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Îles de la madeleine Road Trip

4 Road Trips to Explore Québec by the Sea

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

Savour fresh seafood in Gaspésie, feel the sea breeze on your skin in the Îles de la Madeleine, listen to the blows of the whales in Côte-Nord and admire the sunsets of Bas-Saint-Laurent... A road trip in our regions will awaken all your senses!

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The St. Lawrence in Cruise Mode

   |   By David Lang, Valérie Fortier

Do you have sea legs and would like to discover the maritime regions of Québec from a unique perspective? Two ships offer you the opportunity to navigate the St. Lawrence during your next vacation: the CTMA Vacancier, which links Montréal to the Îles de la Madeleine, and the Bella Desgagnés, which will take you to the Minganie and Lower North Shore regions. We asked two of our colleagues to tell us about their experiences aboard these ships.

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The Îles de la Madeleine in a Nutshell

   |   By Le Québec maritime, Marie-Julie Gagnon

The Îles de la Madeleine are an exotic destination right in the province of Québec: a complete change of pace and scenery less than four hours’ away by plane (depending on your departure point and whether you fly there directly). The Islands are a great place to unwind: you will immediately adjust to the Islanders’ slower rhythm of life. Here’s some information about this destination, for anyone who wants to visit.

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A Field with a View

   |   By Le Québec maritime, Marie-Julie Gagnon

I liked Pied-de-Vent long before I visited the Îles de la Madeleine for the first time in 2012—in fact, it’s one of my favourite Québécois cheeses. At that time, I was on a whirlwind trip and the boutique had been jam-packed with people. Three years later, the boutique was still busy, but this time, I made it into the inner sanctum, where the cheese is made and packaged.

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