The artists’ circuit

La route des artistes
Et la terre tournera encore - André Leroux, potier

Simply beautiful

Quality craftsmanship and art are the hallmarks of the objects made by the inspiring artists you’ll discover along this route steeped in history. Visit a pottery studio where you’ll learn about throwing clay and visit historic sites for a glimpse of the life and history of our forebears. Pack a lunch, a water bottle, a blanket to sit on and enjoy a picnic outdoors!

From Vaudreuil-Dorion to Rigaud

Time

1 day

# of stops

5 stops

Distance

59 km

Stops

  • 1 Maison Trestler
  • 2 Musée régional de Vaudreuil-Soulanges
  • 3 Maison Félix-Leclerc de Vaudreuil
  • 4 Et la terre tournera encore
  • 5 Studio Laroche

Maison Trestler 1

85, Chemin de la Commune Vaudreuil-Dorion Québec J7V 2C3

450-455-6290

A unique heritage property, Trestler House is a window back in time. Built in the late 1700s, the 16-room stone house is a shining example of Québec history, complete with period furniture, artifacts, even its own ghost! The summer season bustles with excitement: group tours, guided visits, exhibitions, and a legendary summer concert series that features talented local and international musicians. The house is available as an enchanting venue for weddings, business meetings, and other events, complete with rentals and catering services. Sheltered in a residential area of Vaudreuil-Dorion, Trestler House is one of the region’s cultural gems, easily accessible by car, train, bicycle, or on foot.

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Musée régional de Vaudreuil-Soulanges 2

431, Avenue Saint-Charles Vaudreuil-Dorion Québec J7V 2N3

450-455-2092

Built near 1847, this imposing structure began its life as Collège Saint-Michel, functioning as Vaudreuil Village’s boy’s school. In 1958, it became the home of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Regional Museum. Through its permanent and temporary ethnologiccal exhibitions, this museums acts as a witness to the evolution of this region’s way of life. The museum houses and protects over 9,000 magnificent objects of Quebec’s material heritage. It is also their mission to showcase the work of local artists in their contemporary gallery, which sees up to six shows a year. Museum staff are courteous and friendly, and are happy to take groups on guided tours of the collection. Themed activities are offered for children during the city’s many cultural events, and adult workshops are planned throughout the year. The museum is especially active with heritage and artistic workshops during the Seigneuriales de Vaudreuil-Dorion.

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Maison Félix-Leclerc de Vaudreuil 3

186, Chemin de l'Anse Vaudreuil-Dorion Québec J7V 8P3

4504553371,poste2350

The only home lived in by Quebec poet and artist Félix Leclerc still open to the public, the Maison Félix Leclerc is classified as a historical monument and now houses a permanent exhibition that invites guests to learn all about this star of song, theatre, and poetry. At the same time, discover the wellspring of creativity of the era's artistic community and the works of art Félix created while living on Vaudreuil-Dorion's Chemin de l’Anse. Other than inetractive guided tours, guests can profit all season long from a number of shows and cultural events in a garden that overlooks the magnificent Lake of Two Mountains. The shop is a must-visit as well, full of unique souvenirs and beautiful local artisanal and gourmet products.

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Et la terre tournera encore 4

26, Rue Saint-Joseph Les Cèdres Québec J7T 1T3

450-452-2750

In a friendly studio at the heart of the village of Les Cèdres, a creative space is open to those who want to learn about working with clay. "Et la terre tournera encore" pottery studio is a place for those curious about artisanal pottery making. Whether you are a beginner or a pottery expert, there is so much to be discovered. Courses and workshops are available for everyone.

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Studio Laroche 5

172, Rue Saint-Pierre Rigaud Québec J0P 1P0

514-814-5926

Studio Laroche opened in the heart of Rigaud in the summer of 2018. With a view of the river, and the mountain just minutes away, the artist never lacks inspiration for unique pieces of art. The studio's ceramics collections are inspired by the beauty, simplicity and tranquility of our daily lives. All the pieces that come through the doors of Studio Laroche are handmade and are the result of a love of art and a passion for the craft. The mission of the Studio Laroche is to promote a healthy and happy lifestyle through beautiful, de licate and useful objects. You can visit the workshop with the artist as your guide, who will explain how the pieces are made, and see the studio's collection on open-house days or by appointment.

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