The Point’s history

In 1672, Intendant Talon granted the island as a recognized seigneury to François-Marie Perrot, governor of Montreal who then set up a fur trading post facing Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and at his estate’s farm in the Grande Anse which is nearby today’s Pointe-du-Domaine.

In 1684, the seigneury was sold to Charles LeMoyne, then sold again in 1703 to Joseph Trottier known as Desruisseaux and his spouse Françoise Cuillerier. They moved the estate to the point and built their manor in 1705 and the windmill in 1707-1708. Also, the Pointe-du-Moulin park features a magnificent windmill, its wings still rotate to this day.

Built in 1786-1787, the miller’s house is located not far off and was first occupied by Jean-Baptiste Relle (Harel) from 1786 to 1791 then by Charles Cytoleux known as Langevin, both flour experts.

The windmill of Île-Perrot is one of the two functional windmills among the 18 that still exist in Québec. Whether the pioneers of the island were from Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, Île-Perrot, Pincourt or Terrasse-Vaudreuil, they were all well acquainted with the windmill which is an icon for the population of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region. Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, the town is particularly proud of the park considered as their heritage.

The Point’s history

The park’s history

On June 4th 1973, the government of Quebec exchanged properties with the federal government; the province acquired the Pointe-du-Moulin site in exchange for the St-Maurice mines.

From 1977 to the autumn of 1978, restauration of the miller’s house, the windmill and of the rest of the park took place.

Since then, our teams take pleasure in welcoming thousands of visitors every year!

The park’s history

History of S.D.P.H.P.M.

The Société de développement du Parc historique de la Pointe-du-Moulin (SDPHPM) was founded in the spring of 2008 by the town of Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, the Association des gens d’affaires de l’Île-Perrot, the Fondation Sainte-Jeanne-de-Chantal N.D.Î.P, the regional museum of Vaudreuil-Soulanges and the Notre-Dame-de-Fatima Centre which act as crossroads for all major players of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region.

This non-profit organization’s mission is to ensure management and entertainment in the historical park by offering a variety of activities that encourage discovering the park’s historical and natural heritage for the locals and tourists in a sustainable way for future generations.

History of S.D.P.H.P.M.

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Merci à nos députés Peter Schiefke, député fédéral de la circonscription Vaudreuil-Soulanges, et Marie-Claude Nichols, députée provinciale de la circonscription de Vaudreuil.

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