The Route de la Nouvelle-France
The Route de la Nouvelle-France is one of the oldest thoroughfares in North America. This 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
Download route map in PDF format
Download the description of the tour in PDF
Place de l'Hôtel de Ville (City Hall Park)
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 ...
A historical site and beautiful urban garden are now located on what was one of the first homesteads in New France. This former estate is the property ...
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, ...