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Biophare

The Biophare is a museum dedicated to the Lac-Saint-Pierre biosphere reserve. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, the territory includes among other things the Sorel Islands, which inspired a well-known Québécois novel: Le Survenant. The museum presents a permanent exhibition entitled “L’observatoire du Lac Saint-Pierre”. The Biophare also presents a new permanent exhibition entitled “L’appel du large” that plunges visitors into the heart of World War II. From June to December, visitors can also visit the exhibit “L’esprit des objets” (the souls of objects), an exhibition dedicated to reflecting on everyday aboriginal items and how they have evolved to become museum pieces.

Area Rivière Richelieu
City / Town Sorel-Tracy
Address 6, rue Saint-Pierre
Postal/Zip Code J3P 3S2
Telephone 450 780-5740 / 1 877 780-5740
Email address
Web site www.biophare.com

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Interpretation Centres, Historic Sites and Museums

Admission : adults, $7.50; elderly, $6.50, children and students, $3.50. Group rates available.

Description : The Biophare is a museum dedicated to the Lac-Saint-Pierre biosphere reserve. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, the territory includes among other things the Sorel Islands, which inspired a well-known Québécois novel: Le Survenant. The museum presents a permanent exhibition entitled “L’observatoire du Lac Saint-Pierre”. The Biophare also presents a new permanent exhibition entitled “L’appel du large” that plunges visitors into the heart of World War II. From June to December, visitors can also visit the exhibit “L’esprit des objets” (the souls of objects), an exhibition dedicated to reflecting on everyday aboriginal items and how they have evolved to become museum pieces.

Schedule : July 1 to Labour Day, daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; September to June, Wednesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Service : Partially accessible to persons with reduced mobility, tourist and leisure companion stocker, Route du Richelieu