Welcome to the Encyclopedia of French Cultural Heritage in North America! As you browse the site, you will learn about the heritage of French-speaking North America, as well as about its history and diversity. Get to know the people who preserve and cherish it, discover the places where it finds expression and become familiar with the trends that have shaped and influenced its evolution throughout history.
By Harvey, Christian
The Domaine Forget in Saint-Irénée of the Charlevoix region has acquired the most enviable status of a cultural institution of widespread renown throughout the Province of Quebec, across Canada and overseas. The site has gained recent notoriety largely due to the business initiatives of a certain Rodolphe Forget, a public figure that left a considerable impression on Quebec’s collective memory and impacted the region’s history. In 1901, Forget had a luxurious vacation home built on an estate acquired the preceding year, so as to be able to spend the summer with his family in the pictur...
The English version of the Encyclopedia of French Cultural Heritage in North America is online since December 15th, 2009. It features an ever growing number of articles, documents and resources on the heritage of French-speaking North America.