Manoir-Papineau National Historic Site

Interpretive Activities

Main Floor's Guided Tour
Main Floor's Guided Tour
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The Manor Tells it’s Story

Life in Louis-Joseph Papineau's manor house...

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.

Thirty-minute guided tours are available all day, every day the site is open.


Wanted: Company for Tea

Wanted: Company for Tea
Wanted: Company for Tea
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In August, it’s teatime at the manor!

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.

Cost of the activity is $22 per person
(Historic Site visit included)

Schedule 2014

In French:

  • Sunday, August 10 and 17 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 6 and 13 at 2:30 p.m.

In English:

  • Sunday, August 3 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 20 at 2:30 p.m.

Reservations required


Behind the Scenes

Frescoes of Napoléon Bourrassa

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

With a limited group of visitors, discover the upper floor of the manor house and the attic of the granary.

This behind-the-scenes visit, gives you an exclusive chance to explore Louis-Joseph Papineau’s seigneurial office and the guest rooms, learn more about the sale of the manor in 1929 and view facilities of the private club “Seignory Club”.

A few steps from the main building, unfinished frescoes await you in the studio where renowned artist Napoléon Bourassa, who was Louis-Joseph Papineau’s son-in-law, experimented with materials, techniques, and colour blends as his remarkable talent ran free.

Schedule 2014

Friday and Saturday, from June 27 to August 30 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Length: 45-minute bilingual guided tour
Fees: $7.30 per person

Reservations recommended

Unique Cultural Resource!
A Unique Cultural Resource!
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