Museum and Interpretation center

Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière

Sainte-Croix • Lotbinière
Visite dans les jardins
Mobilier ancien de la famille Joly de Lotbinière
Ramasser des coquillages au bord du fleuve
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Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière

Contact details

7015, route de Pointe-Platon
Sainte-Croix Québec, G0S 2H0
List of itineraries

418 926-2462

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Our crushes (5)

  • Pleasant picnic areas

    Shaded and sunny spaces under century-old trees.

  • A Manor and its gardens

    Exhibitions, competitions, and more than 2,700 varieties of plants.

  • Privileged access to the river

    Walk on the beautiful beach and collect seashells!

  • The Butterfly Fairies

    Exploration game offered every day!

  • Horticultural competitions

    A fabulous prize to be won at the Auberge des Glacis in l'Islet.

In a few words

Enjoying a family picnic in the shade of large hundred-year-old trees, getting the children moving by participating in exploration games, discovering vegetables in the garden, breathing in the scent of flowers, collecting shells at the river's edge, walking alongside giant 300-year-old trees on a hike through the ancient forest and visiting the exhibits of a mansion steeped in history are some of the activities offered on this unique site.

Located 40 minutes west of Quebec City, this breathtaking site is a favorite spot for lovers of history, nature, culture, and relaxation. Recognized as one of the most beautiful gardens in North America, it also offers magnificent exhibitions (family history with antique furniture and paintings, embroidery, lace, and art gallery) at the Maison de Pointe Platon.

Visit duration : 2.30 h

For Real!

Watching the television series Downton Abbey, I found many similarities there with the art of living in the past at the Maison de Pointe Platon, as told to us by Madame de Lotbinière.

Hélène Leclerc, Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière

Certifications et distinctions

  • Authorized museums
  • The Navigator's Trail
  • Grand Prix Régional - 2006
  • Grand Prix Régional - 2009
  • Grand Prix Régional - 2015

Schedule and prices


Access to the site from May 23 to September 27, daily, from 10. to 5 PM.

Services are available from June 20 to August 30, daily, from 11 to 5 PM.

From May 23 to June 19 and August 31 to September 10, services only available on weekends


Adults: 16 $; seniors (65 years and over): 15 $; students: 10 $. Family and group rates available.

Articles (6)


Curious Nature An exploration game about garden gnomes and butterfly fairies, the perfect way to spend a fun Sunday with the family!

I have always been fascinated by garden gnomes. These beautiful little creatures, guardians of nature, bring a touch of whimsy to gardens. When I learned that there was an exploration game about gnomes and butterfly fairies in one of the most beautiful gardens in North America, I knew I had to bring my two young explorers to participate!

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