City of Longueuil - Archaeological heritage
The cradle of the ancient seigneuirie of Longueuil is located in the heart of the city heritage site of old Longueuil. Its perimeter is located nord by Bord-de-l'Eau east street, west by le chemin Chambly, east by Saint-Antoine street and south by Saint-Chalers east street.Covering an area of 9290 m², this islet was ran through by the river Saint-Antoine by a south-east north-west axis.
Le Parc de la Baronnie… Ici, Longueuil a commencé The square of the Parc de la Baronnie is a placed charged with history: more than 350 years ago, Longeuil is established there. It is a small plot of land that the first lord of Longeuil, Charles Le Moyne Senior, orders the construction of some of the oldest buildings on the south shore of Montreal.
This archaeological site holds history. People lived, worked, were born and were even buried there. Cradle of the City of Longueuil, this location has been frequented daily for centuries by men, women and children.
The unique historical character of the main square has been known for a long time. A few brief archaeological interventions were led during the last 30 years, but since 2005, the digs have started to intensify. Archaeologists discovered material artefacts of many key elements of the foundation of Longueuil.
The square of the Parc de la Baronnie has not ceased to be transformed with the passage of time, but always it has played an important role in the history of Longueuil.