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Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Pierre Apôtre 280, Route Marie-Victorin, Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets, QUÉBEC Established in 1827 Source: Google maps

The municipality of Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets is located on the right bank of the river, in the Regional County Municipality of Bécancour in Centre-du-Québec, about twenty kilometers from the city of Bécancour. Its population of 1,200 Becquetoises and shares, with hundreds of summer residents, an incomparable landscape thanks to the panorama of the St. Lawrence which is revealed along its coast.

This village, with an area of 65 square kilometers, overlooks the river like the prow of a ship, a sort of verdant spur, a cliff that rises from Gentilly, maintaining its trajectory to Quebec and located between Gentilly to the west and Deschaillons-sur-St-Laurent to the east.

Market gardening is very present in the economy of the municipality (although reduced in recent years): various vegetables, small fruits, the famous tomato of Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets and a vineyard testify to this fact.

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Église de Saint-Pierre Apôtre
280, Route Marie-Victorin, Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets, QUÉBEC
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Église de Saint-Pierre Apôtre
280, Route Marie-Victorin, Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets, QUÉBEC
Established in 1827
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The first real colonist who settled in these places was a man named Gilles Masson, born in 1630 and died in 1716.
Moreover, the first pioneers came from the North, from Batiscan, Champlain, Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade. It is named in honor of the Apostle Pierre and Lord Romain Becquet.
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1683 - Seigniory (Levrard or St. Pierre les Becquets) Granted together with Isle Madame below the Island of Orleans, Apr. 27, 1683, to Sieur Levrard
The name of the village refers to the cultural, social and political history of the locality, recalling one of its first residents, Mr. Romain Becquet, notary, around 1640 (his surname evokes a sharp-billed pike). It was in 1672 that the intendant of New France Jean Talon granted him a seigneury which would bear the names of the Seigneurie des Becquets, Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets and Lévrard. In fact, this last name refers to Mr. Louis Lévrard, gunner of the king, married to Catherine-Angélique Becquet, a daughter of Mr. Romain Becquet, who died in 1682.
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1734 - Parish of St. Pierre les Becquets is established

Guide to Quebec Catholic Parishes and Published Parish Marriage Records, Compiled Jeanne Sauve White
1832 - LEVRARD or ST. PIERRE LES BECQUETS,
seigniory, in the co. of Nicolet, is bounded in front by the St. Lawrence; N.E. by the district line between Quebec and Three Rivers; S.W. by the S. of Gentilly: in the rear by the T. of Blandford. - 2 leagues in front by 4 in depth. Granted together with Isle Madame below the Island of Orleans, Apr. 27, 1683, to Sieur Levrard, and is now the property of A. Lanaudiere, Esq. and the Honourable F. Baby. - This seigniory is but very little settled, although the soil is fertile and yields good crops of grain. The soil is generally a fine clay mixed with a rich black mould. This S. is plentifully stocked with timber, some of which is of the best description, but much the greater proportion is cut for firewood, which is sent in large quantities to Quebec. It is watered by part of the Riviere du Chene and some small streams. In the first and second ranges of concessions are a few farms in a very improved state. The church of St. Pierre, the parsonage and a chapel are situated on the bank of... Read MORE...

1839 - Église de Saint-Pierre Apôtre established at Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets
A few examples of heritage architecture remain in the village, including the Saint-Pierre-Apôtre church erected in 1839 by the famous Quebec architect Thomas Baillargé and the Baby-Méthot manor, a seigneurial manor, built by Marianne de Lanaudière.
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1873
ST. PIERRE LES BECQUETS, a post village and parish in Nicolet co., Que., on the St. Lawrence, 66 miles S.W. of Quebec. The village contains saw, grist and carding mills, and 9 or 10 stores. Pop. 500; of parish 2,942
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
The municipality was born in 1874, when the old seigniory was divided into three parishes: Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets, Sainte-Cécile-de-Lévrard and Sainte-Sophie-de-Lévrard.

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1895 - Saint Pierre les Becquets
Saint Pierre les Becquets, a post-village in Nicolet co., Quebec, on the St. Lawrence, 66 miles S.W. of Quebec. It has saw-, grist-, and carding mills, and 9 or 10 stores. Pop. 500.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1906
Saint Pierre les Becquets, a post-village of Nicolet co., Quebec, on the St. Lawrence, 66 miles SW. of Quebec. The banking point is Three Rivers.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets:
Explore the Village: Start your visit by taking a leisurely stroll through the village. Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets is known for its quaint, well-preserved architecture, including beautiful old houses and charming streets. It's a great place for a peaceful walk and some photography.

Parc des Ancêtres: This lovely park pays homage to the area's early settlers. You can relax by the water, have a picnic, or simply enjoy the serene surroundings. It's a great spot for bird-watching and taking in the natural beauty of the region.

Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets Church: The village's church, Église de Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets, is a stunning example of Quebec's religious architecture. It's worth a visit, not only for its spiritual significance but also for its historical and architectural value.

Cycling: The flat terrain and scenic landscapes around Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets make it an ideal place for cycling. Bring your bike or rent one locally and explore the beautiful countryside at your ... Read MORE...

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