Magasin Général Historique Authentique 1928 (former general store)

32, rue à Bonfils L'Anse-à-Beaufils
Percé (Quebec) Canada
G0C 1G0
Phone:
+418-782-2225 (in high season)
Phone (2):
+418-782-5286
Fax:
+418-782-5286

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Step back in time as you walk through the door into this old Robin, Jones and Whitman general store full of oak shelves stocked with authentic old-time merchandise. This Jersey company made its mark on the fishing history of Gaspésie from 1766 onwards.

A visit to this store will plunge you back in time. Local people in period costume will entertain you with humorous anecdotes about the history of our great pioneers.

This store is mentioned in world-renowned tourist guides such as Le Guide du routard, Lonely Planet, Petit futé and Ulysse.


Opening dates

June 16 to September 28


Schedule

Daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost

Varies depending on age and number of people

Reservations

Required for groups

Payment methods

  • Interac  Interac
  • Cash  Cash

Activities available

Interpretation Sites
Continuous performances by local people in period costume and theme exhibits related to the commercial maritime and forestry activities of Gaspésie will take you back in time!
Maritime Heritage
Visit this store and meet local people in period costume who will recount unique and unusual anecdotes about momentous and not-so-momentous events in Gaspesian life.


Services

  • Pets allowed on leashes only
  • Free parking

How to get there

The store is on Route 132, 10 km (6 mi.) west of Percé Rock. Parking is adjacent to Route 132.


Affiliations and distinctions

Affiliation

  • Tourisme Gaspésie

Distinctions

  • Regional winner of a Québec Tourism Award (2004)
  • Awarded a Certificate of Honour from the Québec Council of Monuments and Sites (CMSQ) (2004)
  • Winner of a heritage prize (2004)
  • Winner of Mérite du Français prizes (2002, 2003)
  • Winner of an Excellart Award in the "Art and Culture" category (2002)