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Marguerite-D'Youville is a regional county municipality (RCM) of Montérégie, Quebec, Canada. Its head office is in Verchères. It was known as Lajammerais until January 2011.

The main attractions of the territory of this MRC are:

  • the St. Lawrence River: a whole life animates the river: passage of boats/barges, pleasure boating, sunset, changes in environmental phenomena on the body of water (fog, storms, waves created by the wind, the reflection of the sun, the flocks of millions of migratory birds...). A strip of riparian forest gives a special cachet of relaxation. Life is lively along the river: resorts, marinas, landing stages, private or public docks, summer camps, nature parks, outdoor activities... In addition, its islands and archipelagos offer a bucolic and varied nature to discover with respect for nature. Route 132 along the shore of the river allows you to admire this river and riverside landscape;
  • the built heritage: through the rural, wooded and riverside landscapes, visitors can admire well-renovated old buildings from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, old barns, and forests of mature trees. This built heritage reflects the economic, religious, institutional and commercial activities of the region's history;
  • recreational tourism activities: golf, camping, pleasure boating, snowmobiling, fishing (including ice fishing in winter), cycling, scientific recreation, outdoor sports, hiking trails. The territory's many municipal parks provide residents and visitors with places to relax, enjoy sports and recreation;
  • the local products: agricultural exhibitions, agrotourism, in particular the self-picking of berries, rural lodges. The circulation (on foot, by bicycle, by motorcycle, by car) on rural roads makes it possible to discover the modern agricultural infrastructures and agricultural activities on the territory: sowing, haymaking, harvesting, grazing of animals...;
  • cultural activities: art exhibitions by artists or artisans, concerts, entertainment shows...;
  • public events: concerts, entertainment shows...;
  • its tourist circuits: heritage circuit, flavor circuit...
  • its restoration services: visitors have access to a variety of restaurants/dining rooms, including sweets (in the spring) in the wooded areas in the middle of the land between the river and the Richelieu River;
  • its great history: the region presents more than 8000 years of Indigenous history and 400 years of history. History buffs can discover it through heritage tours. The great history of the territory of the MRC highlights characters who marked their time, in particular: Calixa Lavallée (1842 to 1891), musician author of the national anthem “O Canada”; Antoine Pécaudy (1596 to 1688), founder of Contrecœur; Saint Marguerite d'Youville (1701 to 1771), founder of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity; as well as Madeleine de Verchères (1678 to 1747), a 14-year-old young heroine who held the fort against the Iroquois.

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On its website, the MRC Marguerite-d'Youville offers a map of the territory: Regional map of the MRC

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Map of Marguerite-D'Youville

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Routes through Marguerite-D'Youville
Salaberry-de-ValleyfieldBrossard  W Qc132.svg E  Sorel-TracyLévis
VarennesBeloeil  W Qc229.svg E  Mont-Saint-HilaireRougemont
Kingston ← Becomes Ontario 401.svgMontréalBrossard  W Quebec Autoroute 20.svg E  Saint-HyacintheLévis
Vaudreuil-DorionBrossard  W Quebec Autoroute 30.svg E  ContrecoeurSorel-Tracy



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