The Museum Web Site in English


This next site, although in French, is dedicated to the Perche region and includes a link to the museum...
click here
This next site, in English, is about the Perche - Canada connection... the history, etc...
Perche - Canada
The following is the original message sent to me by Jackie & Alan Ainsworth, who own a bed and breakfast in a nearby town:

Newly opened in Tourouvre, which is 10 minutes away from our farmhouse, is the Museum which has been built as a co-operative venture between the French government and local and municipal authorities and the Canadian government.

Tourouvre Museum                     Window
       Opening Day at the Museum                                    Window of the emigration - Church

It is built in an NEW complex within the village itself. It consists of interactive displays and a room with computers to access the most up-to-date technology for the search into family history and descendants of those first emigrants living in France and in Canada and the United States.

The displays consist of

- the villages where the emigrants left
- the reasons why the emigrants left
- the voyage to the new world
- the new world and what they encountered
- the climate and the terrain of the new world
- the people who currently live in both parts of the world
- genealogical room with details of family members
- shop including produce from Canada and France.

An additional museum is due to open in 2007 - with early Grocery items.

Opening Hours
16 February - 31 March - Saturday/Sunday/Bank Holidays - 10.00 - 17.00
1 April - 30 September - all days - 9.30 - 18.30
1 October - 31 December - Saturday/Sunday/Bank Holidays - 10.00 - 17.00
Closed - 1 January - 15 February
(special opening for Groups - see below)

If you want to visit, and would like to stay with us, an English couple who run a small b&b/gites, please look at our Web Site


We will be looking forward to hearing from you.

Jackie & Alan Ainsworth

Back to the original Museum and the visit to Tourouvre