168, Rue Bonaventure, Trois-Rivières

Come on in and soak up the atmosphere of Trois-Rivières’ oldest manor! Through the exhibition Vie bourgeoise – Les dessous de la mondanité en Nouvelle-France, discover different aspects of life in olden times.

From numerous traditional trades to historical clothes and typical foods, you’ll learn about the lives of our ancestors. You’ll also learn about the property’s early owners, Marie-Josephte Chastelain and Joseph-Claude Boucher de Niverville, once an influential upper-class couple in Trois-Rivières.

During the visit of this museum in Trois-Rivieres, you’ll discover the various rooms of the house and admire, in the attic, one of the oldest wooden roof structures in North America,which was entirely assembled with mortise and tenon joints.

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555, Rue Notre-Dame Est, Trois-Rivières

Come discover one of Trois-Rivières’ oldest buildings, located just a few steps away from Our Lady of the Cape Shrine. An important testament to local heritage, the Maison Rocheleau, also know as “Manoir des Jésuites”, memorializes the lives of a pioneer family from Cap-de-la-Madeleine and those of various owners who have succeeded each other over the years.

During your visit, you’ll learn about the building’s past as well as the actors who reshaped the landscape of its surroundings.

From the village formerly known as fort Saint-François to one of Trois-Rivières’ largest sectors, the history of Cap-de-la-Madeleine is reconstructed through the house’s architectural testaments.

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