Île d'Orléans, a place fertile with favourites

Destinations to explore, July 4, 2022 2022-07-04
View of the river from Île d’Orléans © Tourisme Île d’Orléans

Sometimes, the call of the river, the need to move about nature is felt. Or the desire to discover a territory, to talk with artisans, to see what is beautiful and savour what is good. At other times, we need to get away, relax and simply enjoy the sweetness of the moment. Whatever brings you to Île d’Orléans, located 15 minutes from Old Québec City, there is something to keep you captivated and enchanted throughout your visit.

Musique Ile d'Orleans
Photo credit: Sébaztien Girard

The return of evening shows

After two years of pandemic, evening shows of all kinds are finally back on the bill, for a lively time on Île d'Orléans. The Espace Félix-Leclerc performance hall will present 7 well-known Quebec artists throughout the summer. The New Theatre of île d'Orléans is back in force with summer theatre as we like it with its comedy SITCOM! Chamber Music in Sainte-Pétronille presents a series of 6 classical music concerts in the village church. Double your pleasure by having dinner in one of the restaurants with a terrace on Île d’Orléans before the show. You will see that the sunsets are magnificent!

The river in the spotlight on Île d’Orléans

More than just a watercourse, the St. Lawrence River is a source of wonder. With the new mobile application "Littoral - The Constellations of Île d’Orléans", immerse yourself in Île d'Orléans by following the walking tours along the coast during which residents of the island will share with you, through audio accounts, their relationship with insularity and the river. If the experience of an excursion on the river appeals to you, Croisières Orléans offers guided zodiac outings around the Island.

From field to still, on Île d’Orléans

Île d’Orléans is a destination to savour! Three well-known producers from Île d'Orléans have successfully embarked on the production of spirits based on what grows on their land, from the field to the still. Cassis Monna & Filles recently unveiled its Blackcurrant Vodka, the Du Capitaine - Farm, Vinegar and Distillery produces a Blackcurrant Eau de vie and the Ste-Pétronille Vineyard is already renowned for its Grape Eau de vie. These new products are added to the already extensive range of wines, ciders, beers and other spirits produced on Île d'Orléans.

Île d'Orléans is a destination to savour! photo credit: Midinette

Plan a vacation on Île d’Orléans

It takes much more than a day to discover all the treasures of Île d'Orléans. To encourage you to extend your stay, several classified tourist accommodations have recently been added to Île d’Orléans. The apartment-condos Au Pélican de l’île and Le 98 offer comfort and proximity to the river. At La Maison de l'île, you will be welcomed by a friendly couple who travelled a lot before settling on the island for good. The Auberge Triangle d’été combines tourist accommodation, yoga classes and artist residencies. Now you’re ready to plan your next vacation… to Île d’Orléans!

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