In the heart of Vieux-Vaudreuil, revisit the New France era through a
series of activities and festivities the whole family can enjoy.
Vaudreuil-Soulanges Regional Museum is currently holding the 25th
edition of its highly popular celebration event under the theme À tout
seigneur tout honneur. With the age-old tradition called the plantation
du Mai (May plantation) as its key theme, the event offers visitors a
unique interactive experience as they revisit the days of the
Festivities will start Friday with the unforgettable Souper des Seigneurs held under the big top. Saturday and Sunday, on the grounds of Musée régional de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, several historical reconstitution groups will recreate the day-to-day lives of people during the New France era. There will be several demonstrations of yesteryear crafts, now on the decline.
In addition to historical period musicians and figures to add to the festive ambiance, a large number of agri-food artisans and exhibitors will set up shop around the museum to showcase their wares and know-how. To complete these period festivities, an Aboriginal village and a French military encampment will be reconstituted at Place des Premières Nations, located at nearby Parc Esther-Blondin. Families can fully enjoy the experience by taking part in a series of historical activities specially designed for them.
With the Concours Intermondial de la Grande Menterie en Nouvelle-France, the seigniorial mass and the traditional Plantation du Mai, new life will be breathed into the era of the seigniorial regime to fully immerse visitors in the past.
Photo credit: Nicole G. Meloche