Côte-du-Sud, a region overflowing with creativity
Destinations to explore, July 25, 2016 2016-07-25
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 last November, 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

Côte-du-Sud, in the Chaudière-Appalaches region
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 31, 2016

• Théâtre d’été La Roche à Veillon, June 11 to October 9, 2016

• The Sea Shanty Festival, August 17 to 21, 2016

• À ciel ouvert | Danser sur l’infini de l’horizon, August 20 and 21, 2016

• Festival Bivouak'Alooza of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, August 27 and 28, 2016

• la Fête du pain, September 10 and 11, 2016

• Les Violons d’automne, September 22 to 25, 2016

Festival du Bûcheux de Saint-Pamphile, August 24 to 28, 2016

• Fête d'hiver Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, February 11 to 14, 2017

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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