A network of authentic heritage villages, located in remarkable landscapes
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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
Mayor of Cacouna