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Fête de Saint-Louis: a traditional feast with a modern twist

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“Eat, Drink and be Merry”! The Fête de Saint-Louis, a traditional feast day observed in 18th century Louisbourg, celebrates St. Louis, patron saint of the French. As it was in the past, the day will include special military demonstrations, “residents” showing their best fineries in a procession, and special food displays.

Embrace the spirit of indulgence by participating in Devilish Delights: a delectable history of drink and desserts in New France and New England. Discover the colonial connections of chocolate and alcohol with slavery, class, and revolution as you enjoy the flavours and aromas of history’s favourite refreshments. 

This year marks an anniversary year for Marguerite Bourgeoys, the founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame in New France. The sisters were dedicated to the education of young girls and opened the first school in Louisbourg in the 18th century. We will celebrate this shared history and the continued work of the Congregation on August 25th the Fête de St Louis. Following the noon-day cannon, there will be a ½ hour mass held in the military chapel and a procession to the original 18th century convent grounds.


This experience is included with park admission fees. 

Youth 17 and under have free admission to Parks Canada places.

($) Extra Fees may apply for additional onsite programming 



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