Routenouvellefrance YetpzkoksdThis signalized scenic route connecting Old Québec and Côte-de-Beaupré was mapped out by Monseigneur de Laval and formerly used by the inhabitants of Côte-de-Beaupré to transport food supplies to downtown Québec. The crossing of downtown Québec, Saint-Roch (the first real working class area in Québec), and finally the Limoilou district illustrates the evolution of the urban network since the beginning of New France. The heritage houses illustrate the architecture of France and England as well as the imaginative Québécois approach. An old barn, a roadside cross, a chapel, and a half-buried produce cellar dot this road and remind us of the farming past and rural character of Côte-de-Beaupré. Discover four centuries of busy life!

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

Official Route de la Nouvelle-France 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 ...

    The Route de la Nouvelle-France  | Credit:  Diane Jacques
  • 2

    Québec Public Market

    Open year-round, the Old Port Market always has a large variety of seasonal foodstuffs or produce for sale, whose quality and freshness are second to ...

    Québec Public Market
  • 3

    Société du Domaine Maizerets

    Located on one of New France's first land concessions, Domaine de Maizerets is both a historic site and vast garden. The site belongs to the Commission ...

    Société du Domaine Maizerets
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    Maison Girardin

    Located in the heart of Old Beauport, maison Girardin recounts the lives of the inhabitants of the Bourg du Fargy district in the 18th and 19th centuries, ...

    Maison Girardin
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    Manoir Montmorency

    Located 10 km away from Québec city, the Manoir Montmorency is the place of choice for your meetings and receptions. Spectacular setting with meeting ...

    Manoir Montmorency
  • 6

    Vignoble Domaine L'Ange-Gardien

    Domaine l'Ange-Gardien captures the essence of the Beaupré Coast. Sample and purchase wine, ice cider and berry liqueurs at the onsite shop. Many fine ...

    Vignoble Domaine L'Ange-Gardien
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    Centre d'Interprétation de la Côte-de-Beaupré

    Located at the historical and archeological site of the three Château-Richer convents, this interpretation centre, which opened in 1984, hosts a permanent ...

    Centre d'Interprétation de la Côte-de-Beaupré
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    Atelier Paré - Economuseum of Woodcarving

    The joie de vivre of famous Québec legends is brought to life in wooden and fiberglass sculptures. Our artists seek to give voice to each block of wood ...

    Atelier Paré - Economuseum of Woodcarving
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    Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

    The Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, located only 20 minutes from Québec City, welcomes almost a million visitors annually. For over 350 years, people ...

    Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré
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    Centre d'initiation au patrimoine - La Grande Ferme

    Located in a unique ancestral setting in Québec, La Grande Ferme offers different programs for adults groups, social clubs and schools. Once patronized ...

    Centre d'initiation au patrimoine - La Grande Ferme
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    Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area

    At Cap Tourmente, you can admire the gorgeous landscape comprising the St. Lawrence River, large coastal marshes, lowlands and mountains. A major Canadian ...

    Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area
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