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Lovely country villages of Center of Quebec

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Enjoy Centre du Québec’s lovely country villages and views of the St. Lawrence River. In spring, observe the geese on the banks of Lac Saint Pierre, and in fall, admire the full spectrum of forest colour as you wind your way through the Appalachian foothills. 

When the snow melts, the flood plains of Lac Saint?Pierre become an immense, safe rest area for snow geese—not to mention a massive feeding ground! It’s hard to predict exactly when these great white birds will come in for a landing. Some winters, they linger down south a bit longer—after all, nature doesn’t follow a strict schedule. Generally speaking, however, the first geese make their appearance in late March. The Baie-du-Febvre area is a well-known and ideal observation site in Québec. There is no admission fee or need for heavy-duty boots; the rest areas are just a few hundred metres (a few hundred yards) from Route 132 or Route Janelle. What’s more, the locals understand the importance of preserving this exceptional natural site and developing it sustainably. No wonder the territory has earned UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status. From the banks of the St. Lawrence River to small country roads and even to the Appalachian foothills for the more adventurous, Centre?du?Québec is the ideal location for cycling with its bicycle network of over 1,000 km (620 mi.).

Cycling specialists agree that Centre du Québec stands out for its scenic countryside and, in particular, its wide shoulders, which make it a very safe region for cycling. With fields as far as the eye can see, silos and farm structures that evoke the region’s primary vocation, as well as the gently meandering St. Lawrence River, biking in Centre du  Québec is pure pleasure!

 

 

Attraction

 

Antiques Roadways

www.lesantiquaires.ca

Discover the hub of Quebec’s antique dealers.  The central region has the largest network of antique dealers and reknowned collectors.

 

Lodging

 

Manoir Taylor

540 Route Taylor Saint-Georges, Québec G5Y 5C2

T. (418) 228-7329    www.aubergetaylormanor.ca

On a large, wooded and quiet lot, facing the Cumberland River, this stately manor house (this is the former residence of Thomas John Taylor, owner of a feudal estate) is located 10 km from the city center and Only five minutes from a magnificent 18-hole golf course. Seven sumptuously decorated Victorian rooms, Egyptian cotton sheets and fluffy towels. Shared or private bathrooms. Warm lunch and full dining room service. Ice rink, located near a golf course. The hostel welcomes you throughout the year, weekly, weekend or night. The stay includes a sumptuous breakfast served either in either of the two services each morning. Catering services and events are also available.The Manor House is located on a property of more than 2.5 acres, well wooded, overlooking Harbottle Creek, it is partially adjacent to the Harbottle Garden, an English-style garden of 350 000 m², as well as the Anglican Church of St. Paul (160 years) built on the ground with stones of fields in 1847.