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Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada - Église de Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption, est. 1721 30, rue Principale Est, Berthier-sur-Mer, QUÉBEC Source: Google maps

Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec

Berthier-sur-Mer is located on the south shore of the St. Lawrence, opposite Île-d'Orléans, where the river becomes an estuary.

Berthier-sur-Mer is one of the oldest places of colonization in Canada.

Today, Berthier-sur-Mer is a resort and there are many second homes that stand along the St. Lawrence. The views of the river, the Île-aux-Grues Archipelago and Mont Sainte-Anne, in the Laurentians, are magnificent.

Nicknamed the Capital of Sailing, it is a true paradise for people who indulge in water sports, but also for lovers of cycling and hiking.

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Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada

Église de Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption, est. 1721
30, rue Principale Est, Berthier-sur-Mer, QUÉBEC
Source: Google maps

Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada

Motel La Plage, Berthier-en-Bas, Quebec

Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada

Hotel Beau-Sejour, Berther en Bas, Que.

Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada

Hotel Normandie Cabins, Berther en Bas, Que.

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  • Berthier-sur-Mer's story begins in March 1637, when Nicolas Marsolet de Saint-Aignan obtained a strip of land near Anse de Bellechasse. This land is still known today as Micami.
    However, it seems that the first lord had little time to devote to his lands.
  • 1672 - Berthier-sur-Mer was named after Alexandre Berthier, a captain in the Carignan-Salières Regiment, who was given title to this area in 1672, then known as the seigneury of Berthier-en-bas.
    In November 1672, the seigneury passed to Alexandre de Berthier, captain of the regiment of Carignan-Salières.

    Read more about Isaac-Alexandre BERTHIER
  • 1681 - Berthier-sur-Mer parish opened
    During the first census of the colony, in 1681, the number of inhabitants of the seigniory was 18 souls.
  • 1710 - Parish of Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption-de-Bellechasse is established at Berthier (Berthier Sur Mer)

    Guide to Quebec Catholic Parishes and Published Parish Marriage Records, Compiled Jeanne Sauve White
  • 1721 - Église de Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption established at Berthier-sur-Mer
  • 1832
    1832 - Bellechasse county, bounded N.E. by the co. of l'Islet; S.W. by the N.E. boundary lines of the SS. of Lauzon and Jolliet and of Frampton, Cranbourne and Watford, and thence by a line prolonged S.E. to the S. boundary of the province; N.W. by the R. St. Lawrence, and it includes all the islands in that river nearest to the co. and in the whole or in part fronting it; and on the S.E. by the S. boundary of the province. It comprise the seigniories of Berthier, St. Vallier, St. Michel, Beaumont and its augmentation, la Martiniere, Montapeine, Vincennes, St. Gervais and Livaudiere, and the townships of Buckland and Standon... it contains 581 sq. m. and seven parishes.. The surface is uneven and in many places, particularly in the rear, mountainous; the soil nevertheless is susceptible of cultivation and produces abundance of good timber. - It is watered by the rivers du Sud, Boyer, Bellechasse, and their several branches, besides numerous other streams that fall into the St.... Read MORE...

  • In 1853, the federal government built a wharf that served for a long time as a home port for schooners transporting pulpwood to Quebec.
  • In 1855, the municipality of Berthier-en-Bas was civilly constituted.
  • 1873
    BERTHIER EN BAS. See Fraserville.


    RIVIERE DU LOUP EN BAS or FRASERVILLE, a flourishing post village and watering place of Quebec, co of Temiscouata, situated on the S shore of the St. Lawrence, at the junction of the Grand Trunk and Intercolonial railways, and at the N.W. terminus of a railway in course of construction from Fredericton, 127 miles below Quebec. It has Roman Catholic and Episcopal churches, about 20 stores, several hotels and mills, 2 foundries, a tannery, a telegraph office, and a number of handsome villa residences. Pop. 1,511.
    Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
  • 1895 - Berthier-en-Bas / Bellechasse de Berthier
    Berthier-en-Bas, or Bellechasse de Berthier, a village in Bellechase co, Quebec, on the right bank of the river St. Lawrence and on a railway, 40 miles by water S.E. of Quebec. Pop. 300.
    Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
  • 1916
    Berthier-en-Bas, or Bellechasse de Berthier, a village in Montmagny co., Quebec, on the right bank of the river St. Lawrence and on a railway, 40 miles by water SE. of Quebec. Pop. about 200.

