Manoir Papineau National Historic Site, Montebello, Quebec
While we were visiting at the Chateau Montebello, we decided that it would be nice to take the short stroll over to the grounds of the Manoir Papineau National Historic Site directly adjacent to the Chateau properties. (Location) It was late in the day as we explored the exterior properties in the setting sun and then we returned in the morning expecting that we would be able to see the inside of the building. Unfortunately, it was the first week that the Fall hours were instituted and, being a Monday, this was the first day that the buildings were not open for viewing.
There are a couple of ways to reach the Manor house. In our case, we were walking along the road from the Chateau Montebello past the stables and the Granary.
The alternative approach would be from the parking lot in the village of Montebello by the former train station. Taking this route, along the former Manor road through a bit of wooded area, takes the walker past the Papineau Funeral Chapel.
Whichever route is taken, the destination is the Manoir Papineau, the manor house of Louis Joseph Papineau located on a choice riverside/hillside location overlooking the Ottawa River.
Construction of the Manoir was completed in 1850 for Louis-Joseph Papineau (1786- 1871) and reflects an eclectic mix of architectural styles.
In addition to the Granary, Funeral Chapel and main house, the site also has a well preserved Tea Pavilion, a small open-sided ‘Pavilion’,Â and an Anglican Chapel.
As mentioned earlier, the site has now switched to Fall hours so is open for viewing inside of the buildings only on weekends.
For those, like me, who happen to photograph fire hydrants, there is a nice red one :-).