Town of Grand Isle/Lille

Grand Isle, “The Small Town, Rich In History,” is a community of just under 450 residents passionate about their history, language and culture.  They are well-known for their strong family values and community pride.  ‘Grand Isle,’ which is french for ‘Big Island,’ commemorates the large and fertile island located in the St. John River near the town’s center.

The town of Grand Isle stays busy throughout the year preserving and educating the public about their historical artifacts and collecting stories.  They host a number of events celebrating their heritage, past and present, believing their history is vibrant and alive.

Lille, which is a village within the town, is located on the east side of Grand Ilse.  It is home to the Musée Culturel du Mon-Carmel, a decommissioned Catholic church which serves as a nationally recognized historic site and serves as a cultural museum dedicated to the preservation and development of Acadian and Québecois culture and history of the St. John Valley.  It hosts several cultural programs including lectures, exhibitions and performances.


Office Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Office Telephone: 207-895-3420 | Fax: 207-895-3355
Mailing Address: 366 Main Street | PO Box 197, Grand Isle, ME 04746
1st Selectperson/Assessor: Raylen K. Lagasse |
Town Clerk: Debbie Gendreau |
Deputy Clerk: Ashley Toussaint |