    Bellechasse, a county of Quebec, Canada, bordering on the river St. Lawrence on the NW. and on the state of Maine on the SE. Chief town, St. Michel.

    Bellechasse, Quebec. See Berthier-en-bas.
    Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
  • Its name changed to Berthier-sur-Mer in 1970.

  • 2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Berthier-sur-Mer:
    Église de Saint-Vallier: Start your visit with a trip to the Église de Saint-Vallier, a beautiful church that dates back to the 18th century. Admire its stunning architecture and take a moment for reflection.

    Berthier-sur-Mer Wharf: Head to the wharf for breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River. It's a great spot for a leisurely stroll, photography, or simply enjoying the serene atmosphere.

    Museum of Maritime Heritage: Explore the town's maritime history at this fascinating museum. Learn about the importance of the river in Berthier-sur-Mer's development through interactive exhibits and artifacts.

    Île aux Grues (Crane Island): Take a short boat ride to Île aux Grues, an island known for its rich birdlife and stunning landscapes. You can go hiking, birdwatching, or simply enjoy a peaceful day surrounded by nature.

    Cycling: Berthier-sur-Mer and its surroundings offer great cycling routes for both beginners and experienced cyclists. Rent a bike and explore the scenic... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada

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female ancestorMarie-Marguerite LANDRY (1660, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada - 1725, Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Bas) (Berthier))
female ancestorFrançoise HÉBERT (23 January 1638, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) - 16 March 1716, Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Bas) (Berthier))
male ancestorIsaac-Alexandre BERTHIER (1638, , France - December 1708, Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Bas) (Berthier))
female ancestorMarie-Pérette LORIOT (LAURIAULT) (21 September 1656, Bourget, Bobigny, Seine-Saint-Denis Lle de France, France - 13 November 1730, Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Bas) (Berthier))
male ancestorNoël LEBRUN dit CARRIER (22 November 1665, , France - 15 January 1756, Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Bas) (Berthier))
male ancestorJean-Baptiste BOUTIN (22 July 1666 , Sillery, Québec, Québec, Canada (Mission Saint-Joseph-de-Sillery) (Saint-Colomb-de-Sillery) - 20 December 1751, Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Bas) (Berthier))
male ancestorPierre LAVOIE (3 August 1666, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (La Visitation-de-Notre-Dame de Chateau-Richer) - 27 April 1736, Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Bas) (Berthier))
male ancestorMichel CHARTIER (23 October 1667, Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada - 4 July 1750, Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Bas) (Berthier))
male ancestorJean-Baptiste NADEAU (1668, , France - 24 December 1745, Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada (Berthier-en-Bas) (Berthier))

Ancestors Who Were Married in Berthier-sur-Mer, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorJean-Ignace GROISSARD dit LEVEILLE (1680 - 26 July 1720) and female ancestorJeanne GUIGNARD (GIGNARD) (1696 - 12 August 1725) married 18 August 1710
male ancestorAndré PATRY (7 January 1682 - 30 May 1741) and female ancestorCatherine PRUNEAU (10 January 1694 - 8 May 1773) married 18 November 1711
male ancestorThomas LAFOREST (8 January 1685 - ) and female ancestorRosalie DUCHESNE (30 October 1683 - 5 April 1762) married 8 August 1712
male ancestorJean-Baptiste BLANCHET (9 May 1685 - 27 July 1769) and female ancestorGeneviève GAGNÉ (27 February 1691 - ) married 6 April 1712
male ancestorRené PATRY (26 August 1684 - 16 January 1750) and female ancestorCharlotte DUPUIS (25 January 1693 - 31 December 1749) married 27 February 1713
male ancestorAugustin GUIGNARD (GIGNARD) (17 September 1698 - 13 May 1722) and female ancestorMarie-Anne NADEAU (25 January 1698 - ) married 29 October 1720
male ancestorJean-Baptiste NADEAU (17 September 1700 - 1722) and female ancestorMarguerite CARBONNEAU dite PROVENÇAL (28 April 1688 - 6 May 1774) married 25 November 1721
male ancestorFrançois MARCEAU (6 September 1698 - 6 August 1759) and female ancestorFrancoise BEAUDOIN (21 April 1703 - 4 July 1780) married 17 November 1721
male ancestorJean PRUNEAU (1700 - ) and female ancestorMarie-Geneviève BOUTIN (24 October 1704 - 22 January 1771) married 10 May 1723

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