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Maison Alphonse-Desjardins

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A historic landmark

The Desjardins ancestral home in Old Lévis is a must-see for history buffs.

, Sylvie Ruel, journalist for the Journal de Montréal

Maison Alphonse-Desjardins

In a few words

Maison Alphonse-Desjardins is a testament to the beginnings of Desjardins Group and the cooperative movement in Canada. The building has been classified an historic monument, and features décor dating back to the early 1900s. Take a tour to learn more about the history of Dorimène and Alphonse Desjardins and how the first savings and credit cooperative in North America was founded—you'll understand why these two Canadian visionaries were designated national historic persons.
If you're in Old Lévis, be sure to stop by Édifice Desjardins, located a block away from Maison Alphonse-Desjardins. Take a look at the permanent exhibit, POP-SAC-A-VIE, which tells the story of Desjardins Group from the 1930s to the year 2000, and the Innovating Through Cooperation temporary exhibit, which showcases recent innovations that help Desjardins fulfill our educational mission as a cooperative financial group.


Opening hours for Maison Alphonse-Desjardins:
Tuesday to Friday*: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Weekends: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
* Open Mondays, from the second week of May to the first week of September (Labour Day), inclusively.
Summer hours: June 24 to September 3, 2018
Daily: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Opening hours for Édifice Desjardins (59 Bégin Street):
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed on holidays.


Free admission

Our crushes

  • Personnal touch

    Dedicated, insightful staff.

  • Lévis for visitors

    A wealth of heritage buildings and eateries for all tastes.

  • Just steps apart

    100 years of history in two neighbouring sites.

  • Travel back in time

    From the Victorian era through the 1950s to the present day.

  • Unique cultural heritage

    People and places that changed history.

  • An uplifting tour

    A glimpse into the lives of Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins


“ The first deposit at the Caisse populaire de Lévis was 10 ¢. A few years later, Alphonse Desjardins wrote that humble beginnings are no obstacle to future greatness. We agree! ”

Pierre-Olivier Maheux, Maison Alphonse-Desjardins


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From 19 to October 27, 2019
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Recommended by Esther Normand from Maison Alphonse-Desjardins