WELCOME TO CHAUDIÈRE-APPALACHES !
Welcome to Chaudière-Appalaches! The diversity of the region will surprise you. You will be able to discover several faces, mountains and their river landscapes, passing through lush forests. Chaudière-Appalaches is bountiful of beautiful villages. Lotbinière, Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly, L’Islet, Saint-Vallier and Saint-Michel are all members of the Most Beautiful Villages of Québec Association.
Delicately positioned on the edge of the St. Lawrence River, about 30 kilometres from Québec bridges, and turning to the Northwest, Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse is a farming and resort village which enjoys one of the most beautiful views of the region. Every now and then, we can admire a succession of harmonious scenery: first the wide channel of the River with its perpetual back and forth, and then the side of Île d’Orléans, and then farther, well set behind the North arm of the River, the massive Laurentians on which falls asleep each night a sun which the ochres vary according to time, mood and season.
Founded in 1678 and originally named Saint-Michel-de-la-Durantaye in honor of the Lord of La Durantaye, the former heart of the village offers a group of beautiful and uniform wooden houses painted in white, coloured roofs, ornate galleries, wisely aligned dormers with a nice variety of decorative elements, particularly neo-classical entrance porches and railings. A pretty institutional group, including the rectory built in 1739 (one of the oldest in America), adorns the center of the village. You will also discover the procession, decorated with an altar from the 18th century chapel, as well as the small Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes Sanctuary (1879) on a promontory in a small shaded park along the River. Side streets lead to the small harbour from where you can follow the comings and goings of yachts at the discretion of the tides, and offshore larger vessels. From there, you can stroll on the shore while admiring the magnificent panorama to the sound of the waves. (ref. : Wikipedia)
WHAT TO DO ?
Municipalité de Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse
Le Domaine de la Pointe de Saint-Vallier
La Ferme à Mathurin
Moulin de Beaumont
La Marina de Saint-Michel
Club de golf de Saint-Michel
Vignoble Domaine Bel-Chas
Parc des chutes d’Armagh
La piste cyclable de Bellechasse
Le parc régional du Massif du Sud
Les Croisières Lachance
Fromagerie fermière Cassis et Mélisse et visite de la chèvrerie
La fromagerie du Terroir de Bellechasse
Coopérative La Mauve