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Cruises and Visit of Grosse-île

Stay  in one of our Premium Rooms at Au Petit Chateau B&B for one night and Visit the Irish Memorial at Grosse-île just 25 minutes away along a scenic route for as little as $215 for 2 guests, including Full Authentic Breakfasts.

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From 1832 to 1937, Grosse Île was the main getaway for immigrants into Canada. This island witnessed momentous events, such as the typhus epidemic, which claimed the lives of thousands of Irish immigrants in 1847.

Meet many period figures who will tell you about the daily lives of the employees and immigrants residing in the quarantine station. Experience what the immigrants felt when they entered the disinfection building and learn about medicine and immigration in the 19th and 20th centuries.


Walk or hop on the tourist trolley to the central part of the island to visit the village where the quarantine station employees lived. Continue your tour toward the hospital sector on the island’s most eastern point to visit the Lazaretto, which bore witness to the tragic events of 1847.

Like Ellis Island, Grosse Île was the main gateway in Canada for Irish immigrants.

The departures are from Berthier-sur-Mer with Croisières Lachance.

For more information, or to book this package, please contact Au Petit Chateau B&B Toll Free at (877) 833-2798 or e-mail to