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!



L’Îlot des Palais

L’Îlot des Palais

The entire history of New France and the brewing industry awaits you at the Îlot des Palais. In 18th century vaults, the exhibition Revelations tells the history: from the Jean Talon Brewery to the intendant’s palace, from the prison to the Boswell-Dow Brewery. Artefacts, archives, projections, rallies... gripping discoveries! Our outside activities: Old Québec UNESCO GéoRallies and On the Beer Trail with GPS or walking tour on our tablet. Hours: open year-round for groups of 15 or more. Hours vary for general admission.

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Domaine de Maizerets

Domaine de 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. Hours: free admission. Equipment rental onsite throughout the year

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Site patrimonial de Beauport

Site patrimonial de Beauport

The buildings on the heritage site of Beauport have architectural styles from different periods. There is a religious sanctuary called Parc des Martyrs (1927). In the Parc de la rivière Beauport, there are interpretation panels, trails, and a waterfall. Stroll along the groomed trails by the river in Parc des Cascades. The Desjardins Fresco on the wall of Maison Rainville illustrates major events and figures of Beauport’s past. The Bourg du Fargy district and Maison Girardin are on the other side of the street.


Bourg du Fargy

Bourg du Fargy

The old Bourg du Fargy, which was the Beauport institutional Centre in the 17th and 18th centuries, reflects the variety of architectural styles throughout the centuries on this heritage site. Also of interest are the Nativité-de-Notre-Dame parish church, built on the very spot where Beauport’s first church was erected in 1676, a stone presbytery, the Memorial to the Builders, and the Congrégation de Notre-Dame’s former Convent.

Maison Girardin

Maison Girardin

The Maison Girardin dates back to the early 18th century. The first wooden home was built shortly after 1701, the second in the 1760s. The first stone house was built here a few years later by Ignace Girardin and served as his family’s home for some 150 years. Permanent exhibition on the role craftsmen played in the development of Beauport. Mobile app on Maison Girardin. iPads lent to visitors. Hours: June to August, closed Mondays. September and October, open Saturday and Sunday only. November to May, open upon reservation only. Reservations required for groups.

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La Galerie de miniatures de Québec

La Galerie de miniatures de Québec

A fairy-tale universe of miniatures combining history, humour and magic crafted by miniature artist Micheline Grenier, a native of Beauport. Adults and children alike will be delighted by the countless details to discover among over one hundred miniatures on display in an environment worthy of the greatest museums. Visitors can take part in a “treasure hunt” and set out on an enchanting quest. La Galerie is a surprising and original hidden gem. Hours: open year-round.

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Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

Open year-round, Montmorency Falls Park is just a few minutes from downtown Québec City. The waterfalls are 83 m (272’) tall, a full 30 m (99’) higher than Niagara Falls. Follow the panoramic route from the cable car station leading to the Manor, where you will find a restaurant, gift shop and interpretation centre. Take the footpath along the top of the cliff to the suspension bridge that affords a great view of the surrounding area. Walk down the 487-step staircase along the side of the cliff to get to the foot of the waterfall. Three via ferrata routes and a 300-m (984’) double zip line are available for those seeking an adrenaline rush. Hours: site and Montmorency Manor: year-round. Via ferrata and zip line: May to October. Hours may be modified for groups.

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Train de Charlevoix

Train de Charlevoix

The Train de Charlevoix criss-crosses the St. Lawrence River’s shore revealing otherwise unaccessible roads. Traveling between Québec City and La Malbaie over more than 125 km, the train stops in 7 towns and coastal villages. Whether it is for a short getaway with the kids or for a few romantic days, there are several scenarios to choose from. Friendly service: possibility to sample the terroir products from the appetizers and cocktails menu. Hours: June to October.

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Ferme Le Comte de Roussy

Ferme Le Comte de Roussy

Agriculture and heritage! Now there's a natural match on the Côte-de-Beaupré.

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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.

Come and visit our farm! Our strawberries, raspberries, currants and a large variety of apples, are always freshly picked in the morning, ready for you to taste.

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Pâtisserie Praline et Chocolat

Pâtisserie Praline et 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 archaeological 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 Côte-de-Beaupré. Hours: June to September, open daily. October to May, Wednesday to Sunday. Reservations required for groups. Call for group rates.

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Centre de Généalogie, des Archives et des Biens culturels de Château-Richer

Centre de Généalogie, des Archives et des Biens culturels de Château-Richer

Did your ancestors come from Côte-de-Beaupré? We have the answer to that question, and possibly many others. History, archives and vintage photo buffs will appreciate consulting our reference tools on the province of Québec as a whole. Our qualified staff are there to assist you as required. Hours: July to October, open Monday to Thursday. The rest of the year, only open Wednesday and Thursday.

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Chez Marie

Chez Marie

Marie and her fourth generation family welcome you to their old stone homestead built in 1652. Outside, the 150-year-old bread oven is still in fine working order. Sample wonderful fresh bread with assorted jams and maple products on the premises. Reception room for 20 or more. Parking. Hours: open year-round.

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Galerie d’art St-Aubin Marion

Galerie d’art St-Aubin Marion

Yvon St-Aubin paint with brightly coloured.  He likes villages and countrysides of Quebec. Post Canada emitted a stamp in 2010 with one of its paintings. Louise Marion exposed to the Musée du Louvre in Paris. Her paintings present urban scenes, landscapes of the Tuscany and Provence.

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Auberge Baker

Auberge Baker

Treat yourself to a pause and let us introduce you to a bygone epoch…  Everywhere you look, in the dining room and in each of the other beautiful rooms; you’ll be looking at a décor that has been restored with a meticulous attention to every detail. 

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Atelier Paré - ÉCONOMUSÉE® de la sculpture sur bois

Atelier Paré - ÉCONOMUSÉE® de la sculpture sur bois

Wooden and fibreglass sculptures are on display at this ÉCONOMUSÉE®. Our artists seek to give voice to each block of wood so that it can tell the legend it keeps in its heart; every painted wooden sculpture represents such a legend. Visitors can watch the artists at work on sculptures that will be displayed in one of the indoor exhibits or outdoor garden. Gift shop where you can find handmade souvenirs. Hours: May to October, daily. October to May, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Open at other times for groups upon reservation.

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Musée Edison du phonographe

Musée Edison du phonographe

Dedicated to the phonograph invention by Thomas Alva Edison on December 6, 1877, the museum has more than 200 cylinder machines, all of them in perfect working order.

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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 paintings, mosaics, stained-glass windows, stone and wooden sculptures, and large collection of ex-votos at this basilica bear witness to Quebecers’ faith in St. Anne and the more than 350 years of history of this site. Liturgical celebrations, daily Mass and gift shop. Several accommodation establishments and restaurants nearby. Learn about the worship of St. Anne through the ages at the onsite museum. Hours: open year-round.

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Église de Saint-Joachim

Église de Saint-Joachim

Designated as an historic monument in 1959, this church is one of the oldest in the province of Québec (1779). Its architecture and the works of art are worth discovering, especially the gold sculptures by François and Thomas Baillairgé, who were responsible for the interior decoration. Parking. Recorded commentary available by pushing a red button at church entrance. Hours: May to October or upon reservation.

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Le Centre d’initiation au patrimoine - La Grande Ferme

Le Centre d’initiation au patrimoine - La Grande Ferme

This area of the Côte-de-Beaupré has a rich historical and archaeological heritage. This particular site features a century-old house (designated historical property) and the archaeological remnants of the village’s first church (1685-1759), which was destroyed during an attack by the British. Different programs for adult groups, school groups and families. Various historical interpretation activities offered as well as a permanent exhibition. Hours: open to the public, August to October. Open year-round for groups, upon reservation.

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Réserve nationale de faune du Cap-Tourmente

Réserve nationale de faune du Cap-Tourmente

Cap Tourmente National Wildlife welcomes over 305 species of birds, including the Great Snow Goose during the migration period.  It also provides visitors with an interpretation centre and its many activities, as well as more than 20 km of hiking trails.  Thanks to the convergence of the River, plains and mountains Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area is a place of outstanding beauty and it offers countless opportunities for observing nature in complete safety.  The area is recognized as a wetland of international importance under the RAMSAR Convention and is famous for the breathtaking spectacle offered by the tens of thousands of Snow Geese that stop over every spring and fall.  The site’s biodiversity is extensive: more than 300 species of birds and several mammal species can be seen here.  An interpretation centre, a network of hiking trails and interpretation activities for the whole family make Cap Tourmente an ideal natural setting to flirt with wildlife, all this less than an hour’s drive from Quebec City.

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