A creative place of residence

B-12 is a creative place of residence. What we do here? Research and Writing creation. Pre-production show. Album production. Located in Estrie (Eastern Townships), in the village of Valcourt just over an hour away from Montreal, B-12 offers all the amenities to accommodate artists who wish to isolate themself and bring forth the sacred fire! Everything is gathered here into a highly inspiring place.

B-12 was a family household when it was built in the late 60’s and up to 2014. It is JR André Bombardier, son of famous inventor Joseph-Armand Bombardier, who had it built for his family. Another house previously sat on top of the hill but was moved a little further into the village. The 19-acres property is protected by the Brandy Creek and its main access goes through the Cousineau Bridge, a covered bridge that dates back to 1880. The residence was designed by architect turned artist, Jacques de Blois. His architect life has lead him in Japan, China, Europe and Africa, where he took a liking to the value of old towns and villages. With his friend Gerry Paris, he was also responsible for the restoration of the Petit-Champlain area during 10 years.

Nowadays, B-12 is a perfect place of creation for several artists from the Province of Quebec, its operation is made possible by the cultural development company L-A be – Let artists be, founded by Louis-Armand Bombardier, the youngest son of JR André Bombardier and grandchild of Joseph-Armand Bombardier. Each of us have dreams, come and help us discover yours.




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Managing Director & In-House Producer: Éric Rathé

Musician, composer and arranger, Éric has close to 30 years of experience. He worked amongst others on projects for Psychocaravane, The Blue Seeds, Léopold Z, Sylvie Laliberté, ¾ putain, OLE Ensemble, Karlof Orchestra and Lisbonne Télégramme. He also provides technical support to all B-12’s guest.

Contact Us


761, St-Joseph street, Valcourt (Quebec)  J0E 2L0
(438) 380-0536