For 17 years, I have had the pleasure of teaching sciences in Charlevoix. I don’t know if it was written in the sky but I manage Observatories that vouch for my personal attachment to Charlevoix and its immense playground from the Earth into the sky.
Petite-Rivière-Saint-François is to eels what Baie-Saint-Paul is to wolves, sympathetic names which, in the popular folklore, refer to the residents of both municipalities considered as the entrances to Charlevoix to the West. Along the Saint-Lawrence, Petite-Rivière-Saint-François and Baie-Saint-Paul are the beacons of the region, the first being the cradle of settling in Charlevoix and the second ranking among Canada’s cultural capitals.Discover Baie-Saint-Paul, Petite-Rivière-Saint-François
Charlevoix’s back-country weaves its way on a fertile territory where gourmet delights can be combined with adventure fun. Upon kilometres, we stop to load on goodies along the Flavour Road, we climb our two national parks looking forward to spectacular photos. We enter forests to the greatest pleasure of fishing and snowmobiling enthusiasts. Here all pleasures are allowed including the one of doing nothing.Discover Arrière-pays
Saint-Irénée, Les Éboulements
Between Baie-Saint-Paul and La Malbaie, Les Éboulements and Saint-Irénée are among Charlevoix’s iconic villages. While one overlooks the heights, the other eases its way along the Saint-Lawrence River. From top to bottom, the picturesque charm is omnipresent between the period homes and the post-card scenery. Here a steeple aims for the sky. There, a farm where alpacas are having a great time and everywhere, the beauty of the world!Discover Saint-Irénée, Les Éboulements
The Marsouins’ hospitality – popular name given to Isle-aux-Coudres inhabitants - makes the reputation of this 23-km island in the heart of the Saint-Lawrence River in front of Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive. Kite surfers enjoy its winds and families bike around it while admiring the scenery. Inspired by their ancestors, ship captains or schooner builders, the Marsouins today have the wind in their sails.Discover Isle-aux-Coudres
With more than 2 centuries of history, La Malbaie is considered the cradle of resort vacationing in Canada. It is here that the first white sailed ships with many rich Americans on board arrived looking for beauty and a change of scenery that the region has become famous for. It is also here that an emblematic manor - whose 5 stars shine well beyong the borders – has made a cliff known.Discover La Malbaie
It’s whale and beluga country! Located to the Eastern end of Charlevoix, at the Saguenay Fjord’s mouth, both villages welcome every year thousands of cruise passengers looking to explore the Big Blue and salute its inhabitants with the utmost respect.Discover Saint-Siméon, Baie-Sainte-Catherine