The Chapais House
2, route 132 Est
The Chapais House, a splendid Victorian home, was built in 1833 according to the specifications of merchant Jean-Charles Chapais, founder of the Saint-Denis-De La Bouteillerie parish. Chapais was one of the fathers of the Canadian Confederation. In 1866, he started significant renovation work which gave the house the majestic appearance it still has today.
The Chapais House offers a commented visit of the residence and its lovely gardens. The visit takes you through all of the House’s different rooms of which the book-laden library, the bedrooms, the ornately decorated Chapais family living and dining rooms, the servant’s quarters and the different passageways. Behind its walls and gardens, the House highlights family traditions, objects and instruments of yesteryears, the master and servant hierarchy, the customs of those times — giving a true portrait of the Victorian era.
At their own convenience, the visitors discover the place with their guide-interpreters or using a specially programmed digital tablet. Moreover, many concerts are organized during high season and they take place in the beautiful garden environment. Important restoration work was completed in 2012 to give the Chapais House its former lustre and standing.