The city of Trois-Rivières was founded in 1634, making it the second oldest French city in North America. Traces of this history are still visible in the historic district where you can admire several buildings of the French period, such as the monastery and chapel of the Ursulines, the manor Tonnancourt and the manor Boucher de Niverville and several other buildings dating from after the Conquest.
The tourist information office in Trois-Rivières offers guided tours. If you prefer to explore the historic center at your own pace, interpretive signs placed along the heritage trail will enhance your visit. You can find the path in the Official Tourist Guide Mauricie, available at the tourist information office.