Spectacular scenery, generous nature and rich, remarkably well-preserved culture and heritage. As welcoming as ever, Portneuf is a place full of delights to savour. From the riverbank of the St. Lawrence to the backcountry of abundant forests, lakes and mountains, this region is home to plenty of tourist attractions and activities, and promises pure, simple joy.

Chemin du Roy

Photo credit: Moulin de La Chevrotière

The Chemin du Roy runs across Portneuf County from east to west, passing through Deschambault-Grondines, Portneuf, Cap-Santé, Donnacona and Neuville on its way. The historic road boasts several heritage sites, including the Grondines and La Chevrotière mills, the old presbyteries in Deschambault-Grondines and Cap-Santé, Cap-Santé’s Vieux Chemin, Donnacona’s Quartier des Anglais, and Bourg Saint-Louis, the historic centre of Neuville. For those looking for a room for the night, there are several accommodations available along the way, including La Demeure du Capitaine in Neuville, and the Auberge de l’Ouest and Motel Le Chavigny in Deschambault-Grondines. On Saturday mornings in summer, the Deschambault public market is a must for all gourmet food lovers!

 

La Virée Enracinée (2nd edition) 

Photo credit: Charles Briand

From July 1 to September 4, 2022, Portneuf County restaurants and food counters will be cooking up Portneuf, Culture de saveurs products as part of La Virée Enracinée. What’s on the menu? An array of original and tasty local dishes you can enjoy right there in the restaurant or on a picnic. Not only will you discover the region’s many tourist attractions, but you will also get to sample some of the gourmet treats the region has to offer!
Follow Portneuf, Culture de saveurs on Facebook and Instagram to find ideas for your upcoming visits to beautiful Portneuf! This summer, take a trip there and savour a local gourmet experience! (Website only available in French)

Vendredis sains 

Photo credit: Marché public Deschambault

On the road to many of Portneuf’s vacation spots, the Saint-Casimir public market is a great pit stop for filling up on local foods and artistic discoveries. The market is located in an enchanting setting along the banks of the Sainte-Anne River, on the site of Les Grands Bois microbrewery. This year, the market is open every Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., from July 8 to September 16. (Website only avalaible in French)

The Secret Valley

Photo credit: Ludovic Wilmet

With a gnome hat on your head, a map, a dwarf counter and keys in hand, you will enjoy a truly magical moment on fantastic forest trails in search of the secret code that will give you access to the mythical world of the Teeny-Tiny Dwarfs. Several interactive treasure hunts are offered, with levels of difficulty adapted to the age of the participants. Open from May to December.

 

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