Aerial view localizing the three hidden cottages.
These three cottages stand screened by trees, like children playing “peek-a-boo”, which is the name given to the cottage where the famous Quebec poet, Emile Nelligan, was staying during the summer of 1896. Some of Nelligan's poems seem to have drawn inspiration from the charm of Cacouna.
Three influential businessmen, financiers and textile magnates, Alexander T. Paterson, Andrew F. Gault and Donald McDougall, had summer homes built on this wooded lot in the village. The land was purchased from a farmer named François X. Hudon, dit Beaulieu.
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Photo : Yvan Roy