Les sentiers de la forêt ancienne du Ruisseau-Hamon
En découvrant ces magnifiques sentiers, vous entrerez dans une vieille cédrière où, en plus du thuya, se côtoient sapins et épinettes rouges n’ayant subi aucune perturbation majeure depuis plus de 300 ans.
Updated on September 18, 2023
L’Action de grâce à L’Islet : tout en couleur !
Thanksgiving is a time to spend time with family, eat a good meal, explore and enjoy the fall colors while hiking! That's how my boyfriend, Victor, and I spent our long weekend in and around the L'Islet area. Portrait of days with flamboyant colors.
Updated on September 18, 2023
Arrêts Gourmands The know-how of our gourmet stops - La Marina resto-bar: generous seafood dishes to enjoy by the water
Thanks to its incredible location, La Marina resto-bar is the perfect place to lounge all afternoon or admire a majestic sunset in the evening. But beyond a breathtaking view of the river, this friendly address in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli offers above a…
Written on August 13, 2021
Curious Nature The long summer weekend of Nanc' in Chaudière-Appalaches!
How I was looking forward to (re)discovering the Chaudière-Appalaches region in the summer!
Written on August 11, 2021
Les jardins de la Seigneurie
Vous avez probablement déjà entendu parler de la Seigneurie des Aulnaies à Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies. On l’évoque souvent pour son magnifique héritage patrimonial. On parle de la meunerie, du manoir, de la boulangerie. Mais aujourd’hui, avec mon regar…
Written on August 2, 2021
Arrêts Gourmands The know-how of our gourmet stops - La Libellule: conviviality, indulgence and simplicity
For more than 35 years, the friendly restaurant La Libellule has been flapping its wings in the heart of the village of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli. Diane Guillemette was first a partner of the establishment before becoming the sole owner in 2008.
Written on July 29, 2021
Active Nature SUP at Trois-Saumons Lake
For the past 6 years, I have been the (very!) proud owner of an inflatable paddle board that I take with me everywhere I go during my summer trips. Whether it's on the azure waters off the Magdalen Islands or on the crystal clear waters of a river n…
Updated on August 24, 2023
Active Nature - Arrêts Gourmands - Foody Nature Have a bite to eat on the Véloroute champêtre
The Véloroute champêtre, which passes through the Appalachian villages, offers you numerous viewpoints on the river and on various attractive circuits. Here, in the L'Islet region, you can discover the best snack bars and gourmet stops. The Route ve…
Written on July 19, 2021
Arrêts Gourmands The know-how of our gourmet stops - La Seigneurie des Aulnaies: The transmission of ancestral know-how for exceptional flours
In the mid-18th century, building a flour mill was part of the Lord’s obligations to his vassals in order to ensure their livelihood. The Seigneurie des Aulnaies therefore saw the erection of a first mill in 1739.
Written on July 16, 2021
Arrêts Gourmands The know-how of our gourmet stops - La Roche à Veillon: a dive into the heart of Quebec's culinary heritage
Born in 1964 from a non-profit association wishing to keep people on the edge of route 132 during the construction of the Jean-Lesage highway, La Roche à Veillon was originally one of the first Quebec boîtes à chansons. The following year, the beaut…
Written on July 13, 2021
Arrêts Gourmands The know-how of our gourmet stops - Les Jardins du Pied à Terre: synergy between nature and community
The story of the pretty farm Les Jardins du Pied à Terre, whose name refers to its anchoring in the earth, began in 2008. It was in L'Islet that Guylaine Tourigny and Jean-Simon Mercier, both graduates in horticulture, have settled down to start the…
Written on July 9, 2021
Arrêts Gourmands The know-how of our gourmet stops - La Coureuse des grèves: a historic restaurant
In a completely renovated ancestral house, this restaurant-café in the picturesque village of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli has been offering gourmet fine cuisine with market flavors for over 40 years.
Written on July 9, 2021
Arrêts Gourmands The know-how of our gourmet stops - Auberge des Glacis: A gourmet local refreshment bar
Between river and mountain, Auberge des Glacis is a real gem of L’Islet. Housed in a former flour mill, the place is not lacking in charm with its country decor and stone walls.
Written on July 8, 2021
Arrêts Gourmands The know-how of our gourmet stops - Vignoble du Faubourg: discovery of flavors with a view of the river
The Faubourg vineyard was born in 1999 from a project by Sébastien Vaillancourt. It is located on the gentle slopes that border the St. Lawrence River, in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli. After planting different hybrid grape varieties, the vineyard celebrated…
Written on July 7, 2021
Arrêts Gourmands The know-how of our gourmet stops - Pizzeria Porto Bellissimo and Les Gâteries de la Mie: delicious pizzas and decadent treats
Two of Chaudière-Appalaches' best-kept secrets can be found in the pretty village of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli: Pizzeria Porto Bellissimo and Les Gâteries de la Mie. At the same address, these two businesses have offered people from the region almost end…
Written on July 2, 2021
Arrêts Gourmands The know-how of our gourmet stops - Microbrasserie Ras L’Bock: beer artists
In May 2015, the dream of Julien Chouinard, David Lebel and Alexandre Caron came true. The three childhood friends, who had been indulging in home brewing for several years, seized the opportunity to move to the top floor of Bistro OK.
Written on June 30, 2021
Arrêts Gourmands The know-how of our gourmet stops - Bisons Chouinard: bison, a red meat to discover
For twenty-five years, bison have roamed the vast pastures of the Bisons Chouinard farm in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli. Although long neglected in the past, this robust and beautiful animal is now more and more present on our tables.
Written on June 19, 2021
Arrêts Gourmands The know-how of our gourmet stops - Le Moule à Sucre: ambassador of Quebec terroir
It was in 2002 that Roberto Di Giulio and Nathalie Niemeyer moved to Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, very close to the water. They set their sights on a large and magnificent old-style barn which then housed a flea market on Avenue de Gaspé. Transformed into …
Updated on March 29, 2023
Arrêts Gourmands The know-how of our gourmet stops - Fruits & légumes RG: visit to the farm and open-air market
Hélène Couillard and her husband, Claude Gamache, have been farming the lands of the Gamache farm in L’Islet for more than 30 years. They represent the third generation to grow fruits and vegetables on this land. Today, their son Alexandre supports …
Written on June 17, 2021
Arrêts Gourmands The know-how of our gourmet stops - Chouinard dairy bar: a tasty heritage
Jean Chouinard is undoubtedly a pioneer. In the 1960s, then a milkman in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli for a long time, he wanted to open a kiosk where people could stop for a glass of milk. He finally proposed something new by purchasing one of the very fir…
Written on June 14, 2021