Stemming from the former Seigneurie de la Petite-Nation, owned by Louis-Joseph-Papineau, Papineauville attracts passing travellers and offers many activities.
The Papineauville sundial is not to be missed. It is built exactly on the 75th meridian line, which serves to determine Eastern Standard Time.
The Parc du moulin seigneurial Papineau is located under a bridge, on the site of the Papineau seigneurial mill. It offers a view on the mill stream and the remnants of the former flour mill. The quality water available will allow you to quench your thirst after a wonderful day.
The public wharf and landing provide free access to Baie de la Pentecôte on the Outaouais River. Papineauville is part of the Chemins d’eau waterway, an Outaouais signature.
Agricultural products and services available are interesting and varied: among these are two sugar shacks: Chez Ti-Mousse and Brazeau. You can also visit vegetable and small fruit producers such as Agricola Cooperative Farm and the enchanted blueberry patch at KDJD Farm or even Saint-Houblon Farm. Floralpe is not to be outdone—you’’ll find their goat cheeses in the kitchens and on the menu of many reputed Québec chefs. Vignoble Saint-Angélique sets out its wine offerings in three tempting colours.
Not very far, La Ferme Cabriole includes among its horse-riding choices, courses in equine acrobatics, an opportunity for horse lovers to live a privileged moment with their favourite animal.
Papineauville reserves a privileged place for the arts with Le Rendez-vous des arts. For this occasion, the village centre is overtaken by tents and marquees where artists and craftspeople present their work.
Papineauville also invites you to discover its architectural heritage, witness to its rich history and tied to one of Québec’s most illustrious families, the Papineaus. Some of them lie in the village cemetery.
Two wayside crosses are proudly preserved and maintained on Côté Saint-Charles and on Chemin de la Rouge.