Bourget

Bourget

[boor-zhey; Fr. boor-zhe]
Bourget, Paul, 1852-1935, French novelist. His early novels were naturalistic, but Le Disciple (1889, tr. 1901), a tale of the destruction of a pupil who applies his master's naturalistic literary theories to life, marked a change. Bourget thereafter wrote in a Catholic and strongly moralistic tone that won critical admiration, but little popularity. Representative of his more than 60 novels are Cruelle Énigme (1885, tr. Love's Cruel Enigma, 1891), Cosmopolis (1893, tr. 1893), Le Démon de midi (1914), and Le Sens de la mort (1915, tr. The Night Cometh, 1916). He is best remembered for his literary criticism, especially Essais de psychologie contemporaine (1883).
Bourget, Le, town (1990 pop. 11,728), Seine-Saint-Denis dept., N central France. A suburb of Paris, it is the site of Le Bourget airport, once Paris's main airport but now overshadowed by Charles-de-Gaulle. Charles Lindbergh landed at Le Bourget after his transatlantic flight of 1927. There is an aviation and space museum.
Bourget, lake, 16 sq mi (41 sq km), c.11 mi (18 km) long and 2 mi (3.2 km) wide, NE Savoie dept., E France. It is famous for its scenic beauty. Aix-les-Bains and other resorts are located on its shores. The celebrated abbey of Haute-Combe (founded 12th cent.; restored 19th cent.) is situated on the western shore.
Bourget is a village in eastern Ontario, Canada near the Cobbs Lake Creek, in the city of Clarence-Rockland in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell.

It was named after Ignace Bourget, who was bishop of Montréal from 1841 to 1876.

During the 1920s, logging of the white pine forests in this area had left a barren sandy area then known as the "Bourget Desert". Since that time, millions of trees were planted and this area is now known as the Larose Forest. Two major roads pass through Bourget: one of them, Russell Road, is used by commuters in the morning heading into Ottawa from the Eastern Ontario region; Road 138, which goes connects Rockland (north) to Casselman (south), is the second road passing through Bourget. This route is one of the only ones connecting the North to the South.

Bourget is slowly expanding. Many housing projects are forming up in the northern part of town and the small business sector is growing ever more in the heart of Bourget with the opening of a small strip mall.

  • Population

2006 Census

City Of Clarence-Rockland: 20,790 people.

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