In need of fresh air this weekend? Wander the roads of Charlevoix, with the river on one side and mountains on the other, and treat yourself to an entertaining stay with culture and good food.
Savour local food
Follow the Route des Saveurs and meet the area’s local artisans and producers. Where should you go? Pay a visit to Laiterie de Charlevoix and Maison d’affinage Maurice Dufour to stock up on fine cheeses. And don’t forget to stop for a great meal at Les Faux Bergers. Meet 300 long-necked emus at Centre de l’Émeu de Saint-Urbain, ducks at Ferme Basque de Charlevoix, and taste young goat dishes at Ferme Caprivoix, before continuing your journey.
Time for a break
To take a break and loosen up in natural surroundings, Spa Nordique Le Germain is definitely one of the region’s best bets. After thermotherapy, keep relaxing and treat yourself to body care, a massage or yoga session.
Up next : La Malbaie
Head to La Malbaie and the splendid Fairmont Manoir Richelieu. Nearby, the Charlevoix Casino is the ideal place for entertainment. All summer long, the 50s and the 80s are making a comeback with themed shows and a retro ambience that will take you back to those wonderful years. Close to the Manoir Richelieu, the Quai de Pointe-au-Pic and its pier stretching out into the water are all the reason you need to go for a stroll. Psst! The Charlevoix museum is the perfect place to embrace local history and culture with its exhibitions on Charlevoix folk art.
Take the train!
Leave your car at home and take the train to Charlevoix. Board at the parc de la Chute-Montmorency in Québec City. You’ll discover coastal villages from Charlevoix all the way to Baie-Saint-Paul or La Malbaie. Since the railroad is located exactly halfway between the cliffs and the St. Lawrence River, you’ll almost get the feeling you’re floating on the water.
Written by Annie Lafrance, and published in Magazine Y No 2