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The Jacques Cartier Manor House Museum

Limoëlou before restoration

Limoëlou before restoration

After Jacques Cartier, the Manor House become a farm house and ramained as such until 1978.



In 1978, David M. Stewart an avid collector fascinated with Canada's early history, acquired the J Jacques Cartier Manor House on behalf of the Society of the Friends of Jacques Cartier, a canadian non profit organization.

 

The last owner of the house was preparing to modernize the interior of the building that would have caused irreparable damages to this historical house.

 

 

The restoration of the buidings began immediately following the purchase of the property. The work was placed in the hands of the chief architect of Bâtiments de France, Ille-et-Vilaine and lasted for a period of six years.

 

 

 

The Jacques Cartier Manor House Museum officially opened as a museum on May 19, 1984, during the 450th anniversary celebrations of Jacques Cartiers voyages to Canada.



 
The Mission of the Museum
 
 

The museum will be a center of excellence in the study and interpretation of Jacques Cartier, his accomplishments and his voyages of exploration within the socio-political context of the XVIth Century.


 
 
 
An important destination
 
 

Consisting of volunteers, the Saint-Malo Association of the Friends of Jacques Cartier is responsible for the management, upkeep and promotion of the museum.

 

Over the years, the Jacques Cartier Manor House Museum has become a popular destination with a many Canadians and Europeans looking to discover the history of the french presence in North America.

 

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