Baie-Saint-Paul Travel Guide
Warming up at the cottage
Warming up at the cottage
Shipwreck near the Boisé du Quai
Sylvain by the St. Lawrence River
Would you care for some snow?!
Snowshoeing at the Boisé du Quai
Beautifull nature, lot's of art, lovely people.
Finding a parking spot downtown can be a bit of a hassle
In a nutshell
The best place to relax and enjoy nature beauties
Dining out in Baie-Saint-Paul
Downtown Baie-Saint-Paul is full of great little restaurants so if you don't have much time to explore beyond Quebec City but would still like to get a taste of Charlevoix, it's definitely worth driving to Baie-Saint-Paul to enjoy a good meal. Most of the restaurants feature...
Parc des Grand-Jardins
If your n the area, your are either a landscape lover, a art lover, a skier or...a hiker!!:DSo come on to the "Parc des grands-jardins" and go for a 3 to 5 hour hike and discover what the beautifull scenery you say on the groud looks like 1000meters higher!!The steep...
Galleries and boutiques on rue St-Jean-Baptiste
One thing most visitors enjoy doing while in Baie-Saint-Paul is strolling down rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste and stopping by the numerous local art galleries, crafts and souvenirs shops, candy stores and cafes. There are over 10 galleries on that street alone, each one more unique...
Hôtel La Ferme: To complete your great outdoors experience
This hotel is only a couple years old and it was built mostly with the idea of accommodating people traveling to the Massif de Charlevoix. There is a daily shuttle running between the ski resort and the hotel, and it's also the final stop for the train that runs between...
Auberge La Muse: In the heart of Baie St-Paul
Outstanding Inn, Auberge La Muse is a very charming place to stay. Excellent service, nice bedroom, exquisite breakfast, it's ideal to start the day in this beautiful environment.Treat yourself and don't look at the bill, sometimes you need to invest a little more for nice...
Residence Exotica: Rent a part of the sky
This little house is incredible. Located right in front of the St-Laurent river, each morning you will spend there, you will wake up with this amazing view of the beginning of the sea.It is also only 5 minutes away from the Baie St-Paul village by car or a short walk of 20...
Les Colibris: Hospitality at it's best!
This great big house holds an atmosphere of peace and quiet that really makes every night there special! Also, the details and attention given to decorations here is amazing. The rooms are VERY cozy, there is a beautiull "loft style" third floor with a pool table and the...
Casse Croute aux 4 vents: A great place to go for a good "poutine"!
On Route 138, next to the Visitor Center near the eastern limit of the city of Baie-Saint-Paul, there is a really great snack bar. It is set up in an old bus and it looks kind of dingy but it actually is a really great place to go for fast food. The place is so popular with...
L'orange Bistro: One of our most memorable restaurants!
First of all, the music: Leonard Cohen, Dead Can Dance and all sorts of stuff like that gave a fairly eerie atmosphere to the place, yet we felt really happy and relaxed. Great starters, great wine and a really good meal (thought I don't remeber what it was..even if I...
Coeur de Lion: Beer, butts and baby-foot!
This is pretty much the bar/lounge/terrase of the city. Port, cigars, a fireplace, pools and baby-foot, this place has all it takes for a fun night!
(Note: don't beat the 2 best guys of the place by yourself on the baby-foot table or the "little girls" hanging out there might get annoyingg)
Dress Code: All styles, all ages.
Written Sep 28, 2002
Address: 10 forget, Baie-St-Paul
Great train ride from Quebec City
There have been several attempts over the past few years to establish a train service between Quebec City and the Charlevoix region, and it finally seems like the right formula may have been found. The train departs daily from the Montmorency Falls and takes passengers to Baie-St-Paul, making a stop at le Massif de Charlevoix along the way. Different packages are available, whether you wish to spend a day skiing at the mountain or extend your stay by staying overnight in Baie-St-Paul. The cool thing is that your trip begins the moment you board the train. In the morning, a nice breakfast is served, and in the evening you get a delicious tapas-style dinner, both of which featuring local products. Since the train runs between the mountains and the St. Lawrence River, the views are amazing all along the way.
Written Jan 25, 2013
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- Food and Dining
Art all around!
Baie-Saint-Paul is, and always has been, the home of many artists. Throughout the years, the Group of Seven, as well as many famous Quebec painters, have been seduced by the beautiful landscapes and the quiet atmosphere surrounding the little town. On top of the numerous art galleries, there are many sculptures all around downtown and no matter where you go, you're bound to meet artists out with their easel and paintbrushes, capturing yet another piece of the Charlevoix scenery.
Written Oct 23, 2007
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- Arts and Culture
Don't miss Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois
Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois is the oldest village in the Charlevoix region. The first settlers arrived in 1675 and to some extent, the village hasn't changed all that much over the years. Beautiful historic houses can be seen on the main street, which runs between the St. Lawrence River and the mountains. You can walk up to the village's pier, and make sure you don't forget your camera!
To get to Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois from Quebec City, look for the road sign on your right. It is located about 20 minutes west of Baie-Saint-Paul.
Written Oct 21, 2007
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- Road Trip
Lovely snowshoeing spot in Baie-St-Paul
Granted the conditions were absolutely amazing when we went snowshoeing at the Boisé du Quai, which might explain why we enjoyed it so much, but even under less than perfect conditions I'd still recommend this spot for a nice snowshoeing experience in Baie-St-Paul. Located...
Massif de Charlevoix
Le Massif de Charlevoix is one of Quebec's highest and steepest ski mountains. It is famous for the large quantity of snow it receives every winter and also for its amazing setting right on the St. Lawrence River. There are 52 skiing and snowboarding trails as well as an...