Star Académie 2021 will be filmed in Waterloo
In this photo of Lara Fabian, we can easily recognize the portal of the Manoir Maplewood, located in Waterloo.
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Isabel Authier La Voix de l'Est The next version of Star Académie will be filmed in Waterloo. Participants will be staying at the majestic Maplewood Manor 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.
Asked about this on Wednesday, the co-owner of the place, Valérie Arseneau, declined to comment.
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.