Baie-Saint-Paul Travel Guide

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    Inside the bus's "dining room"
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    Snowshoeing at the Boisé du Quai
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Baie-Saint-Paul Highlights

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    Deus_ultima says…

     Beautifull nature, lot's of art, lovely people. 

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     Finding a parking spot downtown can be a bit of a hassle 

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     The best place to relax and enjoy nature beauties 

Baie-Saint-Paul Things to Do

  • 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 delicious local products and recipes, and no matter where you choose to...

  • 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 climbing and high winds at the top really made us feel like we we're on an...

  • Galleries and boutiques on rue...

    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 and original than the next. You don't have to be an expert in arts to...


Baie-Saint-Paul Restaurants

  • A great place to go for a good...

    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 - so much so that we can't seem to be able to drive past Baie-Saint-Paul without making the obligatory...

  • 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 finished Nickie's plate!);)We just came out of the restaurant thinking that we...

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Baie-Saint-Paul Nightlife

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    by Deus_ultima Written Sep 28, 2002

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    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.

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Baie-Saint-Paul Transportation

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    by Jefie Written Jan 25, 2013

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    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.

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Baie-Saint-Paul Local Customs

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    Artists and sculptures in downtown Baie-Saint-Paul

    by Jefie Written Oct 23, 2007

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    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.

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Baie-Saint-Paul Off The Beaten Path

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    by Jefie Written Oct 21, 2007

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    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.

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Baie-Saint-Paul Sports & Outdoors

  • 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 about 1 km away from Hotel La Ferme on the banks of the St. Lawrence River,...

  • 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 off-trail sector. A cross-country skiing trail also starts at the top of the...

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