Maison Charron to Become the Authors Pavilion

Maison Charron in Gatineau is home to the Association des auteurs et des auteures de l’Outaouais. In 2017, the Authors Pavilion will feature cultural and literacy programs, including “Concerts à la Maison.”

Authors Pavilion

The Authors Pavilion is open to the public:

  • seven days a week, June 30 to September 3, 10 am to 6 pm, and from 10 am to 9 pm on Fridays
  • Wednesdays to Sundays, September 6 to October 15, 10 am to 6 pm

Special Programming:

  • Concerts at Noon (live music, jazz and French songs) every Saturday at Noon from June 30 to September 2 on the exterior terrace of the Maison des auteurs.
  • Concerts at the House (all genres such as contemporary dance, world music, poetry, etc.) every Friday evening starting at 5 pm from June 30 to September 1  on the exterior terrace of the Maison des auteurs.

For information:
Association des auteurs et auteures de l’Outaouais
Telephone : (819) 918-1590 (in Fench)


While in the area, head over to Jacques-Cartier Park to discover MOSAÏCANADA 150. The exhibit of some 40 different Mosaïculture arrangements will reflect 150 years of history, values, culture and arts in Canada. Access to the site is free from July 1 to October 15, 2017, from 10 am to 7 pm.

For information:
Telephone : (819) 360-6336

About Maison Charron

Maison Charron is a rare surviving example of the maison québécoise in Canada’s Capital. Built between 1826 and 1841, probably by carpenter François Charron, on land rented from Philemon Wright (the founder of Hull), the house is representative of the architectural transition from the 18th century maison traditionnelle québécoise to the more modern 19th century home.

From 1892 Maison Charron served as headquarters for a river transportation company. It was purchased by the Canadian government in 1941. Jacques-Cartier Park was created on the property surrounding the home and the house itself was later restored as an exhibition space. Maison Charron was designated a Government of Canada Recognized Federal Heritage Building in 1985.

Rehabilitated by the NCC in 2015, Maison Charron is the oldest house in the Hull sector of Gatineau.

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