Our History

An idea has caught on

This is the story of two guys who, with a touch of madness that has never left them, a passion for the built heritage and a lot of love, gradually built cottages in their image just a stone’s throw from the Bic national park.

Twenty years later, Jean-Luc Leblond and Martin Gagnon are proud to offer you a stay in one of the fifteen cottages and maisonettes of Vieux Loup de Mer with privileged access to the Baie des Roses beach, at Bic National Park. In 1994, Jean-Luc was the owner of a family business, plumbing and heating, in Rimouski.

A young tourism graduate, Martin arrived there from Drummondville for a summer job. He never left after meeting Jean-Luc, who became his spouse and business partner, in September 1999. “In the early days, we bought a cottage from the 1970s which was on the current site of the Vieux Loup de Mer” recalls Martin. Restored, then rearranged inside by Jean-Luc, the new Pic-Bois was rented during the summer of 2000.