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  • Located on the banks of the St Maurice River, the ironworks were in operation from 1730 to 1883 and give rise to Canada's first industrial community. Today a designated national historic site, the place revives the industry of the past by taking visi..

  • 2 Boréalis: The Pulp and Paper Industry Exhibition Centre Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    200 av. des Draveurs

    The center, located in a former, beautifully restored water-processing plant at the confluence of the St. Maurice and St. Lawrence rivers, provides a fascinating insight into the industry that dominates Trois-Rivières' economy, ranging from the techn..

  • 3 Old Prison (Trois-Rivières) Interesting

    Museums and art

    200 r. Laviollette

    Linked to the Quebec Museum of Popular Culture by covered walkway. Designed by François Baillairgé and erected between 1819 and 1822, the imposing stone structure features some of the best surviving examples of Palladianism in Quebec. Note its massiv..

  • 4 Boucher de Niverville Manor Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    168 r. Bonaventure

    This whitewashed, stone manor house with red shutters was constructed about 1729 by François Châtelain. His son-in-law, Claude-Joseph Boucher, Lord of Niverville, gave the manor its name when he inherited it in 1761. It was restored in 1971. The resi..

  • 5 Assomption Cathedral of Trois-Rivières Interesting

    Religious buildings

    362 r. Bonaventure

    The Gothic Revival cathedral with its copper-clad steeple was designed by Victor Bourgeau. The building was consecrated in 1858, but financial difficulties delayed the erection of the steeple until 1905. The interior is dominated by Guido Nincheri's ..

  • 6 Laviolette Bridge Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Completed in 1967, this elegantly curved bridge is over 3km/2mi long. It is the only bridge over the St. Lawrence River between Montreal and Quebec City.

  • 7 Tonnancour Manor Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    864 rue des Ursulines

    This three-storey edifice was completed in 1725 by René Godefroy de Tonnancour, seigneur of Pointe-du-Lac, and rebuilt by Judge Pierre-Louis Deschenaux after a fire in 1795. The structure served as an officers' barracks, a presbytery and a school. It..

  • 8 Le Platon

    Archaeological and historical sites

    In 1634 the Sieur de Laviolette built his fort on this plateau 35m/115ft above the river. The area's name is derived from the word peloton, meaning "ball of wool." A bust of Laviolette and a plaque were placed here in 1934 to celebrate the ..

  • 9 Le Flambeau

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Pl. Pierre Boucher

    The striking obelisk in the centre of the Pierre Boucher Square was erected to celebrate Trois-Rivières' 325th anniversary. Pierre Boucher, Sieur de Grosbois (1622-1717), was the governor of Trois-Rivières in 1654 when the settlement was attacked by ..

  • 10 St. James Anglican Church

    Religious buildings

    811 rue des Ursulines

    The Récollets (reformed Franciscan monks) began construction here on a chapel and monastery in 1693, completing work in 1742. Added in 1754, the adjoining wing is now part of the structure. After the Conquest, the building was used as a court of law ..

  • 11 Rue des Forges

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Shops and restaurants line this busy street, which combines the flavour of the old port with the energy of a bustling university town.

  • 12 Trois-Rivières Seminary

    Religious buildings

    858 rue Laviolette

    Founded in 1860, the St. Joseph Seminary was rebuilt after a fire in 1929. Embellished by columns and a statue of St. Joseph, the main entrance of the long, limestone structure is surmounted by a squat copper dome. Untouched by the fire, the Romanesq..

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