Press release


with story-teller Céline Jantet

On Sunday, July 2, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Maison Saint-Gabriel is dedicating the day to the queen of flowers and celebrating In the name of the rose. You are invited to a day filled with discoveries and samples in a festive atmosphere. Come and listen to the fabulous story of Rose Latulipe with story-teller Céline Jantet; her tales will amaze you.

As a result of the numerous activities offered on the museum site, the rose and its history will no longer hold any secrets for you. In the name of the rose presents numerous talented artisans who are fascinated by roses. You can sample rose jams, rose cake and even rose tea. Craftspeople – the saddle-maker, rope-maker, shoe-maker, clog-maker, blacksmith, shingle-maker, trough-maker, caner and spinner – will teach you their trades. You can also meet the incomparable Baptiste Durand, spoon-maker, and arrow weaving specialist France Hervieux. Let the musicians of the Ensemble Claude-Gervaisecarry you away with their musical performance on old-fashioned instruments.

At noon in the Farmhouse garden at Maison Saint-Gabriel, Historian Martin Fournier will give a conference entitled Les potagers en Nouvelle-France, un patrimoine culinaire. Starting at 1:00 p.m., historical activities will be hosted by story-teller and coureur de bois Ti-Jean de La Rochelle and the Théâtre Catherine-Crolo, with Une journée à la ferme de la Providence (A day at the Ferme de la Providence).

Perfumes are the sentiments of flowers,” said the poet. Now it’s your turn to let yourself be carried away by the delicate scent of the roses and other flowers that decorate the site. Visit the garden and stroll along the Poetry Path in the glade… and take the Sharecroppers’ path that evokes three hundred years of history.  And, of course, take time to visit the new temporary exhibit Curiosities and Treasures.

This Sunday, view life through rose-coloured glasses at Maison Saint-Gabriel, a 300-year-old monument, heritage museum and national historic site of Canada, retracing the history of the King’s Wards and recreating rural life in the 17th century.

Maison Saint-Gabriel is located at 2146 Place Dublin, in Point St. Charles, a few steps from Marguerite-Bourgeoys Park, less than five minutes by car from Vieux-Montréal, and near the Charlevoix metro station (Bus 57 East).

Guided tours are offered in French and English, Tuesday through Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from June 18 to September 3, 2017 and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. September 5 December 22, 2017. The museum is closed on Monday.

Information: 514 935-8136