Eight years of research and crafstmanship
were necessary to recreate this old time village. Why?
parents having built the family cottage in Oka in the early
1940s, their children witnessed the end of an era when the
horse was the driving force behind agriculture and local transportation.
On the kitchen wall, one could see this reproduction of a
Clarence Gagnon painting, illustrating the Baie Saint Paul
lifestyle at the time of the ox
This painting, as well as my experience as
a forestry guide and traveling salesman, have made the charm
of all the villages that thread our history known to me.
I loved the people who welcomed me with
warmth and good humor. Strengthened by their holiday cooking,
I came to tourism in 1969.
More than 65 five years lies between the
child who dreamt of playing on wooden sidewalks and the craftsman
who invites you in and around Saint Here, county of Elsewhere.