VillageHistorique Acadien is an historical reconstruction that portrays the way of life of Acadians between 1770 and 1949. It is located in Bertrand, 50 kilometres east of Bathurst and 130 kilometres north of Miramichi.
More than 40 buildings are staffed by interpreters in period costume who bring ancestral customs and traditional trades to life.
Among the attractions is Hôtel Château Albert, a replica of a turn-of the century hotel that once existed in Caraquet. The original was destroyed by fire in 1955 but it has been re-created at the Village. It offers overnight accommodations as well as a dining room.
This Village has won a number of prestigious awards, including the Phoenix Award for its authentic character.
The Village Historique Acadien is also the only Canadian site amongst a list of 10 “Living History Sites to Love” chosen by Grandparents.com. The website suggests activities grandparents can do with their grandchildren. The Village is seen as a destination for all ages, as much fun for children as it is for parents and grandparents.
The memory of this charming place and its inhabitants will stay with you long after you leave.
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