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Maison Alphonse-Desjardins

6, rue du Mont-Marie, Levis, Quebec G6V 1V9, Canada
+1 418-835-2090
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A Gem!

This was a gem of an attraction. Who knew this little town was home to the founder of the renowned... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2017
Gail B
Day Out

We took the ferry across to Levis to see the river. Found this free museum and decided to go. The... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2016
Neckole S
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“small museum” (3 reviews)
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6, rue du Mont-Marie, Levis, Quebec G6V 1V9, Canada
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+1 418-835-2090
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Reviewed October 21, 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.

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Reviewed December 11, 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

2  Thank Neckole S
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Reviewed September 14, 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

2  Thank LyndaManly
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Reviewed August 5, 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

1  Thank carolilas
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Reviewed August 2, 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.

1  Thank David C
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Reviewed July 15, 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

3  Thank MA M
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Reviewed May 30, 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

2  Thank librarian81
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Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

This is an amazing experience. So much to learn and history filled with facts and information. Although it's a small museum, it's still a educational and informative museum. Seeing the house where all transactions took place was very cool. Worth a look if you're in...More

Thank Celia P
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Reviewed September 28, 2015

I gave 5 star because I think it is worthy going there to hear about Alphonese Desjardins' unselfish story. He founded the credit unions back to his area. This house in modern eyes is not fency, but was a wealthy and high-class house in its...More

Thank Sophie B
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Reviewed September 16, 2015

This a small museum/house, but extremely well done. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and truly passionate about the history of the Desjardins family. She was actually animated enough to keep our 7 y.o. engaged for the approximately one hour tour. The museum is about...More

1  Thank raleightravels
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