Discover L’Isle-aux-Coudres, a surprising little island

Destinations to explore, July 31, 2023 2023-07-31
Sunrise at L’Isle-aux-Coudres © Movik inc.

Located approximately 90 minutes from Québec City in the picturesque tourist region of Charlevoix, L’Isle-aux-Coudres is a small island with an exotic vacation vibe. It’s a dream summer destination! Enjoy total relaxation and explore breathtaking landscapes in the middle of the majestic St. Lawrence as the tides lap the shore. Be it with family, friends or your sweetheart, a getaway to this island will truly amaze you.

A must-visit location

To start your visit and get a taste of island life, head over to the Pointe du Bout d’en Bas municipal park. Take the Bout d’en Bas trail to the easternmost tip of the island that juts into the St. Lawrence and admire stunning views of the Charlevoix mountains in the distance and the majestic river. You can also take in the fresh air and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. All of this and more awaits you in L’Isle-aux-Coudres! The park is open daily and entry is free.

Marchés de la Fabrique de l’Isle
Marchés de la Fabrique de l’Isle

A fascinating café-restaurant-boutique

After enjoying the great outdoors, hit the road and tour the island. Be sure to stop by La Fabrique de l’Isle, a former presbytery built in 1931 and now converted into a café-restaurant-boutique known for its good-time vibes. If you go on a Sunday, you can visit Fabrique de l’Isle, a welcoming market with a slightly bohemian style. In addition to meeting friendly people, you’ll find tons of incredible products from local artisans and producers.

A highly-anticipated festival

If you love music and are currently visiting the region, why not attend the Festival JeunArtist? Until August 2, discover tons of emerging Quebec artists and enjoy a variety of music styles, from pop and rap to classical. Fun-filled days guaranteed! Although this festival spotlights young musical talent, audiences of all ages are invited to sing, dance and enjoy music together at the Festival JeunArtist.

Havre musical
Havre musical. Photo credit: Pierre Rochette

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