8 Stops on the New France Route

Cyclists on Route de la Nouvelle-France
Route de la Nouvelle-France, Guy Lessard

Route de la Nouvelle-France (New France Route) links Old Québec to the Côte-de-Beaupré and traces the path taken by inhabitants of the Côte-de-Beaupré when bringing their crops to Québec City. Many heritage structures and sites can be found along the Route de la Nouvelle-France, such as the colony’s first windmill (1651), first pilgrimage site – namely the shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré (1658) –, ancestral homes, root cellars and many other historical treasures.

  • Day 1
  • 1

    Îlot des Palais

    In 18th century vaults, the exhibition Revelations tells the history: from the Jean-Talon Brewery to the intendant’s palace, from the prison to the Boswell-Dow Brewery.

    5.21 km
  • 2

    Domaine de Maizerets

    Domaine de Maizerets is an historical site with vast gardens. Many family activities are held there: cultural and educational exhibitions, tours of the gardens and arboretum, and outdoor and nature interpretation activities.

    3.86 km
  • 3

    Bourg du Fargy (old district)

    The old Bourg du Fargy, which was the Beauport institutional Centre in the 17th and 18th centuries, reflects the variety of architectural styles throughout the centuries on this heritage site.

    4.88 km
  • 4

    Montmorency Falls Park

    The waterfalls are 83 m (272’) tall, a full 30 m (99’) higher than Niagara Falls.

    16.94 km
  • 5

    Aux Trois Couvents

    Come tour the permanent exhibitions on the history of one of the first French settlements in North America.

    4.60 km
  • 6

    Chez Marie

    Marie and her fourth generation family welcome you to their old stone homestead built in 1652. Outside, the 150-year-old bread oven is still in fine working order.

    3.66 km
  • 7

    Atelier Paré - ÉCONOMUSÉE® of Woodcarving

    Wooden and fibreglass sculptures are on display at this museum. The artists seek to give voice to each block of wood so that it can tell the legend it keeps in its heart; every painted wooden sculpture represents such a legend.

    2.05 km
  • 8

    Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine

    This basilica, the oldest pilgrimage site in North America, is dedicated to St. Anne, the grandmother of Jesus.


    For more information: www.routedelanouvellefrance.com

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