Home of the well-know Madeleine, Verchères is a charming village more than 300 years old. Many historical figures are natives to the place, like Calixa Lavallée, composer of Canada's national anthem, as well as the famous patriot Ludger Duvernay. Crossed by the Route Verte, the village is a good stopover for cyclists. Here, you will find a B&B and touristic attractions worth mentioning: chalouperie, communal mill, Madeleine de Verchères' statue, and St-François-Xavier Church (erected in 1787). Park furniture created by Ateliers Guyon impresses. Discover those "sail benches" erectedin honor of thepioneer familiesof Vercheres.
If you love the countryside, go on a bike ride on des Terres-Noires and du Petit-Coteau roads. They offer nice scenery of the region's agricultural heritage.
Fans offresh producewill not want tomiss thefarmer's market.
Ittakes placeon Sundaysfrom 10 A.M. to 2 P.M., from mid-June to mid-September. Location:Town Hall's parking, 581Marie-Victorin.