Cheminduroy SgqadjjzftThe Chemin du Roy is a signalized scenic route that begins in Old Québec, presenting New France's history and rich heritage by passing through three main Québec tourism regions: Québec, Mauricie and Lanaudière.

In the Québec region, the Chemin du Roy is mainly associated with the Portneuf area, where you will pass through some of the most beautiful villages of Québec: Neuville, Cap-Santé, Deschambault and Grondines. You will discover breathtaking waterside landscapes. The Chemin du Roy is the ground's equivalent to the St. Lawrence River. The history of Québec is told all along the route through fascinating landscapes and heritage!

To learn more about this historic route (clearly marked with blue signs), discover some of the attractions listed below.

Official Chemin du Roy website

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    Place de l'Hôtel-de-Ville

    The public square across from city hall is called Place de l'Hôtel-de-ville and is bordered by three streets: rue De Buade, côte de la Fabrique and rue ...

    Chemin du Roy | Credit:  Diane Jacques
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    Villa Bagatelle

    Villa Bagatelle was built in the picturesque English architectural style of the 19th century. Many exhibitions on topics including art and history are ...

    Villa Bagatelle
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    Maison Hamel-Bruneau

    This charming house on a delightful site has been transformed into an exhibition hall. Its scientific and artistic program encourages dialogue and the ...

    Maison Hamel-Bruneau
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    Maison des Jésuites de Sillery

    Located at the site of the first Jesuit mission, which was founded in a bid to convert the nomadic Aboriginal people and encourage them to establish permanent ...

    Maison des Jésuites de Sillery
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    Aquarium du Québec

    Our collection includes nearly 10 000 specimens representing 300 species of mammals, indigenous and exotic fish, invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles. ...

    Aquarium du Québec
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    Parc Nautique de Cap-Rouge

    This park is dedicated to recreational boating. Explore the St. Lawrence and Cap-Rouge rivers aboard a canoe, kayak, sailboat or deckboat. Boat rental ...

    Parc Nautique de Cap-Rouge
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    Vignoble Domaine des 3 Moulins

    Red, white and rosé wines.

    Vignoble Domaine des 3 Moulins
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    Moulin de La Chevrotière

    Built in 1802, this mill, located on the western edge of Deschambault, was named a historic monument. It stands on rue Chavigny, a street formerly part ...

    Moulin de La Chevrotière
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    Centre d'interprétation du Chemin du Roy

    Located on a promontory overlooking the St. Lawrence River, this interpretation centre has a permanent exhibition on the history of the first highway ...

    Centre d'interprétation du Chemin du Roy
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    Aliksir Herbalism Economuseum®: Essential Oils

    Aliksir has been producing and importing organic essential oils since 1988. Explore our boutique in Grondine, the traditional distillery, the workshop ...

    Aliksir Herbalism Economuseum®: Essential Oils
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    Moulin à vent de Grondines

    Built in 1674, the Grondines windmill is the oldest of the 18 windmills in Québec. A permanent exhibition tells of the windmill's dual role, first as ...

    Moulin à vent de Grondines
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