Louis S. St. Laurent Heritage House
Step into the world of the Right Honourable Louis S. St. Laurent, former Canadian Prime Minister from 1948 to 1957 and great architect of modern Canada, and revisit a slice of history of the Grande Allée’s heyday.
Share the intimacy of the St. Laurent family and thus meet the people who brought to life this magnificent residence whose architecture is typical of the Grande Allée's heyday of sumptuous houses and social events.
The St. Laurent family and staff help this residence come alive through testimonials and numerous photographs. Sound extracts, lighting effects and animated objects make of this interactive tour a very pleasant foray into a period which is closer to us than we may think.
Visitors are invited to sit on chairs and touch the decorative features characteristic of the period, based on original documents.
Make yourself comfortable in the living room, get involved in the affairs of Louis S. St. Laurent and ask questions, listen to the family tell stories in the smoking room, make your entrance in the dining room where lavish social events took place and imagine the delicious treats concocted by Jeanne Renault, wife of Mr. St. Laurent.
“Step right in… but don’t forget to wipe your feet” as Yvonne, the maid, will tell you.
In English and French.
S. St. Laurent Heritage House
Facing Louis-St-Laurent Avenue, previously de la Tour