Don’t miss this cultural route in the heart of Québec, between Montréal and the city of Québec.

The Centre-du-Québec region is delightfully positioned in the heart of it all, bordered by the St. Lawrence River to the north and the Appalachians to the south. For a change from the Navigator’s Route and cranberry fields, we suggest a foray into the area’s arts and traditions.

84,5 km

This escape is great by car, but with only two cities and their surrounding areas on the itinerary, it can also be done by bicycle or even motorcycle.



Day 1

Drummondville: art and tradition

Village québécois d’antan

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Explore a village of authentic homes and businesses evoking daily life in the 19th and early 20th centuries, animated by figures in period costume demonstrating traditional trades. Even the music dates back to this bygone era.

Rose Drummond, tour and meal

Enjoy a midday visit and top off your greenhouse tour with lunch at the Rose café, featuring vegetables picked on site. Buy local products at the gourmet food shop.

Circuit des arts de la MRC de Drummond

The regional county municipality (RCM) that encompasses Drummondville and neighbouring towns showcases artists’ workshops, museums and art galleries in a visual arts tour. It’s a great way to explore the region!

Day 2

Art, culture and nature in Nicolet

Cathedral and Boisé-du-Séminaire

Admire the impressive stained-glass windows of the Nicolet cathedral, behind which you can enjoy a picnic or stroll in the Boisé-du-Séminaire, Québec’s first private nature reserve in an urban environment.

Maison et atelier Rodolphe-Duguay

This ancestral home belonged to painter-engraver Rodolphe Duguay and his wife, a writer. It is now a lively venue featuring exhibits and cultural activities, and is listed in the Répertoire du patrimoine culturel du Québec.