Tourisme Charlevoix

Baie-Saint-Paul, Petite-Rivière-Saint-François

See offers

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.

Petite-Rivière-Saint-François was the first settlement of the region (1675). Located at the foot of the ski centre, Le Massif de Charlevoix, Petite-Rivière-Saint-François is a narrow strip of land running along the river for more than 6 kilometres. To the East, Baie-Saint-Paul – a true inspiratiion site to many artists and artesans – unfurls its beauty in a valley where the Rivière-du-Gouffre runs toward the Saint-Lawrence. Art galleries abund while festivals and cultural events multiply.

  • Espace Baie-Saint-Paul - Expo - Experience

    The first permanent exhibition on history, heritage and cultural dynamism.

    An inspirational area of discovery, Espace Baie-Saint-Paul invites you to a visit of the « artists’ haven » and the surrounding villages. The technological concept allows the visitor to select the themes or attractions he or she wishes to explore in the interactive room or in the field, traveling the city with the help of five circuits available on the App one may download free of charge from Apple store or Goggle play. An incomparable tool for anyone wishing to know all about Baie-Saint-Paul.

    See + About Espace Baie-Saint-Paul - Expo - Experience

    Photo : François Rivard

  • Baie-Saint-Paul

    Baie-Saint-Paul is a cultural capital, beautiful and crazy natural. Energy is always on overdrive here, between mountains and sea. This is where poets, painters and buskers have forever found larger-than-life inspiration. A meteor impact zone dating back some 350 million years could well be the reason for all this excitement. Now it’s your turn to be inspired.

    See + About Baie-Saint-Paul

    Photo : Louis Laliberté

  • Winter in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François

    You don’t need to search extensively to find something to do in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François in the winter. The highest vertical drop in the East, Le Massif de Charlevoix, the ski station offering the best skiing in Québec, is here. Our cross-country ski trails are known as some of the nicest and best-groomed. The snowshoe trails are diversified, offering hard to describe perspectives that are yours to discover. Yes there is snow, so much snow that visitors in the region often remark that in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François we don’t ski on concrete!

    See + About Winter in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François

    Photo : Massif de Charlevoix

  • Lodging in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François

    Petite-Rivière-Saint-François is the place in Charlevoix offering the widest and most complete range of lodgings, for a weekend or a week, as a couple, a family or between friends. With more than 240 tourist homes, inns and bed and breakfasts, you will certainly find the comfort that meets your expectations. The breeze from the St. Lawrence passes through the village, its history and scenery, take a deep breath and enjoy the moment!

    See + About Lodging in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François

    Photo : Sentier des Caps de Charlevoix

Where to sleep

  • {{attraction.title}}

    {{attraction.city}}

    {{distanceRound(attraction.distance)}} km

    • {{ restorationCostRating( attraction.principal_activities ) }}
    • {{ item.Label }}
    See + About {{attraction.title}}

No results

What to do

  • {{attraction.title}}

    {{attraction.city}}

    {{distanceRound(attraction.distance)}} km

    • {{ restorationCostRating( attraction.principal_activities ) }}
    • {{ item.Label }}
    See + About {{attraction.title}}

No results

Where to eat

  • {{attraction.title}}

    {{attraction.city}}

    {{distanceRound(attraction.distance)}} km

    • {{ restorationCostRating( attraction.principal_activities ) }}
    • {{ item.Label }}
    See + About {{attraction.title}}

No results

Take advantage of exceptional offers in Baie-Saint-Paul, Petite-Rivière-Saint-François

Discover this cultural gem and select a nearby lodging to complete your stay.

See offers
Reserve online