Chevalier House (Maison Chevalier)

Chevalier House (Maison Chevalier)

Chevalier House (Maison Chevalier)
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This structure, built as a home to Jean-Baptiste Chevalier in 1752 from two 17th-century structures, has been restored as a museum focusing on Quebec's history.
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,928 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Chevalier House (Maison Chevalier) is quite an interesting building. It's an example of the so-called French urban architecture. It belonged to a wealthy shipowner, Jean-Baptiste Chevalier. It is in fact three buildings which date from different periods, from the 1660s to the 1760s! The three buildings were made into one. Today it is a sort of museum but when we visited it was closed.
Written October 26, 2023
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Kls001
Athens, Greece125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Not to be missed. Free tours provided incl in English with guide dressed in period costume. Our guide was excellent presenting the home and exhibition in a way that was memorable for children and adults. Very convenient location. If you haven't had breakfast yet or want coffee and pastry try the nearby Petite Cochin Dingue (gratefully recommended by Chavalier House staff.
Written July 14, 2011
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moira811
Toronto, Canada14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
I arrived at the site to find all the doors locked and no signage about opening hours. The website notes that the Maison is closed but does not say if this is permanent.
Written May 31, 2019
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Parigino48
Washington DC, DC4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Despite the sign on the front door that says “open every day in the summer from 09:30 to 17:00,” I found the place locked, with no explanation on the door, at 15:50 on Thursday 30 August 2018. At about 16:45, I saw a young man exiting the house and locking the door. I asked him (in French) why the museum wasn’t open, despite the sign, and he replied that the museum closed permanently four years ago. The Maison Chevalier, he said, now houses some cultural offices of the city of Québec, and the vaulted basement houses from time to time some art exhibits. I suggested to him that in that case, they should remove the very misleading sign on the façade that says the museum is open every day in the summer.
Written September 1, 2018
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Pomerols
Weston, FL4,715 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
We went to visit the Maison Chevalier but it was closed! They were only opened from June 24th to September 5th... What a pity. We admired the outside, and went back to the Place Royale and the Quartier du Petit Champlain.
Written October 3, 2016
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ExplorerBristol
Bristol224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
An interesting historical museum and free!
Next to Place Royal so easy to visit after wandering round looking at the outsides of the buildings. Able to view an interior.

Written September 6, 2016
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JoanneS
Framingham, MA13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Family
We enjoyed the upstairs exhibits at the Chevalier House; that was a nice display of furniture and fashion of times gone by.

However, we went there for the Augmented Reality show depicting the development of the city of Quebec. It was not quite what we imagined. The "augmented reality" is simply a guide holding up a tray with an item and having more details of that item displayed on the screen. Kind of a nifty trick, but the presentation was stilted and required a lot of reading of English subtitles on the screen (not great for our daughter). We felt that the text didn't spend enough time on each topic, and it was a little disjointed. That said, the museum itself is nice, and worth a look.
Written April 24, 2012
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KennethPaulsen
Malden, MA109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2011 • Couples
This stone house is beautiful. Most of the rooms are furnished with period furniture from the 1600s, 1700s and 1800s. It certainly worth spending half an hour to walk through the rooms. It is convenient to the other sites such as the Place Royale and the Petit Champlain.
Written January 3, 2012
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cyd k
Valley Center, CA88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011 • Couples
This gives the visitor a real feel of early life in Quebec City with accurate early furnishings. It was built in 1752, with older parts originating from the late 1600's. Highly recommend.
Written October 23, 2011
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Kat T
811 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Solo
Small museum just south of Place Royale and the shops in that area. Museum of Civilization (admission charged) is just a few blocks north, which has another Quebecois / British North America themed exhibit larger than this place if visitors are so inclined. Admission here is free.

As for the exhibit, it focused mostly on the colonial French Famiky that lived here, and then the 19th century traveler's inn positioned in one part of this house. (The present house used to be 3 separate houses -- apparently, monies were made for heritage preservation & restoration some decades ago and turned the refurbrished structure as this museum.) The furniture & utensils on display were interesting, though on 2nd floor the room-by-room 19th century furniture exhibits felt slightly like cruising through an IKEA showroom. (Not necessarily a bad way of getting present-day audiences to appreciate the objects & setup.)

As a free exhibit (also air-conditioned, in summer) with interesting things to see, there is nothing to complain.
Written August 30, 2016
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