When summer rolls around, there’s nothing more
appetizing than a picnic out in the country. Île d’Orléans
many parks and beaches perfect for setting down a blanket and
enjoying a scrumptious meal outdoors. This island out on the St.
Lawrence is about fifteen minutes away from Québec City. Its 67-km
(41 mi.) circumference is outlined by the Royal Road that leads
you to six country villages for your informal feast.
locally made products
With rich fertile lands, Île d’Orléans has everything you need to
fill your picnic basket. Not only can you pick up ingredients
directly at farms, but you can also use the picnic tables many
have set up on their properties so that you can taste their
products as soon as possible. You’ll find craft beers, cider,
vegetables and fruits, not to mention cheeses, breads, sweets and
lots of other treats. Île d’Orléans truly is a destination to
has its own charm
And all of them are a great place to picnic. Parc maritime de
Saint-Laurent in the village of the same name has a shaded area
facing the river. In Sainte-Pétronille, you’ll love the view of
the Montmorency waterfall and of Québec City. In Saint-François,
visitors can climb a lookout tower to catch the view above the
picnic area. Would you rather be close to the water? In
Saint-Jean, there are large rocks along the shore where you can settle down for
your meal. The last two villages – Saint-Pierre and Sainte-Famille
– have many patios and terraces courtesy of local businesses and
biggest heritage site
Settled at the end of the 17th century, Île d’Orléans has a
collection of tourist attractions and heritage buildings,
including stone houses dating back to the French
Regime and incredibly beautiful churches. Countryside scenery and
magnificent views complete this portrait of an idyllic island.
Whether you’re simply passing through or planning to spend a few
days, don’t forget this place for a picnic!