CHAUDIÈRE-APPALACHES

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Chaudière-Appalaches is 200 km (125 mi.) of coast­line along the St. La­wrence, a 21-is­land ar­chi­pe­la­go, Lé­vis and its su­perb view of Qué­bec Ci­ty and Châ­teau Fron­te­nac, the Ap­pa­la­chians and the my­riad ac­ti­vi­ties there year-round, stun­ning fall co­lours in the Beauce and Et­che­mins val­leys, and more! Es­cape deep in­to the fo­rest by way of an im­pres­sive 71-km (44-mi.) net­work of wal­king trails at the Parc re­gio­nal du Mas­sif du Sud. En­hance your ex­pe­rience by spen­ding the night in a yurt or “rea­dy-to-camp” bo­real tent. The Parc re­gio­nal des Appalaches has 120 km (75 mi.) of trails, with one- and se­ve­ral-day hikes along ri­vers and lakes, and to spec­ta­cu­lar wa­ter­falls and na­tu­ral beaches. Sleep in a shel­ter and dis­co­ver nature at night. Other sites of­fer equal­ly awe-ins­pi­ring ex­pe­riences: the hi­king trails of Les sentiers pé­destres des 3 Monts give you pri­vi­le­ged ac­cess to the Ser­pen­tine-de-Co­le­raine eco­lo­gi­cal re­serve, the Parc des Chutes-de-laC­hau­dière, 35-metre (115-foot) where the wa­ter­falls steal the show, and of course, the Parc na­tio­nal de Fron­te­nac and the ma­jes­tic Grand Lac Saint-Fran­çois lake, where all sorts of na­tu­ral trea­sures await your dis­co­ve­ry by foot, bike or ca­noe! Rich in he­ri­tage, with its sei­gneu­ries, mil­ls and ma­nors, Chaudière-Appalaches is among the ol­dest re­gions in North Ame­ri­ca. Its his­to­ry is re­vea­led in nu­me­rous tou­rist attractions re­min­ding us of our buil­ders. Hear the tales of such sto­ried fa­mi­lies who hel­ped shape Qué­bec. Re­live the ar­ri­val of the first im­mi­grants at Grosse Île and the Irish Me­mo­rial Na-

tio­nal His­to­ric Site. Dis­co­ver the flour mill with the lar­gest wa­ter wheel still in ope­ra­tion in Qué­bec at La Sei­gne­rie des Aul­naies Vic­to­rian ma­nor. At the Mu­sée mi­né­ra­lo­gique et mi­nier de Thet­ford Mines, check out the new ex­hi­bi­tion, Mi­né­raux (Mi­ne­rals) show­ca­sing more than 90 of the most stun­ning spe­ci­mens from Ca­na­da’s na­tio­nal col­lec­tions. CHAUDIERE-APPALACHES TOURISM www.chau­die­reap­pa­laches.com/en

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