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6 Picnic Spots in the Îles de la Madeleine

   |   By Annick Beauchemin

The Îles de la Madeleine are an ever-popular destination for lovers of wide-open spaces and local flavours from the land and sea. Not surprisingly, the Islands offer a multitude of ideal settings for memorable picnics. As you explore the region, you’ll have no trouble finding THE perfect spot! Keep reading to discover the best places to purchase picnic fixings and where to enjoy outdoor feasts on this archipelago. Are you ready to hit the road?

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Gourmet Trail Featuring the Local Flavours of the Îles de la Madeleine

   |   By Diane Drapeau

An enchanting archipelago in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Îles de la Madeleine captivate all who set foot in this region. These islands buffeted by the wind offer many opportunities to connect deeply with nature in a place where time seems to stretch forever between each magnificent sunrise and sunset. Exploring this unique region also means immersing yourself in culinary adventures that feature local delicacies from the land and sea.

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Regional Flavours: Cheese

   |   By Anne-Josée Pineau

Pretty much everyone loves cheese, right? Not surprisingly, this versatile food is found in all kinds of dishes, from the most refined to the most comforting, including the authentic Québécois dish known as poutine! Cheese is also a great snack to eat in the car on a road trip as well as a favourite at picnics. Are you hitting the road in Eastern Québec? Be sure to visit our artisan cheesemakers, who are constantly coming up with creative ways to showcase local ingredients in their products. Here are six you’ll want to add to your itinerary!

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Discover the Îles de la Madeleine in the Fall!

   |   By Nathalie Katinakis

Milder temperatures and insular tranquility make for a pleasant fall in the Îles de la Madeleine. A trip to the Islands at this time of year means you can enjoy local attractions without the summer bustle. It’s a perfect time to meet the locals and explore the archipelago at your own pace.

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Economuseums Worth Visiting!

   |   By Marie-Eve Lagacé

Are you interested in learning about the traditional methods used to make certain objects or food products? Be sure to visit our economuseums during your next vacation in our regions! Here are 8 you’ll want to add to your itinerary.

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