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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.

Forty-minute guided tours are available all day, every day the site is open. Schedule available at the front desk.

Tea at the Manor, How Stylish!

On Wednesday and Sunday in August 2015
At 2:30 p.m.
Wanted: Company for Tea
Wanted: Company for Tea
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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.

Fee: $29.80/adult and $28.55/elder
(taxes and Historic Site visit included)

Reservations required


In French: August 2-9-12-16-19-23 and 26 at 2:30 p.m.

In English: August 5 and 30 at 2:30 p.m.

(Available all year round for groups of 8 people or more: reservations required)

VIP Tour

May to October
Frescoes of Napoléon Bourrassa

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.

Length: 45 minutes
Fees: $13.85/person or $7.30/person with another activity
(taxes and Historic Site visit included)
Group size: from 8 to 20 people maximum

This special tour is available only upon reservation

Unique Cultural Resource!
A Unique Cultural Resource!
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