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The Beauce Route

La Beauce
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Colorful encounters in the heart of the Beauce Valley

You like driving on country roads and let yourself live the present
moment? You are naturally curious and enjoy meeting colorful people?
You like to party and do activities that are off the beaten path?

This itinerary is perfect for escaping just steps from the city and awaken the beauceron in you!

AH THE BEAUCE!

The Beauce, which is bathed by the Chaudière river, is known for its beautiful landscapes. And even in the heart of cities, we have managed to preserve and enhance natural areas that embellish the urban landscape.

SYLVIE RUEL, Journalist

Day 1

Just a few steps from Quebec City, start your journey by taking the first exit on the right indicating the Parc des chutes de la Chaudière  where the falls of 35 meters high offer a striking sight.

Then, start your adventure in the heart of the Beauce culture by taking exit 124 on Highway 73. Continue your route with the Chaudière river as the only compass and as scenery the beautiful Beauceron valleys.

Head to Ste-Marie to tour the attractions. You will meet real enthusiasts who have shaped the Beauce culture. Let yourself be told the stories behind the famous Vachon cakes at the Maison J.A Vachon  and/or those of the first pioneers of air at Musée de l'Aviation . Discover the Galerie d'art de Sainte-Marie  and the Maison Pierre-Lacroix , the oldest stone house in Beauce. Come meet a passionate gold blacksmith  who will make you discover a unique Économusée® .

To end your day in a festive way, head to the Broche à Foin  in Scott (reservation required). Start at 16h with an aperitif on the charming terrace. At 18h, a 3-course dinner will be served so that from 20h you will be accompanied by two pianists who have arrived from San Diego and their grand piano. A party more than festive awaits you!

For a relaxed family atmosphere, La Cache à Maxime welcomes you in a charming vineyard, to spend the night at the hotel  or in a chalet !

 

THE BEAUCE ROUTE, IT'S ALSO FOR GOURMETS: 

Go meet passionate producers from here, you will make beautiful gourmet discoveries  !

Hello Panducci- Parc des Chutes de la Chaudière
Église de Sainte-Marie
Musée de l'aviation - Ste-Marie - Beauce
Sainte-Marie - Église - Casse-Croûte - Centre-ville - Beauce
Crème Glacée / Bleuetière Marland
Ste-Marie - Promenade - Beauce - Culture
cache à Maxime - homme sur le lit
La Broche à Foin
Hello Panducci- Parc des Chutes de la Chaudière
Église de Sainte-Marie
Musée de l'aviation - Ste-Marie - Beauce
Sainte-Marie - Église - Casse-Croûte - Centre-ville - Beauce
Crème Glacée / Bleuetière Marland
Ste-Marie - Promenade - Beauce - Culture
cache à Maxime - homme sur le lit
La Broche à Foin

Day 2

Start with a good breakfast at Restaurant Le Greg  at la Cache à Maxime and have a moment of relaxation at Noah Spa .

Then go stretch your legs discovering the nature side of Sainte-Marie and take a walk in the superb Parc Nature du Domaine Taschereau , the most flood ecological park in Quebec. This site reveals its wet ecosystems and offers 360-degree views of the Chaudière River.

Continue your journey to Valley-Jonction to discover a treasure of our heritage: Le musée ferroviaire de Beauce . Come and meet Mr. François Cliche, he will make you discover the history of the Quebec Cenral Railway in all its facets.

Continue your way up to St-Joseph-de-Beauce  at the musée Marius-Barbeau . Discover the only place to know all about the beaucerons while living a colorful and guided experience. Do you like architecture? Take the opportunity to go for a walk in the city center! It is the largest institutional group classified in Quebec by its size and the large number of functions that are concentrated there.

Peckish? Go for a walk on the terrace of Resto-Bar Le Journel . Then, go and have fun by going to see a play at Théâtre de l'Hôtel de Ville  a charming theater with 285 seats.

Head full of discoveries, spend the night in one of the comfortable establishments  of the sector.

 

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE PRESERVED THEIR CHILD'S HEART : 

Enter Flight 315 and come face-to-face with the dinosaurs at Woodoliparc . Meet Shanghai, one of the stars of the Miller Zoo ... Discover the whole entertaining facet of Beauce!

Noah Spa - Scott
Domaine du Parc Taschereau - Drone
Musée Ferroviaire - Vallée-Jonction - Beauce - Couple
Musée Marius Barbeau
Patrimoine bâtit exceptionnel - Beauce - Cœur de village
Noah Spa - Scott
Domaine du Parc Taschereau - Drone
Musée Ferroviaire - Vallée-Jonction - Beauce - Couple
Musée Marius Barbeau
Patrimoine bâtit exceptionnel - Beauce - Cœur de village

Day 3

The next day, take your car and make a stop in Beauceville  at the parc des rapides du diable  or that of l’Ile ronde for a picnic in nature near the Chaudière river. Do not miss the Pont couvert Perreault de Notre-Dame-des-Pins , the longest of its kind in Quebec and the second in Canada, with its 154.5 meters.

Take the Beauce tourist route until Saint-Georges-de-Beauce : a lively city in the heart of nature!

Want to make or make you an original gift? Stop at the 4-storey shop Le Vieux Grenier , you will find a real Alibaba cave ...

Le Rock Café, Le Pub  or the Point-Virgule Resto et Bistro are places to consider for your 3 o'clock break. Under the spell of the welcome offered in these places, you will no choices but offer yourself a delicious meal to prolong your pleasure!

In the evening, enjoy the atmosphere of downtown Saint-Georges and go discover the Domaine de la Seigneurie . Let yourself be guided in a striking way by about sixty sculptures created by international artists  and the sweet scent of lilacs.

Treat yourself with a peaceful night  in the heart of this city !

 

FOR THE AMATEURS OF PHOTOS AND CURIOSITIES:

From Saint-Georges, continue on your way to Saint-Gédéon, you will have a new perspective on the Chaudière river. You will see one of our curiosities : the papal podium. This is where Pope John Paul II celebrated his first Mass on Canadian soil during his visit in September 1984.

Continue your trip to Lac-Mégantic.

Beauce _ Rivière Chaudière _ Couple _ Promenade bord de l'eau _ Automne
Domaine de la Seigneurie - Sculpture - Saint-Georges-de-Beauce
Véloroute - Rivière Chaudière - Couple - Beauce
Accueil Chaleureux _ Beauce
Kayak - Rivière Chaudière
Sculptures _ Beauce Art _ Saint-Georges _ Tour de Beauce
Pont Couvert - Notre-Dame-Des-Pins - Couple - Beauce
Ambiance Saint-Georges - Bonne Bouffe - Entre amis - Crédit photo Caroline Fournier
Beauce _ Rivière Chaudière _ Couple _ Promenade bord de l'eau _ Automne
Domaine de la Seigneurie - Sculpture - Saint-Georges-de-Beauce
Véloroute - Rivière Chaudière - Couple - Beauce
Accueil Chaleureux _ Beauce
Kayak - Rivière Chaudière
Sculptures _ Beauce Art _ Saint-Georges _ Tour de Beauce
Pont Couvert - Notre-Dame-Des-Pins - Couple - Beauce
Ambiance Saint-Georges - Bonne Bouffe - Entre amis - Crédit photo Caroline Fournier