The Vieux presbytère de Batiscan that has been opening its doors for more than 200 years. Built in 1816, this old presbytery is an architectural wonder retaining all its authenticity. Classified Heritage site, it is now a witness to our ancestors’ lives.
Costumed guided tour
The exhibition Sacré curé! immerses you in the daily life of Wenceslas Théophile Fréchette, parish priest of Batiscan between 1843 and 1875, and his housewife, Adéline. A host of tasty anecdotes await you!
Due to COVID-19 and in accordance with the directive of the governmental authorities, programming for the 2020 season is temporarily suspended. We will keep you informed about future developements as soon as possible.
Enter the world of Wenceslas Théophile Fréchette – a priest – and Adéline – his housekeeper. Being his parishioners confidant, this one of a kind priest was able to find an answer to any of their troubles. Many juicy anecdotes are waiting for you! Explore the garden and learn our ancestors’ gardening means, as well as he vegetables grown in the 19th century. Visit the building, from the cave to the attic, with Albert Décary, engineer and owner of the Vieux presbytère, from 1922-1962.
The Vieux presbytère de Batiscan is also: Educational activities, group tours, temporary exhibit, historical and ornithological interpretation trail leading you to the river, a charming shop featuring local produce and craft creations, and a venue rental service for all types of events.
— Open every day, from 10 AM-5 PM, from the last Sunday of May until the last Sunday of October. —