Quebec’s historic island
Quebec’s pastoral Île d’Orléans is a short drive from Quebec City, across the Pont d’Île at Montmorency Falls. Take in the views of the St. Lawrence River and historic villages along the Chemin Royal — a 72-kilometre road that circles the island — from a cruise, in a car or rented bike (available everywhere). There are no traffic lights or supermarkets here, just plenty of farms and roadside stalls. Spend a night at Auberge la Grange de l’Île, a renovated barn-cum-inn with one of the most popular bistros on the island. Simple rooms feature queen beds, small TVs, desks and mini-fridges. Great dinner and Sunday brunch menu. Price: $125 to 205, including breakfast. (418) 828-9926; lagrangedelile.com.
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