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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.

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


VIP Tour

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.

Schedule 2014

Friday and Saturday, from July 18 to August 30 at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Length: 45 minutes
Fees: $7.30 per person (the guided tour of the main floor is not included)

Reservations recommended

Unique Cultural Resource!
A Unique Cultural Resource!
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