In the footsteps of the pioneers of New France
The Communauté de Communes du Bassin de Marennes (Charente-Maritime), the Interco Normandie Sud Eure (Eure) and the Communauté de Communes des Hauts du Perche (Orne) are working together on an innovative project for the development of roots tourism (or genealogical tourism) aimed at Quebecers, Canadians and, more generally, North Americans, who are interested in the history of their ancestors, who left France in the 17ème and 18ème centuries to populate New France in the wake of Samuel Champlain, founder of Quebec in 1608.
After the publication of the www.terresdenosancetres.comThis cooperation is now reflected in the organisation of an event from 4 to 6 November 2022 entitled "Fasten your hat. "Attache ta tuque" comes from the commonly used Quebec expression "Attache ta tuque avec d'la broche". It means to tie your hat with the straps so that it stays firmly on your head. In a figurative sense: "prepare yourself well for what is to come". This name illustrates the links with Quebec and aims to appeal to the public in a playful way around this new event.