Manoir Papineau National Historic Site

The Manoir Papineau National Historic Site is temporarily closed for the season. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in spring 2024!

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, a leading figure in Canadian politics, where a manor house with four towers stands proudly.

School diaries

Do you work in education? Discover our school programs designed to provide a stimulating learning environment for elementary and high school students.

Back in time

While waiting for the reopening of the site, familiarize yourself with the history of the French soldiers led by Bourlamaque.

Historical preservation

The Parks Canada team is working to give the past a future. See the improvements made to the site in recent years.

Visit Manoir Papineau National Historic Site

Activities and experiences

Find out more about our guided tours, school programs and calendar of activities to enjoy solo, with family or friends.

Plan a visit

See information about hours of operation, fees, facilities, parking, and more.


Learn about the daily visitor fees, free admission for youth and more.

Safety and guidelines

Read the rules and important bulletins.

About Manoir Papineau National Historic Site

Culture and history

Read about the history of the seigneurial estate and the life of politician Louis-Joseph Papineau.

Stewardship and management

Find out about job offers, partners, the Manoir Papineau National Historic Site management plan and more.

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