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Circuits historiques de Cacouna

415, rue Saint-Georges, Cacouna, Québec G0L 1G0


Four circuits totaling 50 points of interest immerse you in the heart of the cultural and historical roots which have forged the community of Cacouna since the first concessions of 1763. Meet the first inhabitants of the municipality, then explore its coastline and its localities with ” The maritime Cacouna”; you discover its built heritage, witness to the time when Cacouna was a famous seaside resort, with “La Petite hike” and “La Grande hike”. Also discover “the footsteps of Nelligan” through his poetry and see the places he frequented during his many summers spent with us between 1886 and 1898. Preload each of the circuits into your smartphone, which will guide and inform you through places, even without Internet. In addition, track your location on site by GPS in relation to the circuit visited. Almost all points of interest are accessible by car all year round. However, we recommend that you explore them on foot in sections, to better enjoy the environment. Physical panels complete the interpretation in several places.

PHOTO CREDITS Hikes of the past

Little hike

1. View of the north side, corner of Rue de l’Église and Rue Principale (Patrimoine), circa 1940. Postcard A. Rivard, coll. Richard Michaud

 The Great Hike

2. St. James the Apostle Church (Anglican community of Cacouna), Photo: Ernest Mercier, coll. Lynda Dionne and Georges Pelletier

3. The Pine Cottage villa (Chateau Vert). Coll. Shannon Family

4. In 1872,  the facade of the St. Lawrence Hall Hotel. Engraving by Edward Jump, Canadian illustrated News (September 14, 1872 p. 168)

5. The summer residence of Sir Montagu Allan (Montrose), in 1913. Lavoie photo Enr. Rivière-du-Loup, coll. House of Prayer the Cenacle

 Le Cacouna maritime

6. The houses of rue du Quai with the Gros-Cacouna peninsula in the background, circa 1900. Postcard, coll. Yves Lebel

7. A schooner near the Cacouna wharf, circa 1890. Photo: Ernest Mercier, coll. Lynda Dionne and Georges Pelletier

8. On the flats of Rivière-de-Vases opposite Île Verte, sea moss reapers. Coll. Viateur Beaulieu

In the footsteps of Nelligan (poetic circuit)

11. In one of the hidden villas (Peek à Boo), where he lived for a summer, Émile Nelligan wrote the poem Vieux piano. Photo: Mary Tudor Montizambert, source David Crombie

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