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

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Église de Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption, est. 1721
30, rue Principale Est, Berthier-sur-Mer, QUÉBEC
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Motel La Plage, Berthier-en-Bas, Quebec
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Motel La Plage, Berthier-en-Bas, Quebec
Hotel Beau-Sejour, Berther en Bas, Que.
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Hotel Beau-Sejour, Berther en Bas, Que.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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

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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.

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In 1855, the municipality of Berthier-en-Bas was civilly constituted.

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1873
BERTHIER EN BAS. See Fraserville.

BELLECHASSE DE BERTHIER. 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.

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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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