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.
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, this Church is one of the oldest plaster churches still in existence in Québec. The neo-Gothic main altar, side altars and pulpit and sounding board are remarkable for their rich, exuberant ornamentation.... ( Next )
Built in 1855, the church of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade attracts thousands of visitors every year. Since 2010, for the fi rst time in its history, the crypt is accessible. Dare to explore and discover the revealing anecdotes that make this a place of memorial and learning. With... ( Next )
Cité de l’énergie, in collaboration with the Canada Science and Technology Museum, presents the exhibit FIRE! FIRE!. Come discover Canada’s most impressive collection of fire-fighting vehicles. Throughout the exhibit, you’ll witness the evolution of techniques that have... ( Next )
Founded in 1972 as an art exhibition center, the Galerie d’art du Parc holds exhibitions and events reflecting the diverse nature of modern art, which sometimes can be surprising, amazing, even mind-boggling. Discover the creative world of local and other artists through about... ( Next )
A TOTALLY NEW CITÉ DE L’ÉNERGIE! A must see in 2013: ENERGIA The Spirit of the Earth. This unique and extraordinary multimedia show will let you discover the energy that is found within nature. The exhibit The Ages of Energy will take you into the world of energy that man... ( Next )
This national historic site contains the vestiges of the first ironworks in Canada. Founded in 1730, the ironworks operated for over 150 years. Discover the Big House and Blast Furnace interpretation centre, watch the multimedia show that animates a giant scale model of the... ( Next )
Go back to a time when flags, optical signs and the telegraph were used for maritime communications. Experience the signals office as if it was still in operation. Enemy submarines, fog, high tides, heavy maritime traffic and storms are just a few examples of situations dreaded... ( Next )
Le Brun General Store revisited ! The Le Brun General Store (historic site) is now more than a museum. It is a typical general store from the XIXth and XXth centuries where visitors can smell, see, hear, touch and taste. Travel back in time to learn more about this significant... ( Next )
Come in and feel the ambiance of the oldest manor in Trois-Rivières! The exhibition entitled “Vie bourgeoise, les dessous de la mondanité en Nouvelle-France” will take you into the world of Marie-Josephte Chastelain and her husband Joseph-Claude Boucher de Niverville, a... ( Next )