Dine 18th century style at the Beggar's Banquet and visit the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site during your 2 night stay at the Point of View Suites in Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island.
The Beggar’s Banquet, based on the historical tradition of holding a secret banquet for the poor, is unlike any other dining experience in Nova Scotia. In a setting reminiscent of an 18th century working-class tavern, you are invited to attend wearing reproduction period costumes (provided by the establishment). While you dine, join hostesses Sabine and Angélique and their staff in storytelling, dance and traditional French and English ballads and tunes.
Although the meal and traditional setting are representative of what beggars had to endure in 1745, you are assured a feast fit for a king. You may even be provided the opportunity to master the technique of cracking open a lobster or crab legs! Choose from market lobster, snow crab, halibut or roasted half chicken, each served with homemade potato salad and coleslaw, vegetable garnishes, freshly baked rolls and piping hot tea and coffee. Top it all off with delicious ginger cake with whipped cream.
Immerse yourself in the area’s history and culture and learn of the French colonial settlement’s fisheries and trade industries, as well as its society and culture. The Beggar’s Banquet is the perfect complement to a visit at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site during Louisbourg300, marking the 300th anniversary of the founding of Île Royale - known today as Cape Breton Island - and its capital, Louisbourg, throughout 2013. There has never been a better time to experience history coming to life at North America’s largest historical reconstruction!
Your Beggar's Banquet package includes:
- 2 nights accommodation at Point of View Suites in a non-oceanfront room
- Breakfast for two each morning
- Beggar's Banquet on one night of the stay (dinner is served at 6 pm nightly)
- Entrance for two to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
From $399 per couple, taxes and gratuities not included.
Upgrade to an oceanfront unit for an additional $20 per night!
Coupon code: P8272
Affiliations: Destination Cape Breton
Valid: July 1, 2013–August 31, 2013
Advance reservations are required to ensure room availability. Rates are based on double occupancy per night. Taxes and gratuities are not included. A credit card number is required to hold rooms. No smoking please. We require 48 hours notice of cancellation.