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Saint-Paul-de-Montminy, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Paul-de-Montminy vers 1925 311, 4e Avenue, Saint-Paul-de-Montminy, QUÉBEC wikipedia  Established 1892

The municipality of Saint-Paul-de-Montminy is part of the regional county municipality of Montmagny itself included in the administrative region of Chaudière-Appalaches. The municipality spreads over a territory of 164 square kilometers.

Before being called Saint-Paul-de-Montminy, the municipality was called St-Paul-du-Button (since 1852).

The oldest parish of Montmagny-Sud, the municipality still retains many heritage elements. It is a magnificent village located in the mountains, where a mixture of ancestral and modern architecture rubs shoulders.

Located on the side of Grande Coulée mountain, Saint-Paul-de-Montminy offers a remarkable panoramic view of the Appalachians, as well as its mansard-roofed houses that date from the time of the foundation of the village.

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Saint-Paul-de-Montminy, Québec, Canada

Église de Saint-Paul-de-Montminy vers 1925
311, 4e Avenue, Saint-Paul-de-Montminy, QUÉBEC

Established 1892

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  • St-Paul-de-Montminy - The first settlers arrived in 1849. Our courageous pioneers came from St-Thomas, St-François, St-Vallier, St-Pierre and St -Gervais.
  • 1862 - St-Paul-de-Montminy is incorporated
    The opening of the lands of the region to colonization took place in the second half of the 19th century. The pioneers came from St-Thomas, St-François, St-Vallier, St-Pierre and St-Gervais. The municipal incorporation took place in 1862 and the first mayor was Mr. Georges Blais.
  • It was not until 1868 that St-Paul was erected into a parish with the construction of its church. Its first resident priest was Father Jean-Baptiste Vallée, who was in charge of the parish until 1871.
  • 1890 - St Paul
    "St Paul. post vil., Quebec, Montmagny co., 17 m. from St Pierre, and 50 m. from Quebec"
    The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
  • 1892 - Église de Saint-Paul-de-Montminy established at Saint-Paul-de-Montminy
  • 1929 - Lighning strikes on an interesting marriage
    During a violent electrical storm on April 1, 1929, a lightning strike reached the bell tower of the church and it was destroyed by fire, just like the neighboring convent, despite all the efforts made to avoid the worst convent burnt down. In addition, two people lost their lives as a result of this accident; a nun who did not survive the consequences of the brutal move and a man named Auguste Delagrave who had the council table blown over him. That very morning, we had celebrated a rather unusual wedding: that of a 16-year-old girl with a 57-year-old man. It is not without some comments that people have always remembered this fact.
  • The plans for the new church were prepared by the architect R. Rousseau from Quebec and on December 25, 1929, Christmas could be celebrated in the new church.
  • The municipality officially changes its name on April 30, 1986, to become Saint-Paul-de-Montminy. This odonym honors Father Antoine Montminy, parish priest of Saint-Gervais, who advocated colonization in the parishes of southern Quebec.

  • 2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Saint-Paul-de-Montminy:
    Parc des Ancêtres: Start your visit with a stroll through Parc des Ancêtres. This picturesque park is not only a great place for a leisurely walk but also offers a glimpse into the history of the village through its sculptures and interpretive panels.

    Mont Saint-Magloire: If you're an outdoor enthusiast, Mont Saint-Magloire is a must-visit. In the winter, it's a popular spot for skiing and snowshoeing, while in the warmer months, you can enjoy hiking and mountain biking trails. The panoramic views from the summit are breathtaking.

    Cycling: Québec is famous for its extensive network of cycling trails, and Saint-Paul-de-Montminy is no exception. The village is a stop along the Parcours des Anses, a scenic 23-kilometer route along the St. Lawrence River. Bring your bike or rent one locally to explore the area on two wheels.

    Ferme Bernier: Experience a taste of the region by visiting Ferme Bernier, a local farm where you can purchase fresh produce and dairy products. It's an... Read MORE...

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male ancestorJoseph-Aldéric PELCHAT (16 April 1878, Saint-Paul-de-Montminy, Québec, Canada (St-Paul-du-Button) - , )
male ancestorEugene-Seraphin BERNIER (9 March 1883, Saint-Paul-de-Montminy, Québec, Canada (St-Paul-du-Button) - , )
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