Société des musées du Québec

Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine House

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A classified heritage building, the Maison dite Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine has preserved its olden-days charm. The house was built in 1766, and its French-style architecture is typical of the period. Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine, a prominent figure in the history of Lower Canada, lived here when he was young, and the house has had an eventful history, surviving fire, a move, and restoration. It is now located in the De La Broquerie park, an enchanting site where the vestiges of a home built as early as 1735 can be seen. 

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Museum experiences

  • Visit the house and tour the permanent exhibit, Mémoires d’une demeure ancestrale (Memories of an ancestral home). Learn about the architecture and history of a home marked by noteworthy events.
  • Discover a new chapter in the history of Boucherville by visiting the temporary exhibit, which is refreshed every year.
  • A virtual exhibit called La Broquerie dans tous ses états! will take you on a journey through the history of the park, going back to when it was a native encampment, and the history of the villa known as La Broquerie.