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Cottages, villas and old bourgeois homes by the sea

 

In 1758 , Acadians fleing deportation settled at Cacouna, joining a few fishermen who had earlier settled on the peninsula.

 

Starting in 1863, the rich bourgeois families of anglophone Montreal merchants began building sapcious villas that can still be admired

 

The village, green and shaded, forms a pleasant ensemble of many heritage buildings including the great villas, the church presbytery from 1836, Québec houses and the magificent church interior.

 

In the village center, Rue du Quai leads down to a small park (for a picnic by the shore) where you find examples of small 19th century houses and an Amerindian centre.

 

West of the village, a lookout gives a panoramic view of the Saint-Lawrence river and the islands. To the east, a wetland provides an excellent site for observing shorebirds

 

CACOUNA-VILLAGE, from <<Kakoua-Nak>>: Land of the porcupine

 

REGION: www.tourismebas-st-laurent.com

 

VILLAGE: www.cacouna.ca

 

 

 

 

 

We are proud of our village and rightfully so. Numerous villas and cottages are living witnesses to the flourishing history of Cacouna, fashionable  destination at the beginning of the 20th century. 

 

Today, our thriving community boasts a sense of hospitality our tourists do enjoy insuring a memorable stay to all visitors to Cacouna, the land of the porcupine. Come vist us and enjoy our village !!!

Ghislaine Daris,

Mayor of Cacouna