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What to do in Saint-Laurent-de-l’Île-d’Orléans, Quebec City

why you should not miss this place

 Quebec City is the city that keeps on giving. From urban villages to days out in the countryside the city centre and close by region has something for all. Just 15 minutes from the centre of the city is the village of Saint-Laurent-de-l’Île-d’Orléans. Be it the views overlooking the bright city lights or the unforgettable hospitality Saint-Laurent is a must-stop-spot during your trip to Quebec. Here are 5 reasons why you should not miss this place:

1.That Breathtaking View

The journey from Quebec onto Pont de l’Île is an experience in itself passing the Chutes de Montmorency and onwards over the St. Lawrence River you can take in the city and river’s vastness. Once arriving on the island then you are moments away from an unforgettable view. Go straight forward onto Route Prévost climbing the hill you will have a view over the village’s famous Strawberry fields, over Levis, Quebec city and it’s beautiful region.

2. Check into a vintage motel

Motel Île d’Orleans has the best vibe, best terraces and the best option to grab a bottle of wine produced on the island and take in the views right from your bedroom. Watch the sunset or sunrise over the rolling hills across the river from your terrace or have a picnic on the lawn. This motel has a cool, retro and vintage vibe perfect to base yourself when you want to explore Saint-Laurent, Quebec City and the rest of Île d’Orleans.

3. Step back in time at Parc Maritime

Parc Maritime is a must stop on your tour of the island. Saint-Laurent and Île d’Orleans is an island rich with history and culture. Step into Parc Maritime and you will learn all about the workers and islanders that kept the maritime and shipping industry afloat for years.

4. Let your artistic spirit thrive

The village of Saint-Laurent is famous not only for its Maritime heritage where the main ships and boats were constructed but also a center for beautiful artworks and a place for artists to reside. Stop by Galerie d’art Le Jardin des Arts and the Centre d’Art Saint-Laurent and discover the art of up to 60 Quebec artists.

5. Rent a scooter or e-bike to discover Saint-Laurent and the island like a local

No matter what your fitness level then Quebec Aventure Tours has a bike for you. Whether it’s a scooter, e-bike, tandem or regular bike then get the wind in your hair and don’t miss any of the island’s highlights. Quebec Aventure Tours is based on Route Prévost and is your gateway to the rest of Saint-Laurent and Île d’Orleans. Before taking your bike of choice, enjoy a coffee with Francois and Stephanie as they share their tips to discover the whole island, all from your bike.

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