Timeline of the house in the history of Baie-Saint-Paul

 

1880s

  • Estimated date of construction of the house of Gîte TerreCiel.  These are the oldest photos we could find, the date is unknown.



 

1908-1911

  • Church in Baie-Saint-Paul constructed.  It was blessed on July 11th, 1911.

 

1927

  • "Le village de la Baie-Saint-Paul" photograph de Jules-Ernest Livernois.  The house of Gîte TerreCiel is seen directly in the center.



 

1945

  • (March 20th) The city council modified the names of different roads in Baie-Saint-Paul after the request of the Chamber of Commerce..  Batture Ste-Anne will now be called Rue Sainte-Anne.

 

1947

  • (August 4th) A committee is formed to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the construction of the first church in Baie-Saint-Paul.  The committee contains J.-Olivar Gariépy, Ch.-Éd. Tremblay,  Jean-Joseph Simard  et l’abbé Jean-Paul Tremblay.

 

1958

  • This is the date we estimate that major work was done on the house.   The entire back area of the house was added around this date, and it currently holds the verrière and family room

 

1984

  • The Gîte TerreCiel appeared in the film "La Guerre des Tuques".  The house was white and is visible from 1 min 45 seconds.

 

  • (July 7th) Cirque du Soleil started in Baie-Saint-Paul

 

2000

  • The house was used for Katimavik. The following text is from the wikipedia article "Katimavik (Inuktitut: "meeting place") is a registered charity which educates Canadian youth through volunteer work. Katimavik provides opportunities for young Canadians to participate in intensive six-month periods of volunteer service through the following themed programs: "Cultural Discovery and Civic Engagement", "Eco-citizenship and Active Living", "Second Language and Cultural Identity", "Eco-internship" (Éco-stage), and "Katimavik Horizon""

 

2002

  • (January 11th) House sold by Hélène Simard and Jean-Denis Simard to Rachel Tremblay and Benoît Frigon.
  • House was converted into a gîte called Bonhomme Sept Heures.


A few photos we found of the gîte Bonhomme Sept Heures.

 

2005

  • (December 14th) House sold by Rachel Tremblay and Benoît Frigon to Abdelkader M'Khaldi.
  • House converted from gîte (english: "bed and breakfast") to résidences de tourisme (tourist home).

 

2010

  • (April 14th) House sold by Abdelkader M'Khaldi to Nicolas Pelletier and David Mancini.


 

2010

  • (July 4th) House converted back to gîte (english: "bed and breakfast").  Gîte TerreCiel is open! Upon opening, there were 4 rooms and an accupuncture clinic in the house.

 

2014

  • Three gîtes from Baie-Saint-Paul were put in competition on the television show  « Devine où je vais dormir ce soir? » (English: "Guess where am I going to sleep tonight?").  The host Tammy Verge visited Gîte TerreCiel, Gîte Fleury and Les Petits Brasseurs. She finally made the choice to stay at Gîte TerreCiel.

 

2016

  • (July 22nd) Nicolas Pelletier sold his half of the house to Gabrielle Cadieux-Gagnon and Guillaume Jalbert who are presently propriataires with David Mancini

 

David Mancini

Originally from the area of Philadelphia, David moved to Canada in 2007 after meeting his first husband, Nicolas.  He wanted to open a B&B and thought the beautiful city of Baie-Saint-Paul was the prefect city (there are tourists year round).  He stayed in an apartment for one year to get used to the city and to learn French, then he bought the house on the road Sainte-Anne.  The house where the B&B is was perfect, as it is located between the beach and the center of town.   There was a lot of potential and the price of the house was good.  Since then, David and his friends have been quickly renovating the house to make something really special.

David Mancini is very active in the community of Baie-Saint-Paul and is always ready to do volunteer work.   He is currently the vice president of the Youth house, and in the oganizing committee of Operation Red nose, youth advisor for the local credit union, oganiser for the Relay for Life, and a very proud member of the Optimist Club.

He is presently working on a new business, Guichet du COIN, inc .  He's a geek on all levels, and loves everything that touches technology (he even made this website)

 

Photos de David Mancini et son chien Benoît

FAQ

 

What time is Check-in and Check-out?

Check-in is after 4pm

Check-out is before 11am

 

Do you accept animals?

The only animal allowed in the B&B are dogs.  We request that the dog does not sleep on the bed and does not bother other guests.  There are no additional fees.

 

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes, Visa, Mastercard and American Express.  We also accept (and prefer) Cash or Bitcoins.
As always, 10% discount if you pay in Bitcoin.

 

Do you have a room available this date?

Our calendar is always up to date.

 

Which restaurants do you suggest in town?

A good meal, with excellent quailty and service: 

  1. Mouton Noir
  2. Diapason
  3. Ah la Vache!

Easy, quick and good:

  1. Joe Smoked Meat
  2. Café des Artistes
  3. Saint-Pub Microbrasserie 

 

Why are the conditions of the reservation and the price better on GiteTerreCiel.com than on other booking websites?

When you reserve directly on our website, there is no middle-man that touches a commission.  

That's why the price and the conditions are always better (cancellation policy, arrival times, no extra charge for a dog or housekeeping, and breakfast is always included, etc ...)

If you reserve through a booking company or a travel agent and pay with creditcard, a commission up to 27.15% is given to the provider right away. 

That's why we reward those who reserve directly with us. 

 

Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel (or no show) less than 48 hours before the check-in time, one night at full price will be charged to your credit card.

In 2016, Gîte TerreCiel received the green-leader certification from TripAdvisor.

TripAdvisor displays on our page the logo of the leaf symbol to show our ecological commitment. On TripAdvisor, visitors looking to limit their ecological footprint can easily spot this symbol and be sure that these establishments are eco-responsible.

Here are the different actions that our guests and our team do everyday to respect our environment:

- Our cheeses and means come from local companies.

- Our homemade breads are made from flour from a regional mill

- We compost all food waste

- Guests have a recycling bin at their disposal in each room.

- The soaps are handmade by La Lavendière, a local company.  The owner makes the soaps from lavender that she grows in Charlevoix and wheat from a regional mill.

- We prioritize natural and recycled materials when building furniture or renovating

- We prioritize local artists and artisans

- We communicate with our guests and our team by limiting the use of paper

- We use biodegradable laundry products and wash the bedding on site so we do not have our sheets transported in trucks for washing elsewhere.

- We think daily of our ecological actions and adapt them quickly to our environment.

Chalet

It is not possible to reserve the chalet as it is for the dream team of the the B&B.  We listed it on our website becasue many people are curious to see the inside.  If you'd like to reserve a room in the B&B, please check out our available rooms.

 

Photos of the Chalet

 

113, rue Sainte-Anne  Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec 418-435-0149 gite@terreciel.ca