On the foothills of the spectacular Notre-Dame Mountains, pioneers built a village on fertile lands crossed by an enveloping body of water – the Ouelle River. Saint-Pacôme is located on Road 230, a picturesque junction between the St. Lawrence River and the highlands. Use any of the marked circuits or various walking paths to get a closer look at typical Kamouraska architecture with its sloping roofs and laces of shingles. Whether modest or grand, the charm of the old houses has been preserved with love. Three cemeteries, including a rare private Protestant cemetery, bear witness to the different periods of Saint-Pâcome. Its rich cultural life is experienced through the mystery novel, embodied by the Prix Saint-Pacôme awarded every year, a vast collection of thrillers in the Jacques-Mayer section of the Mathilde-Massé Library, and an outside theatre tour in the summer. Saint-Pacôme also treasures the memory of the famous pianist and composer André Gagnon, to whom the lodge established in the old presbytery near the church is dedicated. The Louise Cinema, one of the only remaining village movie theatres in the province, offers moviegoers an entertainment outing in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Saint-Pacôme holds a long tradition of outdoors activities, attested by the golf course’s unfurling alleys at the centre of the village. This particular topography also allows many opportunities for hiking and bike rides, with a level of difficulty you can modulate depending on your mood. Long hills for the more energetic visitors, lowlands for romantics… there really is something for everyone in Saint-Pacôme!