Carrerot Property

Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

The Carrerot family had business interests, but it owed most of its success and standing to administrative talent and a knack for befriending the powerful. Like his father and his brother Philippe before him, André Carrerot (c. 1696- 1749) supervised the royal storehouse for many years and performed other official functions, while keeping up his interests in shipping and property investments.

In 1745 André Carrerot and his wife, Marie-Josephe Cheron, lived here with a large family, their household servants, and one or two lodgers. Marie-Josephe gave birth to at least 15 children, although sadly several died before reaching adulthood. A young black slave, given the name Rosalie, was purchased by the Carrerots when she was 14. We do not know much about her, except that she would have been responsible for helping to care for the many children in the family and the large household.

The siege hit them hard. Philippe Carrerot was captured beyond the walls on the first day and died in captivity. Later, when a siege battery near the Desroches property began firing mortar bombs into the town, the original of this house was hit twice, only one of many homes to suffer damage. The family probably retreated to the King’s Bastion casemates for shelter. Part of the Carrerot walls that survived that attack and later trials has been incorporated in the reconstructed cellars. In the south cellar, look for the strips of glass-laden mortar that reproduce André Carrerot’s attempts to deter rodents.

The reconstructed site
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
Fortress of Louisbourg - Reconstructed buildings
On the map Building name
1 Desroches House (Wheelchair accessible)
- Dauphin Gate
- Dauphin Demi-Bastion
2 Powder Magazine
3 Barracks
4 Postern Tunnel
5 Embrasures at Lartigue
6 Lartigue House (Wheelchair accessible)
- Lime Kiln
7 Artillery Storehouse
8 Artillery Forge
9 King's Bakery Food service
- Woodlot
10 Duhaget House (Wheelchair accessible)
Garrison and Fortifications Exhibit
- Icehouse
11 De la Perelle House (Wheelchair accessible)
Congrégation de Notre-Dame Exhibit
12 De la Perelle Storehouse
13 Engineer's Residence
14 Laundry and Stables
15 Rodrigue House
16 Rodrigue Storehouse
17 De Gannes House (Wheelchair accessible)
18 Guardhouse
- King's Bastion
19 Military Chapel
20 Governor's Apartments
Fortress of Louisbourg - Reconstructed buildings
On the map Building name
21 King's Bastion Barracks
Reconstruction, Tools of War, and Archeological Typography Exhibits
- King's Garden
22 McLennan Centre (Wheelchair accessible) (Wifi available)
Virtual Reality Experience
23 De la Plagne (Wheelchair accessible) (Information)
24 De la Vallière House
Mi'kmaw Interpretive Centre
25 De la Vallière Storehouse
26 De la Vallière Storehouse II
- Fizel and Loppinot Properties
- Dugas House
27 Carrerot House
Building Techniques Exhibit
28 Benoist House (Wheelchair accessible) (Gift shop)
29 L'Épée Royale Café (Wheelchair accessible) Food service
30 King's Storehouse
31 Hôtel de la Marine (Wheelchair accessible) Food service
32 Grandchamp House (Wheelchair accessible) Food service
- Frédéric Gate
- Carcan
33 Grandchamp Inn (Wheelchair accessible) Food service
- Destouches House
34 Ordonnateur's Residence (Wheelchair accessible)
Recollecting Lives Exhibit & Harbour Gallery
35 Bigot Storehouse
36 Stables
- Louisbourg Cross
37 Marie Marguerite Rose plaque
- Eastward along the Quay
- Ruins Walk
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