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Nourishing agricultural land

The village of Sainte-Famille owes its picturesque and coherent appearance to the conservation of several old and institutional buildings, which makes it a member of the Association of the Most Beautiful Villages of Quebec. There is the largest concentration of stone houses dating from the French Regime. In its institutional set stand two listed heritage buildings: the 1743 church, distinctive with its three bell towers and its red roof, as well as the procession chapel.

The former presbytery, now the House of our Ancestors, and the Ancestors’ Park welcome many visitors interested in the history of the island and genealogy. Others simply stop for a break or a picnic to admire the magnificent panorama of the Côte-de-Beaupré and the Laurentian landscape. The Maison Drouin, fully restored, is a testimony to the domestic life of the first inhabitants. In addition, thanks to the legendary fertility of its land, the many farms today ensure the economic vitality of Sainte-Famille.

Municipal tourist offer

  • Ancestors Park, with memorials and picnic areas
  • Church visit
  • Landscape interpretation panels
  • Covered outdoor skating rink
  • School park with play modules


Consult these documents to learn more about the heritage of Île d’Orléans: