The first known Europeans in Wisconsin were French. They include Jean Nicolet in 1634, fur traders Nicholas Perrot and Toussaint Baudry in 1668, and in 1671 a Jesuit priest, Father Claude Allouez, helped establish a missionary fort. Father Jacquet Marquette was also known to have been in Brown County in 1673, where he joined Joilet Louis and left from here to search for the Mississippi River. In June of 1673 they portaged their canoes, Thus Portage, WI.
Wisconsin’s history started with the French, and we at Chateau De Pere continue to celebrate their culture and their adventurous spirit.
Chateau De Pere is a charming 36 room, all-suite hotel constructed on the foundation of a 19 th century mill. Café Chanson (French song) offers traditional French country cooking at reasonable prices prepared by Sebastien Amoruso our Executive Chef who hails from Provence.
If you would like to meet or dine privately, ask us about our party rooms. We also feature an elevated outside dining deck overlooking the Fox River, De Pere Boardwalk and Dam.
Laura McInerney, General Manager and the staff of Chateau De Pere and Café Chanson offer you a great place to experience French culture, meet new people or catch up with old friends. We look forward to serving you soon.