The story behind Chemin du Foulon


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The historic Maison des Jésuites, built (near present-day Côte à Gignac) in 1637 at the western end of what is now known as Chemin du Foulon, was the first permanent mission founded by the Jesuits in New France in an attempt to Christianize the local Indigenous people.

This road is named after the foulon (fulling mill) where wool was treated to produce a heavy homespun cloth.