French Shore Interpretation Centre
Tourism Region: White Bay Central
In February 2000, the French Shore Historical Society was formed with a mandate to preserve the history and material culture surrounding the communities of Conche, Croque, St. Julien's/Grandoies, and Main Brook. The towns are located within a region historically known as the Petit Nord of the French Shore. The old Grenfell Nursing station located in Conche is now the French Shore Interpretation Centre and is home to an exhibit "Quest for Cod" and also home to the "French Shore Tapestry".
About the Collections
Our collections consist of Original French documents, fishing gear and household items from the 19th century to tell the story of the French Migratory Fishery.
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 150
We have a small archive collection consisting of manuscripts, photographs and historical maps from the French Shore
Prints and Drawings •
The "French Shore Tapestry", which is a 222 foot long tapestry produced over the past three years to tell some of the stories of the French Shore since the beginning of time.
Textiles or Tapestries
We interpret the French Migritory Fishery on the French Shore from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
Services & Activities
Archival Records •
Information Centre •
Conference or Symposium
Other: How to use French Bread Oven
How to use Bayeux stitch to create an embroidery
Information Centre or Desk
Meeting Room Rental
Nature Trails, Walks or Gardens
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchair access
Other Guided Tours: Walking Tours of Historic Area, Basque Chaloupe Tour
Volunteer Training Offered
Number of Volunteers: 20
Activities: Archival Activites, Entertainment for Events, Guiding, hosting.
Other: Coffee shop, B&B and Restaurant located in community
Publications and Products
The French Shore Historical Society developed a booklet "The Quest for Cod" based on the Exhibit housed in the French Shore Interpretation Centre.
P.O. Box 29
Conche, Newfoundland and Labrador
Hours of Operation
-French Shore Interpretation Centre
-Walking trails open from May - Oct
Open: (May - Sept)
Monday to Friday 9am - 12pm 1pm-5pm
Saturday 11am -5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm
Adults - $8
Students and seniors - $5
age 12 and under - free
Family $20 (includes 2 adults and 2 children 12-18)