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An Orléans Island full of treasures

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At just 15 minutes from Quebec City’s downtown (by bridge), the Île d’Orléans has many activities to offer. About 7 000 people reside on this island which is 34 km long by 9 km wide. L’Île d’Orléans posseses a very rich history. 

The Île d’Orleans holds many tourist attractions, among them the Mauvide-Genest manor and Sainte-Famille Church (both erected in 1734) are a must to visit. The view on Montmorency falls is incredible. Shops, handicraft artists, vineyards and farmers will make you buy and taste the many local food and produce. High quality B&B’s are also located on the island.

 

 

Lodgings & restaurants

 

Le Moulin Saint-Laurent

6436, route Prévost, Saint-Laurent -de-l'Île-d'Orléans, QC G0A 3Z0

T. 418 829-3888     www.mooulinsstlaurent.qc.ca

You will find a series of fully equipped chalets for up to 10 people, in an enchanting location on the St-Lauwrence riverbank (20 minutes  from Old Québec), near an old flour mill dating back to 1720, transformed into Seasonal restaurant. Its chef, Martin Pronovost, will introduce you to the fresh produces of the island.

 

Microbrasserie d’Orléans inc / Pub le mitan

2471, chemin Royal, Sainte-Famille

T. 418 829-0408     www.microorleans.com

An English style pub with a wide choice of beers produced on a small scale in their own brewery. Their covered terrace gives you a beautiful view on the river and the Beaupre’s coast. But the pleasure is also in your dish with their bistro menu. Neighboor to the centuries’ old church the Pub le Mitan is at the heart of the Sainte-Famille village.

 

Resto de la Plage

4879, chemin Royal, Saint-Jean, Qc.

T. 418 829-3315     www.restodelaplage.com

This restaurant is directly located by the river with wide windows to admire the view ! Pizza, salads, fine pastas, grill and sandwiches, this is what the ‘’bistro’’ menu means ! Oh, about that view, the restaurant’s terrace is as long as the establishment and , at low tide, you’ll think you’re on a boat… and this makes it an ideal place to relax completely…

 

Interests

 

Cidrerie Verger Bilodeau

1868, chemin Royal, St-Pierre, Île-d'Orléans Québec G0A 4E0

T.?418 828-9316     www.cidreriebilodeau.qc.ca

Interpretation centre. Guided tour of the cider house. Information on fermentation, bottling, mistelles and ice cider. Awarded the Coupe d'Or (gold cup) for its maple mistelle and the Mention Or (gold mention) for its strawberry cider. Sample ciders and by-products, such as apple butter and whole-grain mustard. Pick-your-own, mini-farm.

 

Maison Drouin

2958, ch. Royal, Sainte-Famille, Québec, G0A 3P0

T. 418 829-0330     www.fondationfrancoislamy.org

This house, built under the French Regime, was one of the first homes of the 18th century. Inhabited until 1984, Maison Drouin (Drouin house) has never been modernized and is the oldest home open to visitors on Île d'Orléans. This building is a prime example of the priceless treasures of Québec's architectural heritage.