Selected and charted itineraries to follow by car, bicycle with family or friends. In order to help you each of these routes also offers a regional map displaying the circuits & routes. An address book is also available to make to most out of your visit, discovery and produce tasting.
The Route de la Nouvelle-France
Identified with signs illustrating the Coat of Arms of the Nouvelle-France, this 50 kilometer trail invites you to wind along the magnificent and historical avenue Royale (Route 360), passing through the beautiful district of Beauport and the municipalities of Boischatel, L'Ange-Gardien, Château-Richer, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Beaupré and Saint-Joachim. This old route, probably the oldest in Quebec, reveals close to thirty attractions depicting the culture, heritage, history, as well as agrotourism, all adding to the spectacular scenery and atmosphere of this old historical route. The Route de la Nouvelle France pamphlet is available, free of charge, by completing the publications section or by calling us at 1 877 611-6145.Visit
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Named after a prominent athlete of the region, Véloroute Marie-Hélène-Prémont covers 55 kilometres over a substantial portion of Côte-de-Beaupré. This cycling route runs through seven towns and municipalities of the region: Boischatel, L’Ange-Gardien, Château-Richer, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Beaupré, Saint-Joachim and Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges. The bicycle route is on a designated low-speed (50 km/h) road. It opens new vistas and gives the cyclist a new appreciation of the many charms of Avenue Royale, which is also justly referred to as Route de la Nouvelle-France. Combine nature, culture and sport as you enjoy a long ride that is an extension of the bicycle trail that starts at Chute Montmorency. It can end either at the Cap Tourmente wildlife reserve or at Mont-Saint-Anne, the mecca of mountain biking.More details
The Côte-de-Beaupré Circuit
This circuit is well presented in a brochure produced by the Société du patrimoine et d’histoire de la Côte-de-Beaupré. The well-illustrated brochure is available at tourist information counters and it will be a useful guide all during your stay on Côte-de-Beaupré. You’ll particularly enjoy discovering the many facets of the savoir-faire of the pioneers of Nouvelle-France. Along the Route de la Nouvelle-France, there are some 30 vegetable cellars which are characteristic of Côte-de-Beaupré. For information about the circuit, you can order the brochure by calling the toll-free number: 1 877 611-6145.
The Religious Heritage Circuit
Through its religious structures and the people who built them, Côte-de-Beaupré tells a long story that reaches back to the early days of the colony. In the mid-17th century, small wooden chapels were erected all over Côte-de-Beaupré. They would later be replaced by stone churches. Between 1662 and 1668, Mgr. François-De-Laval, the first bishop of Québec, became the Lord of the Seigneurie de Beaupré.
The Gourmet Circuit
This circuit is a real agro-touristic experience! It is brought to you by 4 artisan-producers who welcome you in their shops.
Yours to discover on Côte-de-Beaupré: Ferme Québec-Oies, Ferme Arthur Cauchon, Vignoble Domaine l’Ange-Gardien, Auberge Baker. They will proudly introduce you into their world of fine flavours. Come and discover the genuine aromas and flavours of Côte-de-Beaupré.More details
The ARCHÉO-VISION Circuit
The ARCHÉO-VISION Circuit takes you to a series of eight interpretation panels in Saint-Joachim. Archeology uncovers memories by digging out of the ground traces of bygone ways of life. Walking, cycling or driving over a distance of 10 km, you’ll discover the rich archeological heritage of Saint-Joachim and Cap Tourmente that was unearthed by archeologists over the years. The circuit starts at the central panel, on de l’Église Street, next to the Saint-Joachim town hall (April 15 to November 1).
Balado Discovery Experience Côte-de-Beaupré
Balado Discovery : Experience Côte-de-Beaupré - A Heritage Adventure.
“Oh! What beautiful meadows!” These words, pronounced by sailors admiring the coast, are believed to have given Côte-de-Beaupré its name at the dawn of the 17th century. The region’s breathtaking pastures are the cradle of Quebec agriculture.
From everyday life in New France to the development of religious tourism, and from the lumber industry to winter sports—without forgetting the many figures and legends that have left their mark on the region—Côte-de-Beaupré has a captivating history.More details