Laurier Museum : Michelin's recommendations
This museum commemorating Arthabaska's beloved native son occupies two separate buildings. The Sir Wilfrid Laurier House (16 Rue Laurier Ouest) features overhanging eaves, decorative brackets, quoins and bay windows. Laurier lived here until his death in 1919. The ground-floor rooms re-create the era during which Laurier lived here with his wife, Zoé Lafontaine. The bedroom, dining room (boasting a Tiffany lamp) and the living room are open to visitors. In the living room is an 1885 Kranick and Bach piano given to Lady Laurier by her husband. Laurier's political career and anecdotes about the couple's life in their home are presented in displays throughout the house. Erected in 1910 in the Second Empire style, the Hôtel des Postes building (949 Blvd. Bois-Francs Sud) mounts temporary exhibits of ethnology, history and art. Outside the museum is a bust of Sir Wilfrid Laurier by Alfred Laliberté.
- Address : 16 Rue Laurier Ouest CDN - Victoriaville QC G6P 6P3G6P6P3Victoriaville
- Phone : 8193578655
- Website : http://www.museelaurier.com
Opening hours :
- Open Jul-Aug Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, weekends 1pm-5pm. Rest of the year Tue-Fri 10am-noon & 1pm-5pm, weekends 1pm-5pm. Closed Dec 23-early Jan.