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Manoir Papineau National Historic Site

Adult Groups


The Papineau is gearing up for a party!
The Papineau is gearing up for a party!
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Reception at the Manor

May to October - New!

The Papineau is gearing up for a party! During your visit to Manoir Papineau's garden and main floor, you will have the opportunity to witness the preparation of this reception with characters in period costumes.

They may need your help in getting everything ready on time. As a token of their gratitude, you will have the chance to taste the Louis-Joseph Papineau oolong tea!

Duration: 90 minutes
Group size: from 15 to 60 people
Fee: $11.45/person

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Tea at the Manor, How Stylish!

An opportunity to enjoy tea and treats
An opportunity to enjoy tea and treats
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It’s always a good time to dress up! Put on your nicest summer outfit and have teas at the home of Louis-Joseph Papineau.

Ah, the intoxicating aroma of tea! The sweet pastries make you forget the 19th century etiquette you just learned.

In the sumptuous Salon Amédée, a ceremonial room with a view, guests can enjoy tea and treats from the prestigious kitchen of the Fairmont Le Château Montebello.

A host in period costume enlivens the experience with anecdotes on the Papineau’s tea traditions and practices. A guided tour of the elegant main floor is also offered.

Duration: 120 minutes
Group size:from 8 to 20 people
Fee: $29.80/adult and $28.55/elder
(taxes and Historic Site visit included)

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VIP Tour

Frescoes of Napoléon Bourrassa
May to October

This place, usually closed to the public, is open to you...

You will have the privilege of visiting the attic of granary and the second floor of the Manor in a group of 8 people maximum.

In the attic of the granary, you can admire the frescoes of renowned artist, and son-in-law of Louis-Joseph Papineau-Napoléon Bourassa-whose workshop was located here.

On the second floor of the Manor, you’ll discover Louis-Joseph Papineau’s office and the guest floor. You’ll also learn more about the 1929 sale of the Manor and see the change made to the manor by the Seignory Club.

Get the chance to discover rarely seen rooms and to handle certain objects representing different eras of Manoir-Papineau.

Duration: 45 minutes
Group size: from 8 to 20 people
Fee: $13.85/person
(taxes and Historic Site visit included)

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Unique Cultural Resource!
A Unique Cultural Resource!
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Château-Manoir Stroll

An authentic seigneurial manor

A stroll through time...
from the Château to the Manoir

Accompanied by a Parks Canada guide, participants travel through more than 150 years of history, while admiring the impressive architecture of one of the largest log buildings in the world, as well as the remarkable structure that is the seigneurial manor.

The Château-Manoir Stroll is offered to Fairmont Le Château Montebello clientele.

Duration: 90 minutes
Group size: from 10 to 60 people
Fee: $15/person

Participants travel through more than 150 years of history!
Participants travel through more than 150 years of history!
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The Manor Tells it’s Story

Main Floor's Guided Tour
Main Floor's Guided Tour
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In autumn and winter

This guided tour of the Manoir Papineau's main floor will teach you about the day-to-day life of Louis-Joseph Papineau's family. Get an intimate view of this elite French-Canadian family as you wander through the bedroom of Louis-Joseph Papineau and relive the festive atmosphere of receptions in the dining room and drawing room.

Authentic period décor, a touch of history and a few anecdotes will divulge the secrets of this manor house and its occupants.

Duration: 50 minutes
Group size: from 15 to 60 people
Fee: $11.45/personne

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A servant does the service of a 19th century ceremonial meals
Travel back in time and experience a unique and exclusive evening!
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Feasting with the Papineaus

A new gastronomic experience!

You are cordially invited to travel back in time and experience a unique and exclusive evening!

This year, for the first time ever, Fairmont Le Château Montebello is collaborating with Parks Canada to serve a sumptuous 19th-century formal dinner inside one of Canada’s National Historic Sites, the Manoir Papineau.

Located on the grounds of the resort, the manor was the home of Louis-Joseph Papineau, a leading political figure in the 19th-century. Lovingly restored, the manor recalls the elegance of a bygone era.

A servant does the service of a rich and tasty meal inspired by ancient recipes
Dinner guests will step back in time to a world of tradition and luxurious culinary delights
© Parks Canada

From the moment they enter, dinner guests will step back in time to a world of tradition and luxurious culinary delights. They will enjoy a hearty and delicious repast while being attended to by characters in period costume. Inspired by 19th-century recipes and prepared with flair by the hotel’s chefs, the meal is an intimate affair created for the exclusive enjoyment of a group of 12. As they sit around Papineau’s historic dining room table, the group will be made to feel they are cherished guests in the couple’s home.

The period menu dinner is served from September to June, by reservation only. It includes food, wines, chef, serving staff and entertainment.

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Information and reservations: 819-423-6341 or rfp-lcm@fairmont.com


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