Tourisme Charlevoix

Municipalité de Petite-Rivière-Saint-François


As you progress downhill, with a panoramic backdrop, appears a village bordering the St-Lawrence River for several kilometers. Petite-Rivière-St-François is where settlers first touched ground in Charlevoix, and has long been home to infrastructures used to build and store schooners, a time that can be discovered while walking the riverside trail. Depending on the season, you may take a look at the artworks displayed at the Maillard chapel, enjoy the breathtaking view at the pier, or have a peaceful picnic at Riverains park. During the winter season, sliding sport lovers will find their thrill at the Massif de Charlevoix. A few miles from the village, on route 138, is the starting point of the Sentier des Caps de Charlevoix and the Gabrielle-Roy trails.


  • In 1958, Gabrielle Roy moved to Grande-Pointe in front of the river, and spent all her summers there, in her modest cabin, which remained her refuge until her death in 1983. She wrote several novels in this place of meditation. In the company of her friend, Berthe Simard, she walked along the railway line and collected the inspiring material to write "Cet été qui chantait", a novel dedicated to Petite-Rivière-Saint-François. On March 8, 2021, the Government of Quebec designated Gabrielle Roy: "Historical Person".


  • The Eel Festivities are back! A tradition that has been going on in Petite-Rivière since 1974. This time of year usually coincided with eel fishing. The event is a way for the inhabitants of the village as well as the most curious to discover or remember this fishing which was very important for our community.

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1067, rue Principale
Petite-Rivière-Saint-François (QC)  G0A 2L0

  418 760-1050

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