We took the ferry across to Levis to see the river. Found this free museum and decided to go. The staff was extremely friendly. Very apologetic that they did not have an English speaking tour guide. But it was no problem; I enjoyed listening to the guide in French and took in the sights of the home. The entry had... 更多
My friend and I came across this museum by accident while wandering around the town. Our guide (Denise) was extremely knowledgable and had an obvious empathy with the family and its ethos. Apart from that she had a great sense of humour and our tour was a lot of fun. The house would be worth a visit anyway as it... 更多
As a teacher, I like to visit museums, large or small. I really appreciated my visit as we got a personal tour of the house. Inscriptions on the walls in chronological order explain the Desjardins family's history. There are also pictures, books and other historical momentos. Then we visited the house which has a victorian decor and furniture. The tour... 更多
Discovered this using trip advisor. It was a very interesting tour given by Patrick into the history of Desjardins which were the first credit union in North America.
Asked Quebec City tourist office what to do in Levis after taking the ferry over and this was their recommendation. The only things I had read about in Levis were beer and chocolate but we opted to give this a try. I love house museums since they don't overwhelm and they are generally run by people very passionate about their... 更多
My wife and I took the ferry from Quebec to Levis mainly for the water views of Quebec City. Once we were on the other side we decided to explore and walked into the small tourist information office. The young lady told us that we should walk to the top and gave us a map with some spots we might... 更多
This is an amazing experience. So much to learn and history filled with facts and information. Although it's a small museum, it's still a educational and informative museum. Seeing the house where all transactions took place was very cool. Worth a look if you're in the neighbourhood. Enjoy:)
I gave 5 star because I think it is worthy going there to hear about Alphonese Desjardins' unselfish story. He founded the credit unions back to his area. This house in modern eyes is not fency, but was a wealthy and high-class house in its neighborhood as it is by the church. It is great to go there to know... 更多
This a small museum/house, but extremely well done. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and truly passionate about the history of the Desjardins family. She was actually animated enough to keep our 7 y.o. engaged for the approximately one hour tour. The museum is about a 10 minute walk from the Levis ferry terminal, so it is easy to visit... 更多
The visit to the house was part of a guided tour of Levi during a Storytelling Conference. I had no idea who Alphonse-Desjardins was, and realized half way into the talk that my credit union in Vancouver is connected to him. Who knew! I enjoyed learning about him, and the house was sweet.