The Pays de la Sagouine is a theatrical village and opened in 1992 on a small natural island in the middle of Bouctouche Bay. The Pays de la Sagouine is foremost a meeting place where the imagination of a great Acadian author, Antonine Maillet, gives life to many characters, all more endearing than others.
This tourist attraction is unique in Canada because it comes entirely from a literary work, that of the Acadian writer Antonine Maillet, novelist and playwright of international reputation. Originally from Bouctouche, Antonine Maillet is the author of the famous Sagouine and many award-winning novels in Canada and elsewhere. The author has also won the highest literary distinction, the Prix Goncourt, for her novel Pélagie la charrette.