This route along Rivière Chaudière takes you off the beaten path into nature, history and the great outdoors.

Folk in the Beauce region are known to be friendly and passionate. As this route criss-crosses the stunning river valley, you will discover three parks, three museums, a covered bridge, and those delicious little cakes made by the Vachon family. Are you familiar with their friend Jos Louis?

117 km

Whether by car, motorcycle or bike, discover the Beauce Route, where lush green landscapes and agritourism farms abound. It’s also a veritable paradise for all things maple!

Days
6
Destination
1
Activities
12

Regions

Chaudière-Appalaches
Day 1

Sainte-Marie

Domaine Taschereau nature park

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The vestiges of a former seigniorial estate, Domaine Taschereau is set on a flood plain. The site features an elevated walkway and interpretation panels explaining the turbulent nature of Rivière Chaudière. Enjoy a stunning morning walk.

Maison J.-A. Vachon

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Enjoy an afternoon visit to the birthplace of the “Jos Louis,” one of Québecers’ favourite cakes produced by the Vachon family business. Learn all about the history and production of Vachon cakes.

Day 2

Sainte-Marie and Vallée-Jonction

Musée de l’aviation

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Take off for the Musée de l’aviation and discover how Québec and many Beauce inhabitants played a key role in civil aviation, transatlantic connections, airmail and bush flying. Our creativity has wings!

Musée ferroviaire de Beauce

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Continue on to the Musée ferroviaire de Beauce set in a century-old train station. It features miniature trains, a railway bridge, a galley, cabooses fit for a Western movie and the reconstruction of a period waiting room.

Day 3

Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce

Musée Marius-Barbeau

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Musée Marius-Barbeau showcases the Beauce’s legendary history, as well as local and international artistic talent. Be sure to visit the church to learn about the region’s religious heritage.

Day 4

Beauceville

Parc des Rapides-du-Diable

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What’s the story behind the name Rapides-du-Diable you ask? Find out by hiking the 1-km trail , which features 7 interpretation panels. This site is the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic and breathtaking views of the river.

Day 5

Notre-Dame-des-Pins and Saint-Georges

Perrault covered bridge

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Opened in 1929, the Perrault covered bridge is the longest in Québec and the second longest in Canada. It’s a must-see! Learn all about its history through a guided tour and interpretation panels.

Domaine de la Seigneurie

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Come spring, it smells fabulous at Domaine de la Seigneurie, home to North America’s largest collection of lilac plants. Make the most of your visit and enjoy the site’s bike paths, hiking trails, water games and exercise circuits.

Day 6

Saint-Georges and Saint-Gédéon-de-Beauce

Parc des Sept-Chutes

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Start off your day 25 m above the ground—wow! The suspension bridge at Parc des Sept-Chutes boasts a breathtaking view of Rivière Pozer and gigantic, 200-year-old pine trees. Explore 8 km of hiking trails!

Centre multi-art and papal podium

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This route ends off with a visit to the Centre multi-art, home to shows, exhibitions and a papal podium. For real! Pope Jean-Paul II used it during his visit in 1984. The podium was manufactured in Saint-Gédéon and was repatriated.

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Festivals and events

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