Founded in 1880, in honour of Britain's Princess Louise who visited Canada in 1878, Louiseville is the cultural centre of the Maskinongé region, in the province of Québec. With a population of 8000, it is a mix between the city and the countryside. It is 63 square kilometres in area and has a hospital, a mall, an industrial park, an aeroport, a public sports complex, a community centre, a library, and various government buildings.

One of the highlights of the town is the large marble church, which is considered unique in Canada because of the richness of its interior decoration.

Each Autumn, there is an event called the "Festival de la Galette de Sarrasin" which encourages the consumption of buckwheat products.

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