The village of St. Hermenegilde is located in the Eastern Townships (Coaticook County), at the headwaters of Moe’s River, on scenic Route 141 and at the foot of the Mount Hereford.
The village is situated at the edge of the US border, in the heart of the Appalachians. The charming village (population of 700) is located a mere 15 kilometres from the town of Coaticook.
A mission was established here in 1856, and the parish was created in 1872. Resulting from the division of a Township in 1903, the municipality draws its name from Prince Hermenegilde, who Leovigild, King of the Visgoths and Hermenegilde's father, persecuted around the year 586 for his Catholic faith. The 864-metre Mount Hereford is one of the highest peaks of the Eastern Townships.
A winding road that leads to its summit, from where guests appreciate breathtaking vistas and panoramic view of mountain crests through 360 degrees. Saint-Hermenegilde boasts three lakes – Wallace Lake, Lippe Lake and Des Français Lake, which attracted first Loyalist land-clearers, later French Canadians and now many vacationers, coming from Canada and the US. The town boasts a lovely neo-Gothic church. In St. Hermenegilde visitors will find many outdoor recreational activities including hiking, star gazing on Mount Hereford and bird watching at the Duquette Marsh, to name but a few.
Address of Saint-Herménégilde: 776, rue Principale
Phone: 819 849-4443