Useful informations

Useful informations

Created in 1665, the heritage site of Trait-Carré is one of the most precious jewels in the trove of our regional heritage. Trait-Carré stands out owing to its unique urban layout, history and numerous architectural styles. The Jesuit priests who owned the land decided to arrange the lots in the form of a star converging at a central point with a view to protecting the colonists living there. If you take the walking tour of Trait-Carré, you will see the district's peculiar urban layout and the French and Québec architecture prevalent in rural areas from the 17th to the 19th centuries. The walking tour will take you to ten historical interpretation areas and more than twenty selected sites. You can do the tour on your own by using the map/brochure or take the group tour (reservations required). New GPS adventure for visitors of all ages! Departures from the Jesuit Mill. Packages available. Reservations required. Duration of the tour: 2 hours.

Schedule and Details

Hours: open year-round for walking tours of Trait-Carré for groups only upon reservation and on Sunday for individual visitors.

Admission: 5 to 8, depending on the package chosen. Guided tours of Nativity scenes every Thursday and Friday from December 7 to 22 and December 26 to 29 at 7 p.m.

Admission: 6 (13 years and over). Historical and gourmet tours now available for groups year-round (reservations required).

Admission: from 12 to 16, depending on the package chosen.

Closed: Hours: vary.

Minimum duration of a visit: 01 h 30

Schedule and rates are subject to change without notice. Visit their website or contact them for up-to-date information.


Borough of Charlesbourg


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General Features

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Ability to host groups
Companies offering Youth Activities : For groups
Companies offering Youth Activities : For individuals


Bus Parking: Free Outdoor on Site, Parking: Free Outdoor on Site, Bike Parking: Free Outdoor on Site

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English, French

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