Maison Morisset

The Maison Morisset (also known by its nickname "La Brimbale"[1]) is a farmhouse built in 1678 during the seigneurial system of New France. Located in the municipality of Sainte-Famille on Île d'Orléans, the Maison Morisset was classified as a historic site and building by the Ministry of Culture and Communications of Quebec on June 7, 1962. It is reputed to be the oldest stone house in the province of Quebec.[2]

Maison Morisset
Maison Morisset, Sainte-Famille, île d'Orléans, Québec.JPG
Draw of the maison Morisset
Alternative namesLa Brimbale
Maison Baucher-Dit-Morency
Maison Beauché-Dit-Morency
Maison Beaucher-Dit-Morency
Maison Morency-Demers
General information
LocationSainte-Famille (Île d'Orléans)
Address4417, Chemin Royal, Sainte-Famille, Québec, G0A, Canada
Coordinates46°59′41″N 70°55′32″W / 46.994722°N 70.925635°W / 46.994722; -70.925635Coordinates: 46°59′41″N 70°55′32″W / 46.994722°N 70.925635°W / 46.994722; -70.925635
Construction started1678

In addition to its historical and architectural interest, the house has appeared in a large number of books and works of art, including several appearances on television. One of the first of these was the cover of La Fille Laide by Yves Thériault.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Denis Lavallée, René Pronovost, La Maison Morisset, ISBN 978-2-9807959-2-3, monograph, 37 pages, 2007.
  2. ^ Pierre Lahoud, interviewed on Passion maisons Archived 2013-04-06 at the Wayback Machine, Historia, 2009 (in French)
  3. ^ La fille laide, by Yves Thériault, at Amazon.com

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