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The first Parish priest of Hebertville, le curé Hébert, put pressure on the government to facilitate the transportation of goods and people. In 1855, they built a floating bridge and hence the name of our bed and breakfast, 'Le Gîte du Pont Flottant'.
You can see our house indicated by a small red arrow.

In 1890, they repaired the bridge in order to make it more secure.

In 1960, a storm destroyed the bridge which had been used for over a century.

Five generations have lived here and you can see the latest renovations made to our house.

Source: Texte from the book "Hébertville, pionnière du Lac-Saint-Jean 1849-1999".
Author: Dany Côté, historien



 Gîte du Pont Flottant
 165 rang St-Isidore
 Hébertville, Lac St-Jean
 Québec, CANADA
 G8N 1L5
 Tél.: 418 344-1120

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