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Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres

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Not what I expected

This was the first time that I ever visited a jail. The outside was smaller than I expected but it... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
LoveMyFoodGirl1
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Montreal, Canada
Interesting a sobering tour

We visited from a cruise ship.Really amazing tour .The jail is almost medieval in the way inmates... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
arh0070
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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Part of the Musee POP, The Old Prison of Trois-Rivieres opened in 1822 and was classified a historic monument. The guides (some of them are former inmates) will tell you about life in this prison closed in 1986 for unhealthy conditions. The cells...more
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200, Laviolette Street, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec G9A 6L5, Canada
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

This was the first time that I ever visited a jail. The outside was smaller than I expected but it looks just like the photos. It is attached to the newer section of the new museum (that is where you go to get your admission...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LoveMyFoodGirl1
Claire P, Responsable des relations publiques at Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thank you very much arh0070 for your precise comment, your touching description and your good advices! We are pleased to note that you enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed 30 September 2018

We visited from a cruise ship.Really amazing tour .The jail is almost medieval in the way inmates were treated until the 1980,s.You could almost feel the souls of the inmates as you walked around the jail especially in the dungeon .When you left the facility...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Claire P, Responsable des relations publiques at Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thank you very much arh0070 for your comment and your touching description!

Reviewed 14 September 2018

Very disappointed. Went on Sunday and there was no Bilingual tour available. We were told we could join the French one but what is the point of paying $15.00 per person when you can’t understand the tour. Not happy as we purposely stayed in a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Claire P, Responsable relations publiques at Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

We are sorry for this inconvenience. We would love to offer English visits in the Old prison all year around. However, as it is clearly mentioned on our website, “during Fall, Winter and Spring seasons, English guided visits are not always available, and we ask...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018

We have learn so much about the history of the city when we visited the prison, unreal and unbelievable. You knew women and kids were kept in this prison with man.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Claude R
Claire P, Responsable relations publiques at Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thanks Claude R!

Reviewed 6 August 2018

Old prison which surprisingly was in operation until 1986 with unreal living conditions. Quite disturbing to hear and see where these people were forced to live in

Date of experience: July 2018
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Claire P, Responsable relations publiques at Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thanks JpParent!

Reviewed 4 July 2018

Incredible that we kept men, women and juveniles in a prison like this until 1986. 18 to a cell designed for 6. Cells had no toilets or running water or A/C or proper heating. And the isolation cells called 'holes' in the basement actually had...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Claire P, Responsable relations publiques at Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thanks Malcom G for your comment.

Reviewed 1 June 2018

As Louise Penny fans, my family and I were first lured into the Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres by the literary connection, but we discovered so much more. We had a fabulous, knowledgeable, and patient tour guide who delighted in sharing stories with us. This is...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Claire P, Responsable des relations publiques at Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thanks ErinnElisabeth!

Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We were here today and Réjean’s life story as an old inmate here was inspiring and fascinating! Its a must!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

It's a beautiful place. The construction, the thickness of the wall are most impressive. The history behind the place is very interesting. It is a prison though, full of echoes of the past.......

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

On a recent cruise to Canada we visited the old jail. I had seen this on the internet when I researched the town. We had a guide to show us around. He was very informative and we spent a good hour being shown around and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Vera B
8 August 2018|
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Response from ErinnElisabeth | Reviewed this property |
Hi Vera - I would suggest reaching out to the tourism group (link below) and seeing if you can request an English tour. They were very accommodating when we were there and I think you're giving the plenty of advanced... More
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MddieCanada
27 September 2017|
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Response from Claire P | Property representative |
Hi MddieCanada, Unfortunatly, the Old Jail will be closed on October 10. During Fall (after October 9) and Winter, the Old Jail is opened only Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm. Sorry! Claire Plourde Communication... More
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Steve F
7 July 2015|
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Hi Steve F, You could walk from the Cruise ship dock, it is only 5 minutes to the Old Jail.
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