N49° Eyewear - Tadoussac

023A - Black / White / Smoke
016A - Tortoise / Yellow / Orange
0013 - Tortoise / Pink
0099 - Navy / White / Moss Green


N49° Eyewear


TADOUSSAC the first French fort in Canada and the oldest continuously inhabited French settlement in the province of Quebec. It is located at the mouth of the Saguenay River in the Côte-Noire region.

In 1535 the mouth of the Saguenay River was explored by the Frenchman Jacques Cartier. Pierre de Chauvin, Lord of Tonnetoui, went to Canada in 1599 and established the first French fort there in 1600. Thus, Tadoussac is the oldest settlement in Quebec, having celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2000. It is also home to the oldest wooden church in North America.

Each year, the village welcomes about 300,000 tourists, mostly from other regions of Quebec. Whales can be seen in the waters near the village, and whale and seal watching cruises are a popular tourist attraction.