In the early 1600s, the Auberge Place d’Armes was built by Guillaume Couillard, one of the first French settlers. In 1621 he married Guillemette Hébert, the daughter of Louis Hébert, the first setter in New France. In fact, several heritage buildings have been built on land that was owned by Guillaume Couillard.
In 2003, Marc-Antoine Doré, a direct descendant of Guillaume Couillard, took over his ancestor’s building and the Couillard-Doré family completely renovated the property, taking care to respect the original work completed four centuries earlier. Staying at the Auberge Place d’Armes is journey back in time, the coming together of an ancestral building and the family that erected it.