Celebrating its 375 years of history and culture this year, the Mauricie sparkles with a vivacious mix of cultural activities. Large-scale artistic events fill the agenda, famous names from the world of dance meet and mingle and poets arrive from the four corners of the globe to celebrate their art in Trois-Rivières, designated poetry capital of the world by none other that Félix Leclerc.
Marvel at spectacular shows combining acrobatics, special effects, theatre and music. Enjoy contact with artists delighted to share their passion with visitors in one of the many art galleries found at random on downtown streets.
Discover an oasis of peace, greenery and history in the heart of King's Road. The Shrine of Our Lady of the Cape, with the vast modern basilica, the old sanctuary and its magnificent gardens, offers religious, spiritual, cultural and tourist.Open: Open year round. During the... ( Next )
A major tourist attraction in the Mauricie, BORÉALIS features fabulous experiences through exhibitions! BORÉALIS offers you thematic activities based on the St.Maurice River, the forest, the log drive, lumberjacks, and the development of the working class and the major pulp... ( Next )
Interpretive guides will be happy take you into the wonderful world of Anne Stillman McCormick, novelized by author Louise Lacoursière. Rich banker James A. Stillman, president of the National City Bank, accuses his wife, Anne Stillman, who has owned an estate in Haute-Mauricie... ( Next )
Managed by Culture Shawinigan, the Centre d’exposition Léo-Ayotte presents visual arts exhibitions by professional artists, along with scientifi c, heritage and educational exhibitions. From May 30 to September 29, see 30 years of comic strips and science from Jacques... ( Next )
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Step back into the region’s history and visit a trading-post where actor-storytellers share secrets of the fur trade, the oldest business activity in the country. Have fun joining in the quiz game on the “coureur de bois” tour, and explore the hiking trails of the Parc des... ( Next )
Relive some of the pages of Québec’s history and culture. Actor-storytellers lead you on a tour of Félix Leclerc’s home town, from its early days to the present. Visitors will get to know the city the way he did as a child. The Félix-Leclerc centre and tour are based on... ( Next )
This church was rebuilt in 1882 over the walls of the former church, which was erected in 1844 and destroyed by fire. It houses sculptures by Léo Arbour, one of Canada’s great religious artists. In the church choir, visitors can admire nine paintings done in 1915-1916 by the... ( Next )
Built in 1879 by the architect-entrepreneur Gédéon Leblanc, the church is the fourth to be used in the parish. The fine frescoes adorning the vaulted ceiling and the walls are the work of the painter François-Xavier-Édouard Meloche (Montréal 1855-1914).Nine magnificent old... ( Next )
Built in 1866 by the architect Zéphirin Perreault de Deschambeault, the church is one of the oldest plasterwork churches left in Québec. The main altar, the side altars, the pulpit and sounding board, neo-gothic in style, are remarkable for their exuberance of design and rich... ( Next )