Travel back to the time of New France

The interpretation centre for the French Seigniorial Regime, is situated in the village of St-Jean, in the heart of Orleans Island.  The Manoir Mauvide-Genest is a real gem of the Québec heritage.  It remains one of the all too rare example of a seigniorial residence in a rural area of the “Nouvelle-France”.

The Manoir Mauvide-Genest was constructed in 1734 by Jean Mauvide, a young surgeon in the King’s army who became Lord of the manor in 1752.   He renovated and enlarged his residence to transform it into the manor house you see today.

On visiting the manor, with its furniture and objects from the past and the multimedia presentation, plus a visit to the gardens, will allow you to return to the 18th century.

You can obtain a free APP from any AppleStore to install on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.

Our all new media guide created by the firm Hamon Bienvenue will allow you to prepare your visit ahead of time.


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