The first road open to vehicles in Canada
Completed in 1737, the Chemin du Roy was the first road linking Québec City and Montréal and is considered the longest artery for traffic and communication developed in the north along the St. Lawrence River. The Chemin du Roy hugs the shoreline of this great waterway and is dotted with places and names that bear witness to over three centuries of history, reflecting its rich heritage.
A panoramic and historic road that extends 102 km from Maskinongé to Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade
Turn off the highway and follow the crowns! In the Mauricie, the Chemin du Roy winds its way through postcard villages along the river. Breathtaking views of rustic and urban landscapes will have you stopping time and again to enjoy a feast for the senses. Visitors are enchanted, too, by the many delightful discoveries along the way - quaint villages, historic sites, one-of-a-kind attractions - where history, heritage and culture mix and mingle. You’ll fall under the spell of this lovely, smiling countryside suffused with the sense of days gone.
Getaway packages of one or more days are yours to choose from! Treat yourself to a little B&B in any of our region’s warm and welcoming bed-and-breakfast establishments, country inns or hotels. For suggestions, check out a map or visit http://www.lecheminduroy.com and click under Daily Packages.
The Green Road (Route Verte)
Cycle along the Chemin du Roy and breathe in the soul and history of its land and people. Referred to as the Green Road from one end of the territory to the other, it offers thousands of kilometres of groomed bicycle paths. Outstanding views and surprising discoveries combine for an unforgettable cycling adventure! And what’s more…
Many developed areas for picnics and the enjoyment of nature
Take advantage of the many places along the road to enjoy a family picnic or just let your hair down and relax a while…What better way to escape…
Pick up a map!
You can obtain a map with a detailed itinerary and suggestions for visits at various tourist information offices or by ordering one before leaving.
Discover the charms of the Old Rectory which opens its doors to almost 200 years of history. Enter the world of Father Fréchette and his housekeeper Adéline and learn more about the essential role... ( Next )
Built in 1866 by the architect Zéphirin Perreault de Deschambeault, this Church is one of the oldest plaster churches still in existence in Québec. The neo-Gothic main altar, side altars and pulpit... ( Next )
Founded in 1972 as an art exhibition center, the Galerie d’art du Parc holds exhibitions and events reflecting the diverse nature of modern art, which sometimes can be surprising, amazing, even... ( Next )
A museum dedicated to discovering Quebec’s popular culture. Don’t miss these great exhibitions, La Petite Vie exhibition , Québec seen through its Ads, which examines the evolution of Quebec... ( Next )
Adjoining the Québec Museum of Folk Culture, the Old Prison of Trois-Rivières (1822), classified a historic monument, offers the visit-experience “GO TO JAIL!”. Guides will give you a glimpse... ( Next )
An attractive kiosk offering a variety of berries and vegetables. You'll find home-baked goods such as pies, pastries and hot rolls. Specialities: our famous asparagus, summer and autumn... ( Next )
Business sector : Agrotourism -
Built in 1879 by the architect-entrepreneur Gédéon Leblanc, the church is the fourth to be used in the parish. The fine frescoes adorning the vaulted ceiling and the walls are the work of the... ( Next )
A major tourist attraction in the Mauricie, BORÉALIS features fabulous experiences through exhibitions! BORÉALIS offers you thematic activities based on the St.Maurice River, the forest, the log... ( Next )
The Ursulines were the first religious community of nuns to be established in Trois-Rivières in 1697; their presence was an important influence on the city’s educational and religious history. The... ( Next )
Come pick your apples at Verger Barry, an enchanting site overlooking the river. This family business, which has been in operation for several generations, offers a friendly welcome and high-quality... ( Next )