Le Draveur mural

A life-sized tribute

A giant artwork showcasing a regional theme

Created in 2005 by artist Jean-Louis Cocteau, the work pays tribute to the log driver's trade, which ended around 1920.

In the region, Arcade Desjardins is perhaps the best known of these valiant workers who moved logs on the river with a long pike pole.

Where art and history meet

This symbolic scene is part of a group of 16 murals painted on buildings or walls mounted on stilts throughout downtown Sainte-Adèle. Grouped together in a historical and cultural tour, the murals depict historical and sometimes contemporary regional themes under the brush of renowned Quebec artists.

To fully appreciate these giant works of art, which comprise a true open-air art gallery, take the “Murals of Pays-d'en-Haut” Tour, available on BaladoDiscovery. 

Take a bit of history back home

Do you have a favourite artwork? Get a signed lithographic copy from the visitor information centre at the Place des Citoyens and take away a piece of Sainte-Adèle’s history with you. “Viande à chien!, Séraphin would say, from the popular novel Un homme et son péché.

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Discover La Route des Belles-Histoires

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Presented by : Tourisme Laurentides
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