This open-air museum, including 20 buildings and 4000 artifacts, will take you back to lumberjacks and log divers’ days. A surprising trip down memory lane to these men who worked so hard in the heart of the Mauritian forest and who worked on our dark Saint-Maurice River so bravely.
You will visit the village guided by Baptiste Prud’homme, a talented singer-songwriter from the around here. A vibrant and informative guided tour where Baptiste, with his enthusiasm and his talent as a musician, will reveal, with emotion and humor, the development of the forest industry in Mauricie. By opting for the guided tour, you will also be entitled to demonstrations such as cutting wood with a “Godendard”, this famous saw that is handled in pairs.
If you’re more of a solitary type, you can also discover the village independently. Headphones on, audio guide in hand, the walk will take you to the heart of the evolution of the work of loggers from 1850 to 1950 with many stories and songs.
On site: Their bistro “La Cookerie” offers an on slate menu showcasing local products, including succulent cocktails to sip on the terrace. Sometimes the meal is even livened up by local musicians.