Ancien Palais du Justice de L'Isle-Verte (Cour de circuit)

Ancien Palais du Justice de L'Isle-Verte (Cour de circuit)
Built in 1859, this courthouse is a reminder of the days when L’Isle-Verte was the county town of Témiscouata and seat of the circuit court. Three times a year, a circuit judge would hear civil cases. The building is classified an historic monument (1978) and recognized as a national historic site (1981). Discover the architecture, the history, the judicial system of the period and the cases tried.

Attractions and Activities

This old courthouse (1859) harkens back to the days when L’Isle-Verte was the seat of both Témiscouata county and the circuit court. The circuit judge came three times a year to hear civil law cases. Classified a historical monument in 1978 and recognized a national historic site in 1981, the courthouse presents the architecture, history, legal system and trials of those bygone years.
Classified as "Historic Monument" (QC, on 1978) and national historic place (Canada, on 1981), the building is managed by the Heritage foundation of The Isle-green (OBNL).

Converted in center of interpretation, discover the architecture of the Court of circuit, its history, the judicial system of the time and the settled trials.

Summer, 2017
  • Exposure on Henri F. Durand, architect and artist photographer;
  • Projection of David Chaumel's documentary on the ferryboats of the QC, " From a bank to the other one ";
  • Consult the programming of all the cultural activities to the Court of circuit (tab Events).
June 4 to Labour Day: Wenesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm.
Reservation: visit of group and off season visit
Tél.: 581 648-8412 or 418 898-3687
Average visit: 1 hour
Voluntary contribution
Public restroom
199, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste
G0L 1K0
Tel.: 581 648-8412
Tel. (2): 418 898-3687