Founded in 1667, the seigneurie de Sainte-Anne, and its domain, have lived through the entirety of Quebec’s history. From Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade’s origin, to the 20th century, let the Seignorial Estate guide you and tell you its secrets.
Meet the fiery Madeleine de Verchères, married in 1706 to the seignior Pierre-Thomas Tarieu de La Pérade; meet Elizabeth Hale, niece of General Jeffery Amherst, and discover, through her drawings, the Seignorial Estate of the early 19th century; bump into Honoré Mercier, Quebec’s Prime between 1887 and 1891, in his new summer residence.
The Société d’histoire de Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade presented, at the Seignorial Estate, a temporary exhibition retelling the 350 years of the city between 2017 and 2020. Now, discovers an extended version on the web. Board a canoe with notary Michel Roy dit Châtellerault and meet the first settlers of the lordships of Sainte-Anne’s river at the end of the 17th century. Then, accompany Jeffrey Alexandre Rousseau, federal deputy and banker, for a walk in the village at the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibit is free. Click here.
Tales from the Crypt
Extend your visit and explore Sainte-Anne’s church crypt. From New-France’s era to the first half of the 20th century, notables and high-ranking had the privilege to be buried under their parish’s church. Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade church’s crypt houses more than 180 mortal remains, the latest being from 1947. Dare go under the church; you’ll discover a mysterious space full of amazing anecdotes and incredible stories!
Sainte-Anne’s church is part of the Sacré circuit (Holy tour), a tour regrouping 6 religous historical sites from the cities of Champlain, Batiscan and Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade