Location within Portneuf RCM.


Location in central Quebec.

Coordinates: 46°39′N 71°56′W / 46.650°N 71.933°W / 46.650; -71.933Coordinates: 46°39′N 71°56′W / 46.650°N 71.933°W / 46.650; -71.933[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Capitale-Nationale
RCM Portneuf
Constituted February 27, 2002
  Mayor Gaston Arcand
  Federal riding Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier
  Prov. riding Portneuf
  Total 152.00 km2 (58.69 sq mi)
  Land 125.59 km2 (48.49 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
  Total 2,131
  Density 17.0/km2 (44/sq mi)
  Pop 2006–2011 Increase 4.9%
  Dwellings 1,043
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0A 1S0
Area code(s) 418 and 581

Route 138
Route 363

Deschambault-Grondines is a municipality of about 2100 inhabitants in the Canadian province of Quebec, located in Portneuf Regional County Municipality. The municipality was incorporated in 2002 by the merger of the formerly independent villages of Deschambault and Grondines.[4]

The name Grondines was named by Samuel de Champlain himself. "Grondines" is from the French verb "gronder", meaning to rumble or roar. In 1674, The Grondines windmill was built and is the oldest windmill in Québec. The windmill was first a flour mill, and then a lighthouse. In 1842 the church Saint-Charles-Borromée was built in Grondines. In 2006 the local Fromagerie des Grondines was built, it is an organic cheese farm open to the public.

Some of the famous people who lived here include filmmaker Denys Arcand, who was born in Deschambault.


Population trend:[5]

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 951 (total dwellings: 1043)

Mother tongue:

Points of interest



The patron saint of Deschambault-Grondines is Saint Joseph.[8]


  1. Reference number 372307 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. 1 2 Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire - Répertoire des municipalités: Deschambault-Grondines
  3. 1 2 Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Deschambault-Grondines census profile
  5. Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  6. Répertoire du patrimoine culturel du Québec
  7. "Deschambault-Grondines Climate". Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010 (in English and French). Environment Canada. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  8. Saint Joseph at sqpn.ocm Retrieved 5 April 2013

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