Facing a majestic fjord, the gemstone cutting ÉCONOMUSÉE® offers visitors an unforgettable experience, the transformation of gemstones. Observe Giuseppe Benedetto cut, polish and engrave gemstones from Quebec, including amazonite, hypersthene and labradorite. Watch gemstones and fine stones become original works of art. Visitors can even experiment with some steps of the glass blowing and gemstone cutting processes.
Several activities are offered near the ÉCONOMUSÉE®, including tours of two other ÉCONOMUSÉE®, the soap making ÉCONOMUSÉE® (http://www.domainedelasavonniere.com) and the animal fibre craft and mohair ÉCONOMUSÉE® (http://www.chevrierdunord.com).
The completely revamped Musée du Fjord invites visitors to explore the captivating world of the Saguenay River Fjord (museedufjord.com). Cruises are also offered on the Fjord (http://www.croisieresdufjord.com) as are a wide range of activities, from sea kayaking to rafting and eco-safaris (nature immersion activity) and more! (http://www.organisaction.com)
For more information on the region, browse the following websites http://www.quebecvacances.com/activites/attractions_la-baie and http://www.saguenaylacsaintjean.ca
Open year round
Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Demonstration available upon reservation: Tuesday to Saturday
Adults $5 / Students $4 / Families $14 / Groups $4
Glass blowing and gemstone cutting demonstration package
Adults $8 / Students $5 / Families $16 / Groups $6, plus tax.
3205, boul. Grande-Baie Sud
Saguenay, arr. La Baie QC