Museum and Interpretation center

Musée de la mémoire vivante

Saint-Jean-Port-Joli • Destination Région L'Islet
Cueillettes d'hier et d'aujourd'hui, pour se nourrir
Musée de la mémoire vivante
Musée de la mémoire vivante
Cueillettes d'hier et d'aujourd'hui
Le fournil érigé vers 1764
Vue du fleuve depuis le belvédère
Accès à la rive du fleuve Saint-Laurent
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Description

In a few words

As the place where the events of the historical novel “Les anciens Canadiens” by Philippe Aubert de Gaspé and “Mémoires” took place, the museum invites visitors to experience an immersion in “immaterial heritage.” Four exhibits and a collection of first person stories are sure to bring back memories and also keep them alive. You can visit the museum alone or with family, and are welcome to share your own recollections and knowledge to future generations. At the site, you can see the remains of the foundations of de Gaspé's second manor house. Enjoy the picnic areas, a promontory, a bakehouse built circa 1764, and a root cellar located mid-way between the museum and access to the St. Lawrence shores.

Visit duration : 2.00 h

For Real!

Judith Douville, Musée de la mémoire vivante

Certifications et distinctions

  • The Navigator's Trail
  • Authorized museums
  • Grand Prix Régional - 2010
  • Grand Prix National OR - 2010
  • Grand Prix Régional - 2010

Schedule and prices

Schedule

June 24 to Labour Day: Daily, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Low season: Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Monday.

Prices

Adults: $7; seniors (65 years and over), students: $6; special rates for
families and groups.

Articles (13)

Articles

On vacation an hour from home!

Ah ! Saint-Jean-Port-Joli ! Here is a village that lives up to its name! As I am lucky enough to live in the neighbouring MRC, only an hour away, it is not uncommon for me to head to Saint-Jean-Port-Joli for one or two days, simply to get a change of scenery. The experience works like a charm: every time I take exit 414 off the 20, I immediately switch to "vacation" mode, even though I'm only a few steps from home!

Curious Nature Musée de la mémoire vivante : the discovery of the intangible heritage of yesterday and today!

Reminding us of our origins or our childhood memories, this is an experience of visiting the Musée de la mémoire vivante, a museum dedicated to the person and which preserves intangible heritage. New for this year, the innovation Tower, features a virtual exhibit titled "Inspirational Models Yesterday and Today". You can consult it while having an exceptional view of the river and the surrounding landscapes!

Curious Nature Podcast- A drive like no other with Lina and André

The sunsets over the Charlevoix mountains are a colorful sight from the L'Islet wharf. It is because we were invited by Tourisme Chaudière-Appalaches to follow the route proposed by the podcast "Ralentis, la marée monte", between L'Islet and Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies, that we attended that evening, the eve of departure, at this moment of great beauty in the company of people gathered to admire it.

How to fully enjoy spring

The dazzling, invigorating and energizing spring sun! The art of gently enjoying this moment of transition from the lull of winter to the bright future of summer is a real joy. So take the time to stop for a getaway in our region with friends, lovers or family to enjoy this season full of light and hope!

Fill up at Saint-Jean-Port-Joli!

Traveling by van, my boyfriend and I have converted our own camper with the idea of exploring the province and our neighbors independently. It is on board our big red car that we try to escape the city as often as possible.

Arrêts Gourmands

Arrêts Gourmands

On vacation an hour from home!

Ah ! Saint-Jean-Port-Joli ! Here is a village that lives up to its name! As I am lucky enough to live in the neighbouring MRC, only an hour away, it is not uncommon for me to head to Saint-Jean-Port-Joli for one or two days, simply to get a change of scenery. The experience works like a charm: every time I take exit 414 off the 20, I immediately switch to "vacation" mode, even though I'm only a few steps from home!