Linger in your woodsy surrounds (maybe even make a rustic cup of coffee over the fire) before driving to St. Lawrence River-facing Pains d’Exclamation! for your pick of pastries, sandwiches and a hot bevvie. After breakfast, make your way to Poterie de Port-au
Persil (2), based in SaintSiméon, where you can purchase pieces made by local potters and, if you reserve a workshop spot, even create some of your own. Relish the scenic drive back to Les Éboulements, stopping in La Malbaie to sip a glass of French Bordeaux and try some local cheese at Bar La Brise in the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu hotel’s lobby.
Back at Repère Boréal, rest and reset before heading to dinner at Faux Berg
ers (5) (book a table in advance). Every day, the chefs here prepare a new six-course tasting menu, which typically features vegetables, fish and meat cooked over a wood fire. It’s one of the most creative – and delicious – meals you’ll have all year, and it’s a steal at only $55 per person.
Set in a former convent, the cooperative-run Le Mousse Cafe is a quirky spot for a quick bite.