Mauvide-Genest Manor, Saint-Jean-de-l'ile-d'Orleans

4.5
#2 of 7 in Historic Sites in Ile d'Orleans
Historic Site · Tourist Spot
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  • Definitely visit if on Ile d'Orleans. Very insightful, excellently restored original manor home from the 1700's. There's a self guided tour that explains everything in detail, as well as excellent...  more »
  • We showed up just before 5 pm when it was closing, but the historian host happily let us take the tour for as long as we liked. It was a wonderful old historic building with 4 floors. It was really...  more »
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  • The manor is restored nicely to look like it would have in the 1700’s. The staff provides you with an iPod that plays videos for each of the rooms in the house and describes what it was used for – treating patients, children’s bedroom, entertaining, etc. Each of the videos are under 90 seconds, just long enough to keep your interest without letting your mind wander. The inside tour takes about 45-60 minutes, you can do it at your own pace. My kids, age 13 and 11, really enjoyed it. If you have ancestors that lived on the island, this will be especially interesting to you. Definitely worthwhile.
  • We couldn't get in as it was near closing and it was crazy cold outside. We'll go again some time!
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