The Basques : Telling the Tale

Gabrielle Ayotte Garneau tells us the legend that has thrilled residents for decades, thus perpetuating the tale and underlining the important place occupied by the tradition storytelling in the region. Cette capsule constitue le dernier volet de la série documentaire « Les Basques : ruralité, résistance, résilience ».

Co-produced by Julien Gagnon-Rouillard & Robert Majewski

Posted June 21, 2022

Bordered by the river and the winding streets of the Morency waterfront, the heritage ruins of the Haunted House of Trois-Pistoles reminds residents and visitors of the more obscure parts of Les Basque’s history. Gabrielle Ayotte Garneau, executive director of Compagnons de la mise en valeur du patrimoine vivant de Trois-Pistoles, tells us the legend that has thrilled residents for decades, thus perpetuating the tale and underlining the important place occupied by the tradition storytelling in the region.

For a complete immersion in the world of storytelling, why not take part in the Rendez-vous des grands gueules, festival of tales and stories from the Francophonie, which takes place every autumn in Trois-Pistoles?

La série

The Basques: Rurality, Resistance, Resilience

Documentarians Julien Gagnon-Rouillard and Robert Majewski explore different facets of rural life by documenting alternative projects taking root in the Basques of the Bas-Saint-Laurent region.

The Basques: Embracing Rurality

This video serves as an introduction to the documentary project “The Basques : Rurality, Resistance, Resilience.” Several members of the community — including Soraïda Caron, Wina Forget, and Nicolas Falicimaigne — question the reasons for moving into a rural area.

The Basques: Taking Part in Culture

In the past 60 years, the Quebec region of Les Basques has had a strong relationship with the arts.

The Basques: Protecting the Land

The Basques community is known for its activism around social and environmental issues.

The Basques: Returning to the Land

In this interview with Maurice Vaney, back-to-the-lander, city councillor and important actor in the local cultural scene, we compare how things were in Trois-Pistoles back in 1974 with how they play out today.

The Basques: Retracing History

The MCR Les Basques is located in Mi’kmaki and Wolastokuk territory, in the heart of the Wabanaki confederation.

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