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La Butte à Mathieu

A place of hope, songs and dreams

From 1959 to 1976, in the midst of Quebec’s Quiet Revolution, La Butte à Mathieu, the first boîte à chanson outside Montréal, attracted all kinds of talent to Val-David, a village nestled in the Laurentian mountains. Actors, poets, painters, writers, sculptors and ceramists gathered around a cohort of singer-songwriters who did not then realize the impact they would have on Quebec culture forever, nor that their talent would end up crossing borders. 

Black and white photo of about 100 spectators attending an outdoor performance at La Butte. At the top of the picture, the feet of people sitting on part of the roof of La Butte can be seen.

Even on the roof!


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