Routenouvellefrance YetpzkoksdThis official tourist 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 heritage houses illustrate the architecture of France and England as well as the imaginative Québécois approach. 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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    L'îlot des Palais

    L'îlot des Palais, an exceptional historical and archaeological site, presents in its 18th century cellars the exhibition “Revelations”. Experience...

    L'îlot des Palais
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    Domaine Maizerets

    Located on one of the first tracts of land granted in New France, this historical site with its vast gardens, is managed by the Société du domaine...

    Domaine Maizerets
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    Maison Girardin

    Nestled in the heritage site of Beauport, this former family home dating back to the early 1800s features many elements of classic French...

    Maison Girardin
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    Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

    Beautiful Montmorency Falls Park is just a few minutes from downtown Québec City. The via ferrata routes are an exciting way to explore the Boischatel...

    Parc de la Chute-Montmorency
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    Aux Trois Couvents

    This interpretation centre is located at the historical and archeological site of the Château-Richer convents. Come tour permanent exhibitions about...

    Aux Trois Couvents
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    Atelier Paré - ÉCONOMUSÉE® of Woodcarving

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

    Atelier Paré - ÉCONOMUSÉE® of Woodcarving
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    Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine

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

    Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine
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    La Grande Ferme (initiation to heritage centre)

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

    La Grande Ferme (initiation to heritage centre)
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