Percé is a fascinating town. “It’s a place that was once inhabited by the gods,” as Jean-Louis Lebreux, director of the Musée Le Chafaud, likes to say. Its main attraction is of course famous Percé Rock, a landmark that’s 400 million years old, a “pierced rock” with only one arch left since the other one collapsed on June 17, 1845. Cathedral, ghost ship, sculpture… These terms barely do justice to the majesty of this monument. Although this giant has feet of clay (tonnes of sedimentary rock collapse every year due to erosion), your first sight of this huge rock formation will take your breath away. Read more
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Depending on your tastes and preferences, there are many ways to explore the regions of Québec maritime. When I participate in events or am active on social networks, I’m often asked about the best scenic routes in our regions. This is a bit like asking a mother to choose her favourite child! However, for the sake of this post, I will introduce you to some of my favourites, the St. Lawrence Road Trips. Read more
The maritime regions of Québec are dotted with small inns and B&Bs providing comfortable rooms and a restful atmosphere. The ones I mention in this post all offer a maximum of a dozen rooms, but the comparison ends there as each is otherwise completely unique. Read more
Looking for a radical change of scenery? Treat yourself to a getaway to a land caressed by sea breezes and lilting Acadian accents that soothe the mind, relax the body and capture the heart. After a flight or boat journey to the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, three days on the Îles de la Madeleine offer a unique getaway experience. But it’s not without risk: you may fall under the spell of the Islands at any moment. Should you explore the crescent-shaped archipelago from east to west, from north to south or by undertaking day excursions from a central point? Here’s an itinerary to make the most of your whirlwind island adventure. Read more
I arrive at Auberge du Mange Grenouille, located in the village of Bic, all excited to finally visit that lovely place I’ve heard so much about. Standing in front of the building, I’m impressed by the stately red frontage, but that’s nothing compared to what’s waiting for me inside. Read more
It was my first visit in Tadoussac and the town instantly charmed me. Stores are colorful with welcoming fronts. Streets are busy with people all smiles, chatting and enjoying the nice weather. Tadoussac is one of those places perfect to explore leisurely on foot.
La Galouïne Inn and Restaurant quickly draws my attention, a large blue building with multiple patios. I’m warmly greeted by the people at the inn. Best of all, our room is ready, so we can drop our luggage and set off to explore the area. Read more