Pont du Faubourg
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TheGoBird
Jacksonville Beach, FL690 contributions
Jul 2022
Made us reminiscent of the covered bridge in Lucerne Switzerland. I give it five stars not for the bridge itself but for the bridge combined with a little walk around the municipal park in the town. We enjoyed the little things.
Written 3 August 2022
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Vicki802
Beaufort, SC477 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We were riding our bikes and came across this covered bridge - What a find! The bridge is beautiful and there is a painter/statue at the entrance. The walls of the bridge have paintings hanging - the artwork is wonderful. Just be careful when viewing the artwork as the bridge is used by cars. If you are in town, this is a must see area
Written 7 July 2019
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CatharineB
Ottawa, Canada584 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
The Faubourg covered bridge, located at L'Anse-Saint-Jean, was built in 1929, but was washed away twice by the river. The current work is a replica of the first bridge and contains works of art painted by local artists. It is best to park at either end of the bridge and take your time walking through and enjoy the artwork

The history of the Faubourg Bridge began on August 17, 1928, following the decision of the Mayor of L'Anse-Saint-Jean, Mr. Edouard Harvey, to build a bridge to establish a permanent communication between the inhabitants on both sides of the river.

This bridge appeared on the back of the $1000 Canadian dollar bill, running from 1954 until 1992. The illustration also shows the river and the surrounding hills. The drawing was made from a photograph taken by Mr. Max Saver. Curiously, it was not until 1972 that the citizens of L'Anse-Saint-Jean realized that their village appeared behind the $ 1000 bill. An understandable fact considering the relatively rare use of one thousand dollar bills.

For a great view of the bridge and surrounding country side, climb to the top of the nearby lookout point.
Written 20 June 2018
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AMsays
Thornhill, Canada3,988 contributions
Jul 2017
Covered bridge built in 1929 from lumber/siding is just off PQ170 on the road to L'Anse-St-Jean. It spans the St- Jean river but its not wide enough for 2 cars. In the mid 1950's a picture of the Pont du Faubourg bridge was on the $1000 Cdn note. Interestingly, inside the bridge are about 20 paintings in diamond frames showcasing local artists.
Written 12 July 2017
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radar643
Minden, Canada1,174 contributions
Oct 2016 • Family
Very beautiful covered bridge in this community of 1200. There were also several paintings on the inside of the bridge from local artists. The bridge is narrow so there is only room for one vehicle and some pedestrian traffic. Very quaint...
Written 26 October 2016
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HotEarth
Melbourne, Australia692 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
This bridge reminded me of the two in Lucern, Switzerland. Though relatively less historic, it commands a beauty on its own.

On top of viewing it close up, another extraordinary view is from the $1000 note view lookout, within walking distance, ip the hill and 195m after the marker board!
Written 2 October 2016
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scotiajim
Hubley, Ns227 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
Was driving through this quaint little town on the way to the St. Simeon ferry when we saw the sign for the bridge. It's about 5km off the highway. Definitely worth the visit. Love the art inside the bridge.
Written 30 September 2016
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Gary D
Toronto, Canada164 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
Beautiful quaint bridge. Covered bridges are rare. They have artist exhibits throughout the inside of the bridge. Beautiful location; quiet, peaceful along the St Jean river.
Written 17 September 2016
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Barheat
Hamilton, Canada1,662 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
Pont du Faubourg is the covered bridge in the village of L'Anse-Saint Jean. Built in 1929 this bridge is best known as being depicted on the back of the $1000 bill of 1954.
The bridge is still in use. It is constructed from timbers with sheets of siding. Inside the bridge there are approximately 20 pieces of art work depicting local life. It is definitely worth making the side trip to see
Written 12 November 2015
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