Manoir Papineau National Historic Site


Built between 1848 and 1850, the manor house bears the unmistakable stamp of its creator, Louis-Joseph Papineau, who oversaw the laying out of his domain down to the smallest details. Retirement from political life prompted him to devote himself entirely to developing the domain according to his precise specifications and in keeping with his notions of integrity and pride.

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Louis-Joseph Papineau built his manor house on the promontory formed by Cape Bonsecours, thus taking advantage of the outstanding panoramic views out over the Ottawa River. The architectural features of this impressive, eclectic mansion give clear indication of the status of Seigneur Papineau and amply testify to his intelligence and culture.

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