National Historic Site of Canada
The magnificent manoir Papineau, overlooking the Outaouais - Ottawa river was built in Montebello, in 1850 by Louis-Joseph Papineau, a well-known politician and seigneur of La Petite-Nation region (part of the Outaouais administrative region, today).
The entire site reflects the tastes and personality of this great man, who settled here after having distinguished himself in the political battles. He devoted himself to his family and to the development of the community.
Guests can tour the estate, its grounds and outbuildings.
To tell the truth, a guided tour is the best way to fully understand the magnificence of this real estate’s architecture, to admire its furnishings and to appreciate the refined tastes of its illustrious owner. A walk in the wooded park offers a great opportunity to other buildings, such as granary houses, where you can see an exhibition of the history of La Petite Nation, or the library tower with Louis-Joseph Papineau’s office. A lane allows guests to reach the Papineau’s family’s funeral chapel.
The real estate was restored by Parks Canada and it has been refurnished with original pieces once belonging to the Papineau family. The Omega park, a unique wildlife site where animals live in their natural environment, is located less than 2 miles from the Manoir Papineau. Omega park is designed to be visited by car and is open year-round.
The Papineau Manor is located in Montebello 80 km from Ottawa via Route 148 East or 140 km from Montreal via Route 148 West. Acces and parking via the Montebello train station, which serves as a tourist information bureau, Route 148, a ten minutes walk away.
In the vicinity, find out about attractions in La Petite-Nation and in the Village of Montebello. about 8 miles west, visit the Plaisance heritage Interpretation Center. You may also be intereded in learning about the everyday life of the first settlers in the area in the Pioneers Museum at St-Andre-Avellin. Plaisance National park near by offers a complete range of outdoor activities and you can continue on to Plaisance Falls, on the bank of the Petite-Nation River.
To contact the Manoir Papineau by phone: 819-423-6965