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NORTH HATLEY AWARDED SPECIAL STATUS

Date: October 17, 2011  Region: Memphremagog

North Hatley receives special status

The Association of the Most Beautiful Villages of Quebec proudly announces the addition of the municipality of North Hatley to their network of 35 villages known for their effort to preserve the beauty of their natural landscape and their exceptional architectural patrimony.

North Hatley becomes the 36th village known for the quality of its touristic appeal as are the following villages: L'Anse Saint-Jean, Cacouna, Calixa-Lavallée, Cap-Santé, Champlain, Deschambault-Grondines (Deschambault), Frelighs-burg, Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine (Havre-Aubert), Hudson, Kamouraska, Lac Brôme (Knowlton), Les Éboulements (Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive), L’Islet, Lot-binière, Dudswell (Marbleton), Métis-sur-Mer, Neuville, Notre-Dame-du- Portage, Percé (L’Anse-à-Beaufils), Saint-Siméon (Port-au-Persil), Sainte- North Hatley receives special statusPétronille, Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly, Saint-Antoine-sur- Richelieu, Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Saint-Irénée, Saint-Jean-de-l’Île-d’Orléans, Saint-Laurent-de-l’Île-d’Orléans, Saint-Marc-sur-Richelieu, Saint- Michel-de-Bellechasse, Saint-Pacôme, Saint-Vallier, Stanstead, Tadoussac et Verchères -- all members of the Association of the Most Beautiful Villages of Quebec. North Hatley was appraised in compliance with ethno-historian and author Yves Laframboise’s evaluation grid and North Hatley met all requirements with ease. The village depicts a unique geographical morphology, being located in exceptional surroundings on the shore of Lake Massawipi. Moreover, the historical importance of the architectural conservation coupled with the integrity of the village’s canvas is enhanced by the municipal and private implication in an effort to showcase North Hatley as one of the Most Beautiful Villages of Quebec.

North Hatley...le 36e village...The inclusion of North Hatley in this network will strengthen the touristic appeal of the Association whose purpose is to guarantee a seal of approval or a distinctive label known nationally and internationally to visitors looking for the authenticity of a particular lifestyle specific to our villages’ history. Congratulations go out to the Village of North Hatley for having kept up the quality of their surroundings that so identify member villages of the Associations of the Most Beautiful Villages of Quebec.

Information: http://www.beauxvillages.qc.ca/website english

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                            Photo by Michel Grimard (pier)


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