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Maison Alphonse-Desjardins

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Interesting tour - and it’s free!

On a rainy afternoon we visited the Maison Alphonse Dejardins, the founder of the Caisse Populaire... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Nova Scotia South Shore, Canada
Great tour

Only way to visit, and a great way to do it to truly understand the history behind the man. Great... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Charles G
Ottawa, Canada
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6, rue du Mont-Marie, Levis, Quebec G6V 1V9, Canada
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

On a rainy afternoon we visited the Maison Alphonse Dejardins, the founder of the Caisse Populaire, a cooperative banking system almost exclusive to Quebec, which, since the founder’s death, has evolved into an empire. We were greeted by David, a knowledgeable and well spoken guide....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Wheelygoode
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Only way to visit, and a great way to do it to truly understand the history behind the man. Great staff. No waiting for free 45-minute tours, at least when we went. Interesting house and lots of details provided by the tour guide.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Charles G
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Going back to the foundations of French-speaking Canadian financial group based on CoOp style management. Lots of history to understand where the French Canadian are coming from and where to are going next...

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank mario d
Reviewed 21 October 2017

This was a gem of an attraction. Who knew this little town was home to the founder of the renowned Canadian financial cooperative institution? Well, I know now! Our guide was so knowledgeable and personable. This is a terrific small museum.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Gail B
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We took the ferry across to Levis to see the river. Found this free museum and decided to go. The staff was extremely friendly. Very apologetic that they did not have an English speaking tour guide. But it was no problem; I enjoyed listening to...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank neckoles
Reviewed 14 September 2016

My friend and I came across this museum by accident while wandering around the town. Our guide (Denise) was extremely knowledgable and had an obvious empathy with the family and its ethos. Apart from that she had a great sense of humour and our tour...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank LyndaManly
Reviewed 5 August 2016

As a teacher, I like to visit museums, large or small. I really appreciated my visit as we got a personal tour of the house. Inscriptions on the walls in chronological order explain the Desjardins family's history. There are also pictures, books and other historical...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank carolilas
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Discovered this using trip advisor. It was a very interesting tour given by Patrick into the history of Desjardins which were the first credit union in North America.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank David C
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Asked Quebec City tourist office what to do in Levis after taking the ferry over and this was their recommendation. The only things I had read about in Levis were beer and chocolate but we opted to give this a try. I love house museums...More

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank MA M
Reviewed 30 May 2016

My wife and I took the ferry from Quebec to Levis mainly for the water views of Quebec City. Once we were on the other side we decided to explore and walked into the small tourist information office. The young lady told us that we...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank librarian81
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