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5 REASONS TO VISIT ÎLE D'ORLÉANS

5 REASONS TO VISIT ÎLE D'ORLÉANS

The island was one of the first parts of the province to be colonized by the French and a large percentage of French Canadians can trace their ancestry to early residents of the island. The island has been described as the "microcosm of traditional Quebec and as the birthplace of francophones in North America." Île d'Orléans is twinned with Île de Ré in France.

1. THE VIEW

  Île d'Orléans in Quebec, Canada

Île d'Orléans in Quebec, Canada

While appearing and feeling more than a world away, Île d'Orléans rests gracefully in the Saint Lawrence River—only 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) of Quebec City. An easy bike ride across the bridge, between the river and the cliffs, you'll find ample spots for hiking and breathtaking views at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency.

2. THE WINE

  Île d'Orléans in Quebec, Canada

Île d'Orléans in Quebec, Canada

An island rich in agriculture, fine wine is no exception. Isle de Bacchus is an unforgettable gem that offers wine tastings, coupled with professional service, while affording an amazing view of their winery and the Saint Lawrence River—creating the perfect ambiance for a relaxing afternoon island-style. Some of our favorite wines included a red vin rouge and rosé d'époque.

  Île d'Orléans in Quebec, Canada

Île d'Orléans in Quebec, Canada

3. THE HISTORY

  Île d'Orléans in Quebec, Canada

Île d'Orléans in Quebec, Canada

An entire island designated as a historic district, Manoir Mauvide-Genest was built in 1734 for Jean Mavide, a surgeon for the King of France, as his residence. In 1759 it was occupied by British General Wolfe when his forces occupied the island shortly before the Battle of the Plains of Abraham during the Seven Years' War. Great Britain was victorious.

4. THE ST. LAWRENCE

Île d'Orléans in Quebec, Canada

There's just as much to do on the Saint Lawrence River as there is on the mainland. The island's northeastern point marks the boundary between the Saint Lawrence River and its estuary (the largest in the world), where fresh water begins to mix with salt water. From boating, fishing and kayaking, the mighty river awaits you!

5. THE WATERFALLS

Île d'Orléans in Quebec, Canada

At the village of Sainte-Pétronille toward the western end of the island, a viewpoint overlooks the impressive Chute Montmorency, as well as a panorama of the Saint Lawrence River and Quebec City.

5 REASONS TO VISIT QUÉBEC CITY

5 REASONS TO VISIT QUÉBEC CITY

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