Star Académie 2021 will be filmed in Waterloo [PHOTO GALLERY]
In this photo of Lara Fabian, we can easily recognize the portal of the Manoir Maplewood, located in Waterloo.
Share November 11, 2020 3:10 pm Update at 5:55 pm Share Star Académie 2021 will be filmed in Waterloo [PHOTO GALLERY]
Isabel Authier La Voix de l'Est The next version of Star Académie will be filmed in Waterloo. As of February 14, the 15 participants will be staying at the majestic Manoir Maplewood on Clark Street.
On social networks, the production released, this week, a photo of the new director of the Academy, Lara Fabian, in front of the threshold of the house in question, leaving the mystery hovering. “On Thursday, November 12, @larafabianofficial will present a very first look at the new Academy! A grandiose, inspiring, warm place … ”, we could read in the publication.
The most seasoned did not take long to recognize the solid wood doors adorned with the characteristic rosettes of the Manoir Maplewood entrance gate.
The news was confirmed Wednesday afternoon.
In a video, Lara Fabian says that after visiting 35 locations, the producers fell in love with the Manor, which became the biggest Academy in the show's history. The interior will nevertheless be redesigned to meet the needs of the team and participants.
In particular, there will be a classroom, a lounge where the Sunday evening post-mortem will take place, an office for Lara Fabian and a musical laboratory filled with instruments and technical equipment available to academics.
Mika will assume the role of artistic director of the Academy. The faculty will be composed of Ariane Moffatt, Gregory Charles, Pepe Munoz, Yanick Nézet-Séguin and Anne Dorval. Musician Patrice Michaud will host the big Sunday night shows of the show, back on the air after nine years of absence.
Today, the place has all the advantages of a private mansion, with its chef's cuisine, its wine cellar, its refined interior spaces, and its landscaped grounds with terrace, spa, sauna and heated swimming pool. The Voice of the East archives
With its ten rooms and suites, this charming hotel occupies the former residence that the senator and businessman AB Foster had built in 1864 on the heights of Waterloo.
Acquired by the Congregation of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary in 1882, the luxurious residence later became the Maplewood Convent, before being sold in 1989.
When Valérie Arseneau and Martin Bouchard acquired it in 2012, the former convent was abandoned and in poor condition. The Madelinots couple spent more than two years restoring the place to restore it to its former glory.
Today, the place has all the advantages of a private mansion, with its chef's cuisine, its wine cellar, its refined interior spaces, and its landscaped grounds with terrace, spa, sauna and heated swimming pool.
On sale since 2016, the establishment was offered for rent this summer, in a “Private Villa” formula for groups.