The Hébert family’s ancestral land
In 1755, during the great upheaval, several Acadian families settled in the region. This is how the Héberts came to live in Bécancour.
When the Acadians were deported, some families were dispersed, including the Hébert family. Étienne Hébert’s family, made up of four brothers, was deported to the United States, in the state of Pennsylvania.
Hoping to find his family, he ventured through the forest to return to Canada. At the age of 18, his adventure led him to Bécancour where he was granted land. In the winter, he went back to the United States in search of his brothers, whom he fortunately found again.
When they returned to Canada, they settled next door to what became boulevard des Acadiens, in Saint-Grégoire, on and near the site occupied by the vineyard.