Plessisville

Plessisville is named after Joseph-Octave Plessis, the eleventh bishop of Québec City. Plessisville was the first municipality developed in the Bois-Francs area. It had a rich, fertile soil ideal for agricultural development.

Plessisville

Plessisville

Plessisville, Qué, Town, pop 6677 (2006c), 6756 (2001c), inc 1835. Plessisville is located in the Coeur-du-Québec region, about 95 km south of Québec City. The rivière Bourbon flows on the west, adjacent to the city. This region surpasses all others in agriculture.

Plessisville is named after Joseph-Octave Plessis, the eleventh bishop of Québec City. Plessisville was the first municipality developed in the Bois-Francs area. It had a rich, fertile soil ideal for agricultural development.

Plessisville's growth is due to its exceptional quality of life and the natural richness of the surrounding area. Boating, fishing, and water sports are enjoyed at Lac William, situated 25 km away.

Agriculture remains an important part of the economy, generating employment and investment. There are more than 65 industries in the city, which benefit from Plessisville's geographical location. Plessisville is located near Highway 20 between Québec City and Montréal, allowing for easy transport.

Plessisville claims the title of world capital of maple syrup. The region is the home of the Québec Maple Sugar Producers' Cooperative. The Maple Festival is held annually in April.

Carrefour Culturel et Touristique consists of an art gallery, a summer theatre and a concert hall.