Tourisme Charlevoix

Isle-aux-Coudres

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.

Its name recalls the impressive number of « coudriers » – commonly referred to as hazel trees – Isle-aux-Coudres has only been connected to the mainland since 1930. To visit this island, you need to take a ferry ride and enjoy the St. Lawrence river air. Its water and wind mills still produce wheat and buckwheat flours. Visiting its traditional cider factory, its economuseums and touring  it on a bike to see its many stations of the Cross are reason enough to come. Sleep on the island in one of the many Bed and Breakfasts or inns lulled by the birdsongs and the foghorns.

Photo : André-Olivier Lyra

L'Isle-aux-Coudres - Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive Ferry

Discover the picturesque scenery of L’Isle-aux-Coudres, renowned for its island charm and the legendary hospitality of the locals. The ferry service to this island paradise for cyclists and kitesurfers is free of charge. Be sure to taste some of the island’s signature delicacies, such as its famous ciders, and stay until sundown to enjoy one of the free open-air shows!

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