The Historical Village
Once upon a time... there was a village
Many hard-working foreigners came to the region in 1912 to build the generating station. Isolated from the village of Saint-Ferreol-les-Neiges, these pioneers had to be very independent. They cultivated an immense garden and built a cold storage for their crops, a chicken coop, an ice house, a skating rink, a barn, a school and they raised livestock, all of which allowed them to be very self-sufficient. You will be surprised by the ingenuity and resourcefulness of these pioneering builders !
In October 1983, with the departure of the last family, the family of Mr. Robert Chevalier, the village closed its doors. Many structures may still be seen on the site today. The barn, workshops, mechanical lift, superintendent's house, employees housing, chicken coop, root cellar and the forge are permanent reminders of a bygone era and a vigorous community.
Come to discover this fabulous heritage by following our interpretation signs.