Maison de l'Arbre

The Poets’ Way

At the maison de l'Arbre is where you’ll find the welcome centre for the Sentier poétique (The Poets’ Way). There’s a small café here that offers local fare.

Real trees

The architect of this building, Jean Mailhot,  used real trees to hold it up.


What species of tree were used in the construction of the Maison de l’Arbre?


Poplar, cedar, maple, white and yellow birch, beech, cherry and fir.

Maison de l'Arbre

Behind the Maison de l’Arbre you’ll find a plaque to commemorate the visit of Alphonse Desjardins. M. Desjardins was the creator of the Credit Union model of banking (caisse populaire).
He came here when the village was called Paquetteville (Now its full name is Saint Venant-de-Paquette).


What date did Mr. Desjardins visit here?


September 1st, 1907.

Follow the Sentier Poétique

From the Maison de l’Arbre you can follow the Sentier Poétique (The Poets’ Way).

Maison de l'Arbre

As you follow this path through a lovely garden and into entrancing woodlands, you’ll come across representative works of some of the major poets of Québec. Notice a sculpture, the work of Roger Nadeau, one of two entitled Gardiens du village (Guardians of the Village).

Extract of
Mountains and Poets (St-Malo, St-Venant & East Hereford)

Mountains and Poets (St-Malo, St-Venant & East Hereford) image circuit

Presented by : La Table de concertation culturelle de la MRC de Coaticook (TCCC)

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