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This remarkable Acadian woman4,5 was designated as a person of national historic significance at a ceremony in Chéticamp on August 15, 2016.

Located on the land of Cape Sable colonized in 1620 by Charles de la Tour who named it the Barony of Pombcoup, is where Baron Philippe Mius d’Entremont, founder of Pubnico settled in 1653.

The oldest community in Nova Scotia, Arichat is in the heart of Isle Madame in Richmond County.
Arichat was founded by Charles Robin in 1720. After the fall of Louisbourg in 1758, more than 4,000 Acadians were deported from Ile Royale but 10 Acadian families take refuge at Isle Madame. In 1771, there are 57 families for a total of 284 people.
The Notre-Dame of Assumption Cathedral is completed in 1837. In 1844, Arichat becomes the first episcopal seat east of Nova Scotia and Monsignor William Frazer becomes the first bishop. In 1853, Saint Francis Xavier College is founded before being moved to Antigonish in 1855. In 1856, the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre-Dame settle there upon their arrival in Nova Scotia. In 1902, the Daughters of Jesus settle there as well.


Also known as the Gibraltar of North America, Louisbourg is located on Ile Royale (Cape Breton). The town is founded in 1713 after the eviction of the French from Newfoundland that followed the Treaty of Utrecht.

It is difficult to describe the Acadian French language without mentioning the colorful and diverse language that is present in each region. Acadian French is so rich in accents that you can even detect subtle differences between two villages in the same region.

The Acadia Historic Trail is available on Baladodiscovery, a mobile application that will link you to your history.

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