Ancient Curing Shops Economuseum

Ancient Curing Shops (Fumoir d’antan) is located at Havre-aux-Maisons on the Magdalen Islands (Iles-de-la-Madeleine).

Visitors discover the origins of traditional procedures of the locals who have been smoking herring here for generations.

Guests admire an exceptional decor of the curing shops brought to life by the Arseneau family.

Tourists can take the owner's visit and explore buildings that bear witness to the prosperous era of smoked herring on the Islands in the beginning of the 20th century. Old artefacts, photographs, documents and much more recount how herring is processed and how this industry has evolved. People can’t miss the sight of thousands of fish hung in preparation for smoking.

You can chuckle over the contemporary works inspired by herring and drop by the boutique, where in-house products abound and the fragrant odour of the premises is sure to tickle the noses of all gourmets.

Coordinates of the Ancient Curing Shop Economuseum:

27 chemin du Quai


G4T 5M1

Telephone: 418 969-4907

Website of the Museum:

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