Photo : Michel Julien
Year round from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Every day from June to Thanksgiving
From Monday to Friday the rest of the year
Open at all times for groups: reservations required.
Closed for the Christmas holidays.
Ages 6 to 17: $2.50
5 years or less: Free
Group rates available
March break: Free entry for children accompanied by an adult (max. 5 children per adult)
- Group rates
- Packages available
To discover, see and do...
The J.-A. Vachon house, the family home of the founders of Vachon cakes, is located in Sainte-Marie de Beauce, less than 20 minutes from the Quebec City bridges via Highway 73 South. Accompanied by a guide, you’ll learn how a family of humble origins prospered thanks to their dedication and ingenuity. The house, a recognized historical monument, takes you back to the days when Rose-Anna prepared her "croquignoles" (goodies) on the wood stove. You can see the first cookbook, the very one that was used to record the original cupcake recipes. Learn how Rose-Anna kept the accounts and what it cost at the time to run their small business. The visit is completed by a video on the history of Vachon cakes and the factory manufacturing process. Not to mention that each visitor also receives two cakes!
- Historic monument (Quebec)
Activities or attractions nearby
Musée de l'aviation (aviation museum)
Musée du Père-Gédéon
Le Forgeron d'or economuseum
Heritage walking tour
Clément Labrecque red deer farm
Le Jardin d'Andrée-Anne chocolate maker
Exhibitions: French, English,
Guided tours: French, English, Tour guide tells you the history of the Vachon pastry business.
- Picnic area
- Customized activities (specific groups)
- Hours adapted to groups
- Parking (buses)
- Restaurant available by reservation
- Packages available
- Other service(s): Tour of the city of Sainte-Marie available.
Help with planning visits to other museums and attractions in the city of Sainte-Marie.
Self-guided tours: 50 people
Guided tours: 50 people
Number of exhibitions: 2
Number of sites to visit: J.-A. Vachon house: 1