Société des musées du Québec

Manoir Mauvide-Genest

Seasonal opening


Located on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, in one of Quebec’s most beautiful town, the Mauvide-Genest Manor recreates the atmosphere of a seigneurial residence of the French regime. Started in 1734, its construction has undergone several additions throughout the years, including a lovely chapel in the early 20th century. Let yourself be charmed by this vast wooded estate just outside Saint-Jean-de-l’Île-d’Orléans!

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Museum experiences

  • Classified as a historical monument and site, the Manor features an exhibition on everyday life in New France. A collection of apothecary’s tools and surgical instruments bring to life the profession of surgeon, as practised by Jean Mauvide, the Manor’s first resident and seigneur of part of Île d’Orléans. Do not leave before visiting the heritage vegetable garden!
  • A guided tour of the site will let you relive the various historical periods that have influenced the construction of this unique building. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Île d’Orléans, the seignorial regime and medicine in New France!