Place:Deschambault, Portneuf, Québec, Canada


Coordinates46.65129°N 71.92764°W
Located inPortneuf, Québec, Canada
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Deschambault-Grondines is a municipality of about 2100 inhabitants in the Canadian province of Quebec, located in Portneuf Regional County Municipality. The municipality was incorporated in 2002 by the merger of the formerly independent villages of Deschambault and Grondines.

The name Grondines was named by Samuel de Champlain himself. "Grondines" is from the French verb "gronder", meaning to rumble or roar. In 1674, The Grondines windmill was built and is the oldest windmill in Québec. The windmill was first a flour mill, and then a lighthouse. In 1842 the church Saint-Charles-Borromée was built in Grondines. In 2006 the local Fromagerie des Grondines was built, it is an ogranic cheese farm open to the public.

Some of the famous people who lived here include filmmaker Denys Arcand, who was born in Deschambault.

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