Route de la Nouvelle-France

Discover four centuries of intense life!

The Route de la Nouvelle-France is one of the oldest thoroughfares in North America. This signalized scenic route connecting Old Québec and Côte-de-Beaupré was mapped out by Monseigneur de Laval and formerly used by the inhabitants of Côte-de-Beaupré to transport food supplies to downtown Québec. The heritage houses illustrate the architecture of France and England as well as the imaginative Québécois approach. An old barn, a roadside cross, a chapel, and a half-buried produce cellar dot this road and remind us of the farming past and rural character of Côte-de-Beaupré. Discover four centuries of busy life!



Place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville

Place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville

The public square across from city hall is called Place de l'Hôtel-de-ville and is bordered by three streets: rue De Buade, côte de la Fabrique and rue des Jardins. The public market in Upper Town had been held at this spot since the French Regime. Up until 1875, farmers from across the region would gather here to sell their wares. The public square was then known as Grande Place, Grande Place de la Haute Ville and Place du Marché. In 1900, the public square was renamed place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville following the construction of city hall.

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Marché du Vieux-Port

Marché du Vieux-Port

The Old Port Market always has a large variety of seasonal foodstuffs or produce for sale, whose quality and freshness are second to none. Many locally-made products, including cheese, deli meat, baked goods, sweets, fresh fruit and vegetables and fine food items. Come browse through the stands where tempting wares are on display, meet the agrifood producers and get yourself a little souvenir of Québec City you can really sink your teeth into.

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Société du Domaine Maizerets

Société du Domaine Maizerets

Located on one of the first tracts of land granted in New France, this historical site with its vast gardens, is managed by the Société du domaine Maizerets. Many family activities are held here: cultural and educational exhibitions, tours of the gardens and arboretum, and outdoor and nature interpretation activities. Footpaths wind through the park and marsh. Rentals: sporting equipment and rooms in maison de Maizerets for special events.

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Maison Girardin

Maison Girardin

Nestled in the heritage site of Beauport, this former family home dating back to the early 1800s features many elements of classic French architecture. It was built on the same site as its two wooden predecessors, the earlier of which dates back to 1709. Visit the permanent exhibit on the craftspeople who have contributed to Beauport's development. An app is available to enhance the exhibit. iPads lent onsite. Maison Girardin is run by the Société d'art et d'histoire de Beauport.

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Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

The waterfalls are 83 m (272') tall, a full 30 m (99') higher than Niagara Falls. Take the cable car up the cliff to start the panoramic walking tour at the Manor, where are housed an interpretation centre, gift shop and restaurant. Follow the footpath along the top of the cliff to the suspended bridge, which affords a splendid view of the area. Keep walking along the path until you get to the 487-step staircase down the side of the cliff that will bring you to the foot of the falls. There are also three via ferrata routes near the falls, along with a 300-m (984.3’) double zip line.

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Ferme Le Comte de Roussy

Ferme Le Comte de Roussy

Offer yourself a pleasant pause at our ancestral farm. The whole family will enjoy our beautiful agrotouristic stand with its panoramic terrace overlooking the mini-farm and the sugar bush. Relax while enjoying the spectacular scenery that embraces the majestic St. Lawrence River.

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Atelier La Paruline

Atelier La Paruline

A stopover at La Paruline will reveal a workshop-boutique with a truly warm and friendly ambiance.

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Vignoble Domaine l'Ange-Gardien

Vignoble Domaine l'Ange-Gardien

Domaine l'Ange-Gardien captures the essence of the Beaupré Coast. Sample and purchase wine, ice cider and berry liqueurs at the onsite shop. Many fine restaurants throughout the Québec City region also serve this winery's products.

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Ferme Arthur Cauchon Inc.

Ferme Arthur Cauchon Inc.

Located in the village of Château-Richer along the Beaupré Coast, this ancestral family farm specializes in making maple products, growing fruit and vegetables and using the crops to make a variety of foods. Purchase fresh produce and homemade foodstuffs at our shop. Pick your own strawberries and apples in a picturesque setting. 

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Pâtisserie Praline & Chocolat

Pâtisserie Praline & Chocolat

Artisan bakery that makes pure butter viennoiseries: 10 different sorts of pastries such as croissants and brioches.

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Aux Trois Couvents

Aux Trois Couvents

This interpretation centre is located at the historical and archeological site of the Château-Richer convents. Visit the permanent exhibitions on the history of one of the first French settlements in North America. Attractions include the excavated foundations of the first two convents (built in 1694 and 1830) that can be seen inside the convent built in 1907, a recreated classroom from 1912 and temporary exhibitions on the cultural identity of the Beaupré Coast.

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Galerie d'art St-Aubin Marion

Galerie d'art St-Aubin Marion

This art gallery features the work of professional painters Yvon St-Aubin and Louise Marion. St-Aubin has a predilection for brightly coloured landscapes. In 2010, Canada Post issued a stamp in with one of his paintings of Charlevoix. Marion’s work has been exhibited at the Louvre in Paris. Her paintings of urban scenes and French landscapes have proven very popular. A range of products derived from these artists’ collections are available at the gallery. Come learn more about these painters and share their passion for their art!

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Chez Marie

Chez Marie

First you must travel a picturesque road to get to Marie's. The fourth generation of the family lives in old Côte-de-Beaupré, in a stone homestead built in 1652. The oven used to bake the bread is 150 years old. Sample great fresh bread with assorted jams and maple produce.

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Auberge Baker

Auberge Baker

Savour the real taste of Québec! Reputed gourmet cooking served at our onsite restaurant. This 180-year-old country home has five tastefully decorated rooms, each with its own cachet and antique furnishings. You can also stay in one of our two cottages. Ski, theatre, golf, romance, R&R and massage packages. A snowmobile trail runs by the inn. Additional accommodations in another ancestral home (right in the village!) that dates back to 1776.

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Atelier Paré - Économusée de la sculpture sur bois

Atelier Paré - Économusée de la sculpture sur bois

The ''joie de vivre'' of famous Québec legends is brought to life in wooden and fibreglass sculptures. Our artists seek to give voice to each block of wood so that it may tell the tale it keeps near to its heart; every painted wooden sculpture represents such a tale. Visitors of all ages can watch the artists at work on sculptures that will be displayed in one of the indoor exhibits or in the ecomuseum's garden. Gift shop where you can find handmade souvenirs. Atelier Paré is an original family owned artist's workshop which opened in 1942.

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Musée Edison du phonographe

Musée Edison du phonographe

Dedicated to the phonograph invention by Thomas Alva Edison on the 6th of December 1877, the museum exhibits more than 250 cylinder phonographs, all in working order. It has three tinfoil phonographs dating back to the post-invention period (1878-1880). It boasts prestigious machines such as a three cylinder juke-box with 6, 12, and 24 recordings. Some are unique pieces such as a wax cylinder phonograph alarm-clock. The museum also has cylinder recordings of now disappeared celebrities' voices such as Thomas Alva Edison, Pope Leon the XIIIth.

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Ni vu Ni Cornu - atelier & galerie

Ni vu Ni Cornu - atelier & galerie

Entering the venerable Hôtel Saint-Louis is like stepping into a box of surprises!  It also brings art appreciation to a level that is within everybody’s reach and leads into a playful universe that appeals to all senses.  Conceived by a group of fanciful professional artists, the place exudes energy and gentle whimsy.  This is a place you’ll want to visit… and revisit!

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Sanctuaire de Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

Sanctuaire de Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

The Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, located only 20 minutes from Québec City, welcomes almost a million visitors annually. For over 350 years, people of all ages have been gathering at this Shrine dedicated to Saint Anne, the grandmother of Jesus. Through the beauty of numerous artistic masterpieces (paintings, mosaics, stained-glass windows, stone and wooden sculptures), discover the extraordinary history of Saint Anne and the important role she played in the faith of our people. Daily Mass.

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Centre d'initiation au patrimoine - La Grande Ferme

Centre d'initiation au patrimoine - La Grande Ferme

Located in a unique ancestral setting in Québec, La Grande Ferme offers different programs for groups of adults, social clubs and schools. Once patronized by Champlain and Mgr de Laval, this site introduces you to a rich natural, archaeological and historical heritage. Our activities include horse-drawn carriage rides, a theatrical presentation of 19th century rural life, legends and songs. Enjoy an excellent meal served in a country-style family atmosphere.

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Réserve nationale de faune du Cap-Tourmente

Réserve nationale de faune du Cap-Tourmente

At Cap Tourmente, you can admire the gorgeous landscape comprising the St. Lawrence River, large coastal marshes, lowlands and mountains. A major Canadian bird-watching site where you can watch the impressive flocks of Snow Geese that migrate every spring and fall. Twenty kilometres (12 miles) of clearly marked walking trails, take part in a number of different interpretation activities and borrow free wildlife and plant discovery tools.

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Québec, ville et région
Québec, ville et région Desjardins, Côte-de-Beaupé