Bearn

The municipality of Bearn is located in the Abitibi-Temiscamingue, in the Temiscamingue county.

About one thousand people live here. Bearn gets its name from a regiment of the French army operating in Quebec during the Seven Years War.

A French community also bears the same name. The first colons come to settle here in 1886. The first house built by the first family is still standing. The catholic mission was constituted in 1889, and the parish of St-Placid-of-Bearn was officially proclaimed in 1912.

A gold mine was in production in Bearn from 1938 to 1945.

Forestry and agricultural industries have been the main sources of growth for Bearn. In 1923, the construction of the railway gave a boost to the development of the village. Nowadays, prevailing industry is the agriculture branch.

Bearn has potential for development in the divisions of farm-produce, second transformation and the recreational tourism industry. There are several lakes within the territory of Bearn, namely St-Amant Lake.

The municipality is aware of the possibilities for development in the tourism industry. Many sites and infrastructures are therefore highly valued in order to develop tourism.

To get to Bearn, visitors can use Road 391 which connects the community to the National Highway 101.

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