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Lamontagne House Historical Site

La Maison LamontagneConstructed in 1750 for Marie-Agnès Lepage and her husband Basile Côté, the Maison Lamontagne, or Lamontagne House, represents one of the last surviving North American examples of half-timbering, a type of construction passed down from the Middle Ages. Recognized as a historical monument in 1974, the house was opened to the public as a museum and centre for the interpretation of residential architecture of Quebec in 1982. In 1995, the former city of Rimouki-Est bought the house from the Ministère de la culture et des communications (the former Department of Cultural Affairs).

In addition to visiting a family home and learning of the customs in the Rimouski region of the 18th and 19th centuries, you will explore the history of Quebec through the construction methods used in each period. You can also enjoy a “luncheon on the grass”, during the Dimanches Musicaux de la Maison Lamontagne, a concert series held every Sunday in July and August. Don’t miss the special exhibit on the lives of 18th century women, Les Quatre Saisons de Marie-Agnès, on view in the attic of the house. In July and August, you can also attend free musical afternoons at the Maison Lamontagne historical site.

The Maison Lamontagne is open for guided tours from Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day (June 24th) through Labour Day, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., every day, as well as Thursday through Sunday until Thanksgiving. Reservations are also accepted during the off-season.

Site historique de la Maison Lamontagne
707 Boulevard du Rivage
Rimouski QC  
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Telephone: 418 722-4038; (off-season: 418 722-3879)
Email: maisonlamontagne@globetrotter.net
On line: http://www.maisonlamontagne.com