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.