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Maison Alphonse-Desjardins

Lévis • Lévis
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Maison Alphonse-Desjardins
Maison Alphonse-Desjardins in winter
Maison Alphonse-Desjardins in autumn
Salon des Desjardins
Maison Alphonse-Desjardins
Photo : Claude Côté, Mouvement Desjardins
Photo : Claude Côté, Mouvement Desjardins
A Victorian Christmas with the Desjardins family. Photo: Claude Côté
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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

Built in 1883, this Gothic Revival house belonged to Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins, the founders of Desjardins Group. Step back in time to 1906 on a guided tour of this Victorian home, where the leading cooperative financial group in North America was born.


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 11 to September 7.

Summer hours: June 20 to September 7, 2020
Daily: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Free admission

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  • An inspiring tour

    Get a glimpse into the lives of Desjardins couple.

  • Tourist site

    Visit an ancestral home in the heart of Old Lévis.

  • Local history

    Learn about this key historical site and figures.

  • Free family activities

    Enjoy year-round cultural activities and special events.

  • A step back in time

    Travel back to the Victorian era.


“ 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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