Discover the Creative Energy of Côte-du-Sud
 
Destinations to explore, July 24, 2017 2017-07-24
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Saint-Jean-Port-Joli

Located in the easternmost part of Chaudière-Appalaches is the Côte-du-Sud tourist region, composed of 14 municipalities in a splendid natural setting. The shore is dotted with stops to admire the river and heritage villages that bear witness to the rich maritime, artistic and seigniorial past of the region. To the south, the Appalaches sector invites you to commune with nature thanks to many outdoor activities. Over time, the region has developed its gourmet side and equipped itself with accommodations to suit all types of travellers. From the St. Lawrence to the U.S. border, set out on a discovery of the artists and craftspeople who have shaped this extraordinary place. Your starting point? Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, at the heart of Côte-du-Sud!


Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, the quintessential creative destination!

Known for its focus on sculpture and crafts, this tourist village abounds in workshops, galleries, museums and parks where visitors are called on to explore their own creativity. Awarded Best creative tourism destination by the Creative Tourism Network in London in November 2015, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli invites you to experience and savour special moments inspired by the river and the creative process.


Events and attractions to match the region’s rich history

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Côte-du-Sud, in the Chaudière-Appalaches region

Though Saint-Jean-Port-Joli stands out with its creativity, it should be mentioned that the entire Côte-du-Sud sector hosts events where art and heritage take center stage. Take the opportunity to set out on the road and make beautiful discoveries. Some of the events you won’t want to miss are:

• Sable et Glace L'Islet, July 28 to 30, 2017

• Théâtre d’été La Roche à Veillon, June 27 to September 2, 2017

• The Sea Shanty Festival, August 16 to 20, 2017

• À ciel ouvert | Danser sur l’infini de l’horizon, August 18, 2017

• Festival Bivouak'Alooza of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, August 26, 2017

• la Fête du pain, September 9 and 10, 2017

• Les Violons d’automne, September 21 to 24, 2017

Festival du Bûcheux de Saint-Pamphile, August 23 to 27, 2017

• la Fête Arctique à Saint-Pamphile, January 13 and 14, 2018

• Fête d'hiver Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, February 8 to 11, 2018

The region also has many must-see interpretation centres, including the Musée de la mémoire vivante, the Musée de la sculpture sur bois des Anciens Canadiens, Épopée de la moto, the Musée maritime du Québec and the Seigneurie des Aulnaies.


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