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Museum of the New world: photos, description (Musee du Nouveau Monde)

La Rochelle is a port city in the West of France, in the Poitou - Charentes region. It is washed by the waves of the Bay of Biscay. The settlement is famous for its history - it was founded in the X century to the XV century and was the largest port in the country. From 1568 became a centre of the Huguenots in France, and in 1628 took the famous siege of La Rochelle by the troops of king Louis XIII. However, the economic impact of the city have not disappeared, and he has long served as the main supplier of colonial goods to all parts of the country.

The city has preserved many ancient buildings, including the picturesque Old harbour of La Rochelle. However, for tourists it provides all kinds of entertainment. Also here you will find several museums with very interesting collections.

Is, for example, to celebrate the Museum of the New world. It is located in a historic Hotel Florio, built in the XVIII century. Particularly interesting are his main façade. Also, inside the building is an exquisite staircase with wrought iron railing, which is considered a monument of history and architecture of France. Around the Museum building there is a beautiful cozy Park.

It is not surprising that in this city was opened the Museum of the New world since La Rochelle was the main supplier of colonial goods since the establishment of trade with America. The date of Foundation of the Museum is 1982 - a few years later with the death of the last occupant of the house, Florio. Curiously, in this mansion lived a family of just over 200 years.

The Museum collection contains decorative arts and paintings: drawings and prints, and antique maps. Exhibited also some photos. The exhibits come from Brazil, Canada, Louisiana, the Antilles and other American colonies. Some rooms are made in a simple neoclassical style, while others feature a much more luxurious - in the Rococo style. All rooms are furnished with fine furniture of the XVIII century, including colonial.