Chaudière-Appalaches © TQ/C.Bouchard


Some of Québec’s loveliest villages are strewn along the St. Lawrence River in the Chaudière-Appalaches, a region that reveals its heritage in the architecture of its ancestral homes and mills. Here, bike paths weave through stunning natural parks in the Appalachian foothills. Come fall, Montmagny serves as a stopover for unprecedented numbers of snow geese while Lévis affords spectacular views of Old Québec City.

Location and access

Bounded to the south by the United States border, the region can be accessed from the north shore of the St. Lawrence by the Pont de Québec (Highway 73) and the Québec-Lévis ferry. From Maine, Route 201 leads to Saint-Georges (Route 173).

As part of its architectural heritage, the region has some 15 churches classed as historic monuments and five noteworthy mills, including those of Lotbinière and Beaumont.

Official tourist guide