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Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres

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Historical site

We have learn so much about the history of the city when we visited the prison, unreal and... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Claude R
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Rosemere, Canada
Scary and facinating

Old prison which surprisingly was in operation until 1986 with unreal living conditions. Quite... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
JpParent
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Terrebonne
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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 1 week ago

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

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Claire P, Responsable relations publiques at Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 5 weeks ago

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.

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Claire P, Responsable relations publiques at Old Jail of Trois-Rivieres, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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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

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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

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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!

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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.......

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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

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

We visited the old jail as a family, me, my parents, my sister and our two teens and it was quite impressive. The guide we had was quite good and colorful ...it is quite interesting to hear them talk about the history of the jail......More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited the old prison and jumped into a tour last minute. The gentleman guiding our goup was a former innate and gave us his own personal perspective of the history and logistics of the prison system. He didn't speak much English...More

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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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