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Set in Montebello, halfway between Gatineau and Montréal, Manoir Papineau is a page straight out of 19th century history that opens right before your eyes, the grand estate of Louis-Joseph Papineau, the man who was to become a leading figure in Canadian politics.

Flanked by four towers, the manor house rules over its surrounding landscape with its landscaped garden, spacious lawns, wooded areas and a stream.

Take an excursion into the life of the head of Francophone patriots. On the menu: a guided tour of the manor and its outbuildings, the flower and vegetable gardens and the magnificent forest covering the estate. Nostalgia is guaranteed.

Hours of operation

2022 season

May 21 to June 17
Saturday, Sunday and holidays, 10 am to 5 pm

June 18 to September 5
Wednesday to Sunday and holidays, 10 am to 5 pm

September 6 to October 10
Friday to Sunday and holidays, 10 am to 5 pm
Complete schedule


Free admission for youth. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Sites nearby

  • Carillon Canal National Historic Site

    Watch boats pass through the Carillon Canal lock, navigating a 20-metre drop in a single operation. Stop in at the museum to inspect an interpretive panel about the history of the Ottawa River’s 19th century travellers.

  • Young girl reading over the shoulder of a clerk statue
    Obadjiwan–Fort Témiscamingue National Historic Site

    Stand at the spot where an important trading post operated for two centuries. Travel into the past and enjoy a natural setting on the shores of Lake Témiscamingue.

  • Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site

    The Coteau-du-Lac site is a natural stop for history lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. As the first fortified lock structure in North America, the canal is the direct ancestor of the St. Lawrence Seaway.

  • Rideau Canal National Historic Site

    An historic 19th century military waterway linking rivers and lakes across Eastern Ontario’s countryside, the Rideau Canal is now a popular natural playground, perfect for boating, paddling, fishing, camping, hiking and cycling the canal’s wooded pathways.