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.
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