Built in 1785, modified in 1831 and 1832, then beautifully restored in the early 1960s, the Papineau House is located on rue Bonsecours at the northeast end of Montréal's historic quarter.

Classified as a historic monument, this residence reflects not only the personal life of Louis-Joseph Papineau, but also the drama of the Canadian nation during the rebellions of 1837-1838.

Stroll and notice the successful architectural mix that borrows from the French tradition - sloping roof, dormers, firewalls, windows with two shutters and back-to-back rooms – as well as English tradition with the entrance door built at one end of the façade.

Although the home is closed to the public, be sure to look for the surprising imitation stone wood siding, based on the then-fashionable neo-classical style.