When the story is told
Presented at the Domaine seigneurial Sainte-Anne, the exhibition summarises the key events of the rich past of the Seignorial Estate. From the changes made to the buildings, to the exceptional events that happened there, through the rumours surrounding its famous residents, you will discover many secrets buried on the premise.
The Sacré curé! exhibit, at the Vieux presbytère de Batiscan, immerses you in the everyday life of Winceslas Théophile Fréchette, priest of Batiscan between 1843 and 1875, as well as Adéline, his housekeeper, arriving at the presbytery at 15 of age. Discover what was the role of a priest during those times, as well as his daily activities. Many juicy anecdotes are waiting for you!
The “Wood flour (Farine de bois)” exhibit, located in the sawmill of the Moulin seigneurial de Pointe-du-Lac, plunges you into the life of past century woodworkers. Built in the 1940’s and used until the middle of the 1980’s, the Brothers of Christian Instruction’s sawmill is a typical artisanal built from its era. Its hydropower actioned mechanisms can still be reactivated, much to the delight of visitors.
Due to COVID-19 and in accordance with the directive of the governmental authorities, programming for the 2020 season is temporarily suspended. We will keep you informed about future developements as soon as possible.
Take a plunge into history while visiting 3 jewels of Mauricie’s region. Along the Chemin du Roy, plunge into the fascination mechanisms of the Moulin seigneurial de Pointe-du-Lac, meet the priest, this old devil at the Vieux presbytère de Batiscan, and discover buried secrets at the Domaine seigneurial Sainte-Anne.
These 3 magnificent sites, combining heritage, nature and culture, merely await your arrival for their story to be told!