Province/Territory: Quebec

Culinary immersion in the Charlevoix region

  • 140 km of spectacular scenery en route
  • 200 years of history to explore
  • 1 unique rustic, modern hotel with 5 unique buildings and even more rooms

Whether it is by train or by car, the road to Le Germain Hotel Charlevoix is spectacular. Gaze at the majesty of the St. Lawrence River as you roll alongside it. Your destination proves as enchanting as the journey: Hôtel Le Germain Charlevoix is a charming country hotel with an urban feel. Admire the modern rustic design of the hotel as well as your room, which is part of five different building, each with its own unique character.Nestled between mountain and the river, it is the ideal base to explore Quebec’s renowned Charlevoix region, declared a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Soon you’re meeting the region's locals, growers and artisans at the hotel’s lively public square and Farmers Market as you stock up on regional breads, cheeses and produce. Explore the on-site hobby farm or five local farms in the area. In the afternoon you want to view the dramatic vistas from Le Massif. You end the day with a memorable meal at the hotel, once again focused on the regional terroir. Later, as you sink into sleep in the intimate elegance of your room, your last thought is of how terroir is proving to be one of the most delicious words in the world.

Why you should visit
  • Sit back and enjoy some of Quebec’s most stunning terrain and farm-to-table terroir cuisine .
  • At Le Germain Hotel Charlevoix, choose from 145 uniquely themed rooms situated over five pavilions and experience secluded luxury at its finest.
  • Mingle with locals and other guests on the lively public square, where the farmers’ market showcases the bounty of the region’s flavour-rich terroir.
  • Minutes away  from  Le Massif, hike in the summer and ski, snowboard or rocket down the 7.5-km luge run in winter.
  • Discover by bike the charms of artsy Baie St. Paul.
  • From spring into fall, stroll the charming streets of Baie-St-Paul and  La Malbaie and make your way up the coast to Saint-Siméon for a whale-watching cruise.
  • Taste artisanal delights along the Charlevoix region’s delicious Flavour Trail.

Weather

Quebec has four distinct seasons. July is the warmest month with an average temperature of 26°C. January is the coldest month with an average temperature of -16°C.
Local weather information and more local weather patterns can be found on the "Weather Information" section of the Government of Canada website.

Visitor information
  • The Charlevoix Light Rail Transit operates year-round.  Special packages are available.
  • The company also operates bus tours in the region.
  • Nature and culture exist in perfect harmony in the Charlevoix Region.  It is a cultural mecca for painters, poets, writers and musicians
  • Five farms open their doors for enjoyable educational visits: Les Volières de Baie-Saint-Paul, Centre de l’Émeu de Charlevoix, La Ferme Basque de Charlevoix, Alpagas Charlevoix and La fermette du Camping du Gouffre. - http://www.tourisme-charlevoix.com/en/activities-attractions/agrotourism
When to go

In summer, the Light Rail Transit travels from Québec City to Charlevoix, with stopovers at a string of quaint villages en route to La Malbaie.  Everyone falls for Charlevoix. The region is home to breathtaking scenery, two larger than life provincial parks, the majestic St. Lawrence River,  delicious local foods and abundant cultural offerings.  Five local farms open their doors for enjoyable educational visits.

Need to know
  • The train runs year-round.
  • Le Germain Hotel Charlevoix  is open year-round  and is close to the Le Massif ski resort.
  • The Farmers Market runs on Sundays, mid-May to mid-October.
Getting Here
  • The closest international airport is Québec City International Airport (YQB).
  • The train departs from Parc de La Chute-Montmorency Station, about 15 minutes from downtown Québec City