Discover Lanaudière

Enchanted and relaxed

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LANAUDIÈRE — A stone’s throw away from Montréal, Lanaudière is a region of untouched nature where culture and vast spaces come together. One of Québec’s most beautiful areas, it can be summed up in three words: natural, authentic and inviting.

The region offers an abundance of activities and breathtaking views. A veritable recreational kingdom, Lanaudière is ideal for hiking, hunting and fishing, bicycle touring, snowmobiling and sliding sports. The region has no shortage of local delicacies, such as bison, duck, strawberry liqueur and many other unique regional products. Numerous major sporting and cultural events are held in the region, and history buffs will be enchanted by its heritage sites. Awaken the explorer within as you paddle along one of the region’s many crystal-clear rivers and lakes in a canoe or kayak.

And be sure to take a moment to discover our fine-sand beaches during your expedition! If you’re a thrill-seeker, you’ll love the adrenaline rush that comes with treetop trekking through the forest. Trawl for fish or simply take in the beauty of the natural surroundings at one of the region’s outfitters, many of which are also four-season resorts and outdoor centres you will enjoy. Lanaudière has plenty to offer hiking enthusiasts. Experience untouched nature and trails unveiling panoramic views and spectacular scenery. Lanaudière hosts a multitude of festivals and events for every taste!

The numerous museums, art galleries, craftwork centres, antique shops, summer theatres and major classical music performances combine into an overall expression of a little-known yet flourishing cultural life. In good weather, visit the outdoor sites, and take to the museums and art galleries on rainy days. For your evening entertainment, you’ll enjoy an impressive variety of summer shows, from dinner theatre to outdoor classical concerts.


July 7 – August 5, 2018 

Festival de Lanaudière  
Recognized as one of the most prestigious classical music events in North America, this festival boasts the participation of nationally and internationally renowned soloists. The concerts and recitals are held at Joliette’s Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay, the Salle Rolland-Brunelle, and churches throughout the region.
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Parc Régional des Chutes 
The Monte-à-Peine-et-des-Dalles Regional Park is an exceptional site offering a network of 17 km hiking trails to admire three impressive falls: Monte-à-Peine (very popular on weekends with men gay even if naturism is less tolerated than before the creation of the Regional Park), Desjardins and Dalles. Discover the nature interpretation trail and the forest garden, a diverse nature await you. The Regional Park, which has adopted a place is open to the public every day from early May to mid-October. 


Maison et jardins antoine-lacombe                   
895, rue de la Visitation Saint-Charles-Borromée, 
QC J6E 7Y8   T. 450 755-1113   
Maison et jardins Antoine-Lacombe is a unique place where all nature lovers and culture lovers come together under one roof, all in a charming house with a heritage character. An invitation to discover the inescapable charm of the gardens, combined with the creative appeal of the works of art, in the municipality of Saint-Charles-Borromée, in the heart of the magnificent region of Lanaudière. For the pleasure of your senses, harmonious interweaving, sometimes in the house, sometimes in the gardens, exhibitions of works by artists, intimate and diversified shows and concerts as well as many other varied cultural activities. Visit the gardens and take a break in a pleasant bucolic atmosphere. Soak up floral scents and cajole the foliage as well as blooms in various colors. Browse the gardens of classic English and French styles alongside more daring gardens where you will be seduced by the originality of certain arrangements. A real treasure accessible to all, Maison et jardins Antoine-Lacombe is a natural and cultural ecosystem to discover in the heart of the city!