168 Rue St-Jean-Baptiste
Phone: 418-723-1986 #1405
Located at the heart of the village of L’Isle-Verte (168 Saint-Jean-Baptiste Street), the Louis-Bertrand House was classified as a “Historical Monument” by the Quebec Government and as a “National Historic Site” by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
The large home was built in 1853 for Louis Bertrand, a merchant and dignitary, who with the help of his son Charles contributed to the development of the region in the XIXth century, first by exporting wood to England, then by running a foundry and several mills. The family belonged to the regional elite. Louis and Charles were very active politically and both played a major part in the development of the L’Isle-Verte region in the XIXth century.
Over a period of four generations, the Bertrand and Michaud families preserved the heritage of the Louis-Bertrand House. This mansion still has its original furniture and decorations. In it, one can also find period costumes, navigation instruments, hunting trophies, a book collection, a piano, decorations, home furnishings, etc.
The house constitutes a remarkable example of neo-classical Quebec architecture, expressing French, British and American influences. A large verandah runs around the house contributing to its picturesque character.
On November 22nd 2005, brothers Robert and Pierre Michaud donated this historical monument to UQAR that has owned it ever since.
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