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Sainte-Pétronille

Between nature and resort

Sainte-Pétronille has retained the picturesque charm that holidaymakers once looked for and which still attracts visitors. At the western tip of the island, Sainte-Pétronille impresses with its unique views of the river, Old-Quebec, Montmorency Falls and Beauport Bay. Sainte-Pétronille is a peaceful place with rugged terrain that offers varied atmospheres depending on whether you are in a rural, agricultural, village or forest environment. The houses with various architectural styles are truly flirtatious and romantic, which explains the recognition of the Association of the most beautiful villages in Quebec.

There are unique heritage elements reminiscent of the heyday of the English-speaking community, such as an old Anglican chapel and the oldest private golf course in North America. In addition, there are panoramic interpretation circuits along the river and in the heart of the village. The century-old houses of deceased sailors and wealthy bourgeois are well maintained and embellished with remarkable landscaping. The chocolate factory, the vineyard and the market garden counter also contribute to the identity of the village.

 

Municipal tourist offer

  • Dock with kiosk and picnic tables
  • Walking tour “A stroll in the heart of the village
  • Church visit
  • Interpretation panels on the landscapes and history of the village
  • Kayak launching ramp and access to the coast
  • Recreational area with play modules
  • Outdoor ice rink

Consult these documents to learn more about the heritage of Île d’Orléans: