The municipality of Clare is situated halfway between the towns of Digby and Yarmouth. It is a distinctive region often referred to as the French Shore. It is also home to the largest Acadian population of Nova Scotia. Picturesque Route 1 also known as the Evangeline Trail passes through twelve French speaking villages between Salmon River and St. Bernard. The bilingual inhabitants along this shore are the descendants of the first settlers here in the early 1600's. In the year 1755 , the British expelled and deported the entire Acadian population of Nova Scotia but many returned here to resettle the area.