FICTION\REALITY. Marie Victoire and Shoemaking in Maisonneuve.
Stroll through the world of a historical novel, that of Marie Victoire Dussault, the fabled mother of the brothers Oscar and Marius Dufresne. Are you critical, skeptical or romantic when you read novels inspired by characters who are both real and imaginary? The Château Dufresne offers you an ideal opportunity to follow in the footsteps of this little-known heroine of the bestselling novel La Cordonnière. What was the role played by Marie Victoire, one of the very few middle-class women to carve out a path for herself in the business world, specifically the shoemaking industry at the turn of the 20th century? Come along and see if you can separate fact from fiction!