The best carrot cakes in Montreal Today we’re talking about one of our favourite desserts: carrot cake. If, like us, you have a sweet tooth, you’re likely to succumb to the gourmet addresses on this list. Carrot cake is originally a European specialty, which we have all (or almost all) adopted with enthusiasm today. According to […]View the list
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Quebec is full of beautiful places to visit in summer. This year being a bit special, we can consider ourselves lucky to live in such a large province, which allows us to get away and discover the charms of the countryside and wide open spaces; perfect places abound to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Located only 5 km from Quebec City, Île d’Orléans is absolutely worth a visit. Accessible by a single bridge, you will quickly find yourself in a haven of peace. You will almost want to move there! The island is divided into six municipalities, each one different from the other, but all with a lot of charm.
We invite you to take a tour of the island and discover all the little jewels it has to offer. Start with Sainte-Pétronille, also called “Bout de l’Île”, which offers some of the most beautiful views in the region. Indeed, you will have an incredible view of the Montmorency Falls, the Beauport Bay and the Cap Diamant.
Pass by Saint-Jean-de-l’Île-d’Orléans, where you will find, in the center of the village, the Manoir Mauvide-Genest, built in 1734, as well as other houses of the XIXth century. In Sainte-Famille, you will have a breathtaking view of the Côte-de-Beaupré and Mont-Sainte-Anne. Saint-Pierre, the municipality closest to the bridge, offers many small shops where you can find plenty of souvenirs to take home.
Between the nature, country, and villages, Île d’Orléans offers a multitude of places to visit, but don’t forget to take a gastronomic break from time to time. This list will guide you to the best addresses on the island. You’ll love it!
For more addresses throughout Quebec, be sure to consult our list of restaurants in Bay-Saint-Paul and the best addresses in Charlevoix.
Enjoy your visit!
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- This might be the most famous product of the island. Tigidou Jam can be found in many stores throughout the region. In addition to being able to visit the jam factory (by appointment), you can stop by for a coffee tasting and refill your jams!
- On the estate of Cassis Monna & Filles, you will find the restaurant La Monnaguette. A gourmet corner with a terrace, from which you can admire the bridge of the island. It is also possible to visit the wine cellar and taste the house’s spirits. And that’s not all: they also have a creamery offering 18 flavours of ice cream and sorbets – our favourite being the cassis and vanilla twist!