Museum and Interpretation center

Maison Alphonse-Desjardins

Lévis • Lévis
Maison Alphonse-Desjardins

In a few words

This Gothic Revival house (1883) was home to Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins, founders of the first credit union in America. This is where they put the final touches on their business plans and where the first transactions were conducted for the “Caisse populaire de Lévis”. Painstakingly recreated, visitors are greeted in a historical setting that shows what the Desjardins' family home looked like in 1906. The visit ends with a permanent exhibit on the origins of the cooperative financial system. Take the occasion during your visit in the old Lévis, to visit the exibits at Edifice Desjardins, located at 59 Bégin. You will discover the historical heritage of Desjardins Movement from 1930 to 2000 and the temporary exibit of Developpement International Desjardins (DID). For more than 45 years, DID has been working with developing and emerging countries. It is a pioneer in the deployment and development of microfinance around the world.

Schedule

2016 OPENING HOURS OF MAISON ALPHONSE-DESJARDINS:
Summer schedule ( June 24 to September 5) :
Monday to Sunday: 9 h 30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Regular schedule (before June 24 and after September 5) :
Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.
But open on Monday from May 9 to September 5.

OPENINGS HOURS OF EDIFICE DESJARDINS ( 59 Bégin street):
Monday to Friday : 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (but closed on holidays)

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Prices

Free. Please reserve for groups of 8 persons or more.

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