St-Germaine-Boule

Founded in 1934, St. Germaine Boule community (population of about 900), is one of the most charming rural communities of Abitibi-West area.

It’s located on the shore of the Dagenaie River to the south of La Sarre. The village was founded after the economic crisis of 1929 as St. Germaine de Dorchester at the beginning, when the government tried to settle in the rural areas people who lost their jobs.

The name was changed to Ste-Germaine de Palmarolle, in 1954, and to St-Germaine-Boule later.

A giant spinning wheel stands at the heart of the village together with a church dating back to 1940. Highway 39 leads to St. Germaine Boule.

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