Placed in the heart of the village of Isle-Verte (168, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste ), the house Louis-Bertrand was classified "ancient memorial" by the government of Quebec and " historic place " by the Committee of places and ancient memorials of Canada.
The vast house was built in 1853 for the trader and the notable Louis Bertrand, who by means of his son Charles, contributed to the development of the region in the XIXth century, at first in the export of the wood towards England, then in a foundry and in mills. The family was a part of the regional elite. As much Louis as Charles were also active on the political scene, in the municipal and in the federal.
Since four maintaining generations, Bertrand and Michaud families protected the inheritance of the house Louis-Bertrand. This bourgeois residence is provided with its furniture and with its decoration of origin. We find also period costumes, instruments of navigation, hunting trophies, a collection of books, a piano, ornamental objects, accessories, etc.
The house constitutes " a remarkable example of Quebecois architecture of neo-classic inspiration ", expressing at the same moment the French, British and American influence. A big porch which encircles the house contributes to its picturesque character.
The proposition of donation of the brothers Michaud was accepted by a resolution of the Board of directors of the UQAR in its meeting of November 22nd, 2005. The agreement was signed in front of solicitor on November 25th.