Tourisme Charlevoix

Petite-Rivière-Saint-François

Petite-Rivière-Saint-François is populated by eels, sympathetic name which, in the popular folklore, refer to the residents of the municipalitie considered as the entrance to Charlevoix to the West. Along the St. Lawrence, Petite-Rivière-Saint-François is one of the beacons of the region, being the cradle of settling in Charlevoix.

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. At the end of a panoramic descent, discover a villlage chiseled into the river’s bank over many kilometers.

  • Cérémonie des lueurs

    Legend has it that on an evening in October 1759, a rockslide from atop the mountain ransacked the village harvests. A mysterious woman was spotted in the nearby forest, at the foot of mount Liguori, transforming all the rock from the rockslide into pumpkins, thus providing food to the whole community. It is said that since then, every year, no one knows why, pumpkins come alive and organize a great party called the Cérémonie des »Lueurs (« Ceremony of lights »).

    From October 27 to 31, the Coopérative de solidarité l’Affluent invites you to the Cérémonie des Lueurs, a delightful sensory path of nearly 700 meters showcasing 500 carved jack-o-lanterns.

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