Prices and schedules
Average duration of a visit :
45 min. To 1 Hour
Guide visits are also available
Children less than 12 years
Also special rates for scholars groups
Guided tours: offered mid-June thru Labor Day, daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The rest of the year only with a reservation.
mandatory 48 hours ahead for groups
Location in town
24, Principale St. North
I front of the church
47o 27' 52,6'' north
-79o 26' 18,0'' west
Three types of clients will probably be interested in visiting the Breen estate.
- Lovers of heritage and culture : A magnificent century old house that has retained it's architecture inside and out with it's original furniture. Inside you will find the history of the Breen family, the life style of that time, lots of authentic documents and many other books and magazines.
- Lovers of nature and historic gardens : A large variety of flowers, plants, trees, fruit trees and the big oak trees, all an attraction for many bird species.
- Social groups and business people : The Breen estate is available for business meetings or family reunions, etc.
In the attic of this old house children are invited to play holloween year round.
A unique (for north-western Quebec) 16 foot diameter sundial is located close to the Breen estate. The frame of this sundial includes a mine headframe that was inspired by the discovery of a silver deposit by the " Chevalier de Troyes" when he was passing through this region in 1686. The first silver mine in Canada was near St-Bruno-de-Guigues.
The sundial was designed by Mr. Andre Beaulieu a clock builder from Montreal. Mr. Beaulieu was a sailor and has always had a passion for sundials. All the pieces of the sundial are related to mining.