The main part of the Inn was built between 1875 and 1880. The “Salle Alyre-à-Léon”, which lies off the main dining area, commemorates the long and rich history of the building. The “Salle Alyre-à-Léon”, now a cozy dining room, was used as a parlour by the original inhabitants, the LeBlanc family.
This room is named after Alyre LeBlanc, the oldest living descendant of Léon Allain, the first inhabitant of the house that now forms the innkeepers' quarters at the back of the inn.
Leon Allain and his wife lived in this house from 1835. The couple had one adopted child, Susanne, born in 1849.
Mélème LeBlanc, a hired hand working for the Allains, fell in love with Susanne and the two were married in November 1867. The couple had 14 children, one of whom – Leon – was the first to be born (in 1880) in the newly built structure that now houses the Dune View Inn.
Léon married Valentine Hébert in November 1900, and the couple had 10 children. Alyre, born in 1916, was their seventh child. He and his wife of 62 years, Florence, currently live in Mgr. Désiré Allain Residence in Bouctouche.