (animals, pollen, etc.) to bring their medication along with them.
In case you forgot an important item, please note that the Welcome Center has sunscreen, water bottles, bug repellent and umbrellas on sale for your convenience.
The Village’s total walking distance is 2.2 km.
For your convenience, modes of transportation are made available to you at the Village historique acadien:
Mobility scooter rental | $25 per day (only 6 available) | Reservation : 1-506-726-2750
Handcart rental | $10 per day
Wheelchair | free rental (low stock available)
Depending on your pace and enthusiasm, a typical visit can range between 4 and 12 hours. Please note that your entrance fee to the site is valid for two visits within the current season, so you may come back on another day to finish visiting the site if need be.
Absolutely! Following your first visit, you may come back for a second visit (free of charge) as long as your bracelet is still on your wrist.
Smoking and/or vaping is not allowed while walking on the historical site. Smoking areas have been clearly designated (for safety reasons) and may be found in front of the Welcome Center, at the Frenette and Poirier post houses, and behind the Château Albert Hotel.
A free public WIFI network is available to visitors at the Welcome Center. Depending on your location on the site, you may also be able to access this WIFI connection.
For your convenience, other modes of transportation are made available to you at the Village historique acadien:
Mobility scooter rental
$25 per day (limited number of scooters available)
Reservation : 1-506-726-2750
$10 per day (limited number of carts available)
free rental (limited number available)
Visits are meant to be a self-guided experience: instead of following a single tour guide, each of the site’s buildings has its own interpretive-guides to welcome you and share information with you. Therefore, visitors are free to walk at their own pace and choose which buildings to visit, tailoring their experience to their interests and timeframe along the way.
The Village historique acadien count 2 restaurants and 1 snack-bar.
The Café-Bistro du Village is located at the Village's Welcome Centre and is open daily from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Click HERE to see the menu.
The Table des Ancêtres restaurant is located on the historical site and propose 100% traditional Acadian meals. This restaurant is open daily from 11:30 am to 4 pm. Click HERE to see the menu.
The Frenette Post-House is a snack-bar that offer grab-to-go food as well as candies and beer. Is this paradise? Maybe... ;) The post-house is open daily from 10 am to 5:30 pm.
Also, feel free to bring your own lunch as picnic tables are installed in front of the Welcome Center and all over the historical site.