area of Saint-Hyacinthe, in the Montérégie region, is home to
a variety of gourmet shops, agricultural producers and transformers,
activities for a special look at nature and an entertaining downtown
area steeped in culture with European flair. Here are three
suggestions of places to visit in this beautiful part of the
province. To plan a getaway or keep up to date on current events and
activities, stop by the tourist information office.
A. Séguin Garden is a magnificent floral park with an
educational, cultural and tourist vocation. The garden is located in
the heart of the city and covers an impressive 4.5 hectares. It is
also the teaching garden of the Institut de technologie
agroalimentaire du Québec in Saint-Hyacinthe (ITAQ). It allows
students to put the knowledge they have acquired
during their courses into practice. It is also known for having the largest collection
of annuals in Quebec and includes 21 themed gardens on the
grounds. Stroll through the gardens while admiring the magnificent
seasonal floral arrangements!
Rabouillère is a family farm that has charmed visitors since
the beginning. A shop is open all year round and stocked with tasty
lamb, rabbit, guinea fowl and Berkshire pork products. La
Rabouillère also offers farm tours during the summer, from June to
October. Visitors can feed some of the animals and watch them in
their habitat. It’s also a nice place to have a picnic, thanks to a
landscaped area with tables and a kids’ playground. Taste the
products of the farm in an enchanting and magical setting.
Agro-Biotech is an association of four companies that make
Saint-Hyacinthe shine: Distillerie Noroi, Microbrasserie le
Bilboquet, Les Breuvages Atypique non-alcoholic beverages and Sodas
Littoral. On site, you can buy any of the products that are brewed
and distilled there as well as sample them. You’ll find a store
and a tasting area, where you can discover
your new favourite drink. A meeting room on site is available for
rent and is the perfect spot to chat over a drink.