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Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, est. 1714 1, pl. de l’Église, Baie-Saint-Paul, QUÉBEC Source: Google maps

Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec, Canada

Baie-Saint-Paul is a picturesque town located in the Charlevoix region of Quebec, Canada. It is situated on the northern shore of the Saint Lawrence River, approximately 85 kilometers (53 miles) northeast of Quebec City. Baie-Saint-Paul is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, artistic atmosphere, and cultural heritage.

Baie-Saint-Paul has a rich artistic history and is often considered the birthplace of the renowned Cirque du Soleil.



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Église de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, est. 1714
1, pl. de l’Église, Baie-Saint-Paul, QUÉBEC
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Église de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, est. 1714
1, pl. de l’Église, Baie-Saint-Paul, QUÉBEC
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St. Paul's Bay, St. Lawrence River (1841)
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St. Paul's Bay, St. Lawrence River (1841)
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Statue dedicated to founders of Baie St Paul, Quebec

Pierre Tremblay, one of original founders
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Statue dedicated to founders of Baie St Paul, Quebec

Pierre Tremblay, one of original founders
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Hopital Ste. Anne
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Hopital Ste. Anne
La Batture
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Le Presbytere
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Home of Clarence Gagnon
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Home of Clarence Gagnon

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Le poulailler de l'Hopital Sainte-Anne
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Le poulailler de l'Hopital Sainte-Anne
Village de Baie St. Paul, Quebec, 1940s
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Village de Baie St. Paul, Quebec, 1940s
Camping Le Genevrier
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1681 - The missions Baie St. Paul & St. Ours de la Province de Quebec is established this year.

www.telusplanet.net/ public/ dgarneau/ french22.htm
1714 - Église de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul at Baie-Saint-Paul

www.gcatholic.org
1791 - December 6 - Earthquake
Charlevoix-Kamouraska region, QC. Widely felt. Some damage at
Baie-Saint-Paul and Les Éboulements.

catalystforscience.ca/ pdf/ 10/ ESS/ NRCEarthquakes/ Timeline_Earthquakes_list.pdf
1832 - The Parish of Baie de St Paul, Cote de Beaupre,
by a decree of the 3rd of March, 1722, which confirms the regulation of Sept. 20, 1721, includes the S. of du Gouffre, 3 l. on the St. Lawrence S.W. and the Isle aux Coudres. In St. Paul's Bay and along the river du Gouffre the settlements are girted by a lofty range of mountains, stretching N. from the St. Lawrence and enclosing a valley about 13 m. in length and from 1 to 1 1/ 2 m. in breadth, the greatest part of which is numerously inhabited and very well cultivated, notwithstanding the land is in many places very rocky and uneven: several spots on the sides of hills, being difficult of access from their elevated and precipitous situation, are tilled by manual labour and are extremely fertile in grain of most kinds. On this tract the houses of the inhabitants are nearly all of stone, very well built and whitewashed on the outside, which greatly adds to the gaiety of the general prospect of the settlement, as well as to the neatness of their individual appearance. Several small... Read MORE...

1858 - The Dead Alive.
A few days ago, a respectable man in the employment of one of the largest mercantile houses in Quebec, took passage in a schooner for Baie St. Paul, on a visit to his relations. He carried with him a good stock of wearing apparel, and a check for the amount of his wages, a considerable sum.

On the voyage he fell sick, and apparently died, or what is more probable, became insensible, from some narcotic administered to him. The captain of the schooner having taken possession of his clothing and money, sent two of the crew ashore to bury the dead passenger. They dug the grave, threw him in, and had begun to cover the body, when the dead man, contrary to all law in such cases made and provided, suddenly sat bolt upright and inquired, "Have we arrived at last?"

The amateur sextons took to their heels and fled, leaving their task but half accomplished. The corpse vindicated its vitality by cries which brought the assistance of a gentleman fishing in the neighborhood, and the half... Read MORE...

1870 - The Canada papers continue to report damages by the recent earthquake.
At Baie St. Paul seventeen houses were much damaged. At Les Eboulements the church and ten houses were injured and two children killed.
Kansas Weekly Commonwealth
Topeka, Kansas
November 10, 1870
1873
BAY ST. PAUL, Charlevoix co., Que. See St. Paul's Bay.

ST. PAUL'S BAY, an outport of Quebec, capital of the co. of Charlevoix, on the N. shore of the St. Lawrence, 60 miles below Quebec. It contains, besides the county buildings, a church, a convent, several tanneries, saw and gristmills, and about 20 stores. There are iron and plumbago mines in the vicinity. Pop. 3,623.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1879 - Small-pox is reported to have broken out at Baie St. Paul and Eboulements, in Charlevoix County, where frightful ravages were caused by it some years back.

Chicago Daily Tribune
Chicago, Illinois
January 26, 1879
1890 - St Paul's Bay
St Paul's Bay, river port and tn., Quebec, chef-lieu of co. Charlevoix, on R. St Lawrence. 60 m. below Que. P. 3,974
The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
1894 - Landslide and Flood
MONTREAL, June 6. - A special from Baie St. Paul, Quebec, says: "The landslide and flood that has done so much damage to the surrounding country commenced Friday about 11 o'clock. The river itself runs through the village and has gradually become a raging torrent on account of the heavy rainfall. The loss is very heavy."

The Newark Advocate
Newark, Ohio
June 6, 1894
1894 - Mail Carrier Drowned
BAIE ST. PAUL, Que., Nov. 1. - Jacob Bouchard, mail carrier for the Saguenac steamers, fell from a pier last night and was drowned.
The Winnipeg Tribune
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
November 1, 1894
1895 - Saint Paul's Bay
Saint Paul's Bay, an outport of Quebec, Capital of the co, of Charlevoix, on the N. shore of the St. Lawrence, 60 miles below Quebec. It has county buildings, a church, a convent, several tanneries, saw- and grist-mills, and about 20 stores. There are iron- and plumbago-mines in the vicinity, Pop. 3623.
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
1896 - Earthquake
A strong shock of earthquake was felt at Baie St. Paul, Que.

Fayette County Leader
Fayette, Iowa
September 24, 1896


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1906 - Baie St. Paul
Baie St. Paul, a post-village of Charlevoix co., Quebec, Canada, 39 miles from Sainte Anne de Beaupre. Pop. in 1901, 1408. Its banking point is Quebec.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
1914 - Severe Earthquake is Felt in Canada
Quebec, Feb. 14. - An earthquake shock was felt all over the city and district of Quebec at 5:40 a. m., to-day. The shock was violent enough to wake hundreds of citizens.

Messages from Levis, Baie St. Paul and L'Islet recorded the same disturbance. No damage was reported.

Asheville Gazette-News
Asheville, North Carolina
February 14, 1914
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Baie-Saint-Paul:
Stroll Through the Main Street: Begin your exploration by taking a leisurely walk down Rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste, the town's main street. It's lined with charming shops, art galleries, cafes, and boutiques. Don't forget to check out the local handicrafts and artwork.

Art Galleries: Baie-Saint-Paul is often referred to as the "birthplace of Cirque du Soleil," and it's no surprise that the town has a vibrant art scene. Visit galleries like Galerie Clarence Gagnon, which showcases the works of local artists. You'll find a diverse range of paintings, sculptures, and crafts.

Le Musée d'Art Contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul: This contemporary art museum is a must-visit for art lovers. It features rotating exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, providing insights into the creative spirit of the region.

Moulin de la Remy: Explore the historic Moulin de la Remy, a beautifully restored watermill dating back to the 18th century. The site offers guided tours and a glimpse into the... Read MORE...

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