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Prix du tourisme québécois 2008

Built in 1906, the Breen estate is in the center of the town of St-Bruno-de-Guigues. The 100 year old house was built by Thomas Breen, the town's blacksmith and business man. He was born in Liverpool England in 1881, was orphaned and later sent to Canada at age 12.

As an heritage site the Breen family home can be considered exceptional. The building has retained it's architectural style inside and outside. The furniture is good example of the way of life and culture of that era. Even better, many books, magazines and personal family journals have been very well preserved. Outside, one can enjoy the charm of the landscape garden with all its trees and flowers.

The Breen estate now belongs to the municipality of St-Bruno-de-Guigues. The restoration of this property is the result of the work and determination of a small group of volunteers. People of Guigues are proud to receive you in this heritage site to share with you a small part of the history of one of their families who contributed to the development of Temiscamingue.