Manoir Mauvide-Genest at Saint-Jean-de-l’Île-d’Orléans and Zodiac

Zodiac et Manoir Mauvide-Genest à Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans

Stop by the third most wondeful village in Quebec: Saint-Jean-de-l’Île-d’Orléans! This small village was once the installation place for the St. Lawrence drivers who welcomed and guided all ships approaching Quebec by the navigation channel. Visit the Mauvide-Genest Museum or take part in a guided tour of Saint-Jean-de-l’Île d’Orléans. Admire the most remarkable church on the island, known as a historical monument, and the marine cemetery overlooking the wonderful St. Lawrence River.

The Manoir Mauvide-Genest

Welcome to the Manoir Mauvide-Genest,

Located at Saint-Jean de l’Île d’Orléans, one of the most wonderful villages of Quebec. Visit this seigniorial manor, an authentic jewel of Quebec heritage, constructed under the French regime in 1734 by Jean Mauvide, a surgeon who became Lord, and his wife Marie-Anne Genest.

Our costumed guides and multimedia presentation will make you discover the habits and customs of the XVIII century.


4 exhibitions:

At the time of Lord Jean Mauvide

The visit of this seigniorial residence, furnished like it was in the XVIII century, offers a time travel to the epoch of New-France.

Jean Mauvide: Surgeon and apothecary

This exhibition recreates the surgery and apothecary office of Jean Mauvide.

Le potager de Jean Mauvide

Uncover the apothecary secrets of Jean Mauvide. Visit the garden that he used to brew his remedy with medicinal plants.

The Legacy of J. Camille Pouliot, judge

In the XX century, the manor was saved by the last family that owned it, who was linked to Marie-Anne Genest herself, the Pouliot Family. The photographic exhibition The legacy of J.-Camille Pouliot, judge will give you a glimps into a bourgeois family from 1926 to 1999.

Guided Tour of the Village of St-Jean

Walk into the Village of St-Jean with a guide and learn its history.

An exceptional place on the banks of the St-Laurent river, rest area, games and animation on the manor’s land, treasures hunt and joy !


Guided tour

Preferentiat price : 6,00$
Child (12 &  – ) : 0,00$

Opening hours:

From 10:00 to 17:00

May 15 to June 18:  Friday, saturday and Sunday.
June 18 to September 6: every day.
September 7 to October 12: Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Open on reservation: at your convenience.


Manoir Mauvide-Genest

1451, Chemin Royal,
St-Jean de l’Ile d’Orléans
Québec, G0A-3W0

Tel.: (418) 829-2630
Fax: (418) 829-0734

Tarifs :

Private price : 95,00 $

Private price for children : 47,50 $

Museum admission, discretion Tip

Departure :

On reservation

Duration :

1 hour tour + 3 hours cruise

Boarding stations

No hidden fees

Please call for reservations in a time of less than 48 hours !