St-Urbain

Lajoie Farm

A traditional backcountry farm

Closed to public

The house and buildings are a quintessential example of the backcountry farms that inspired, among others, artist and ethnologist Jean Palardy, a frequent visitor to Charlevoix in the 1930s. Private collection.


A typical farm

The barns are the oldest surviving traces of the farm’s early occupants.

Thatched roofing

Very few of the thatched roofs that were once commonplace in Charlevoix and throughout Quebec remain today. The Lajoie barn’s thatched roof is undoubtedly the most spectacular surviving example.

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