Year-round relaxation, fun and festivities abound in this region dotted with heavenly attractions! The Centre-du-Québec region is located halfway between Québec City and Montréal, on the south side of the St. Lawrence River. Get to know the area better via one of the theme routes, such as the Route des Jardins and the Route des antiquaires. Le Tour des Jardins will bring you from the vineyards to the cider house, from pisciculture to the butcher's shop, from the agricultural and farming history to the Park Safari, from the attic to the orchard.
The settlement of DRUMMONDVILLE was founded in 1815 as a British military post. Today Drummondville hosts La Mondial des Cultures (World Folklore Festival) welcoming people from around the world to share their dance, music and culture every summer. Some 