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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 site (Canada, on 1981), the building is managed by the Heritage foundation of L'Isle Verte (OBNL).
Converted into an interpretation center and a summer theatre, discover the architecture of the Court de circuit, its history, the judicial system of the time and the settled trials.
A fully restored former courthouse, a heritage treasure - what better place to present plays in the form of courtroom dramas? This is the challenge the Théâtre populaire de L'Isle-Verte has met brilliantly over the last dozen years, to the delight of audiences who keep coming back for more. The 90-seat space only stages unique, original and exclusive plays, making it an instant must for anyone who loves high-quality theatre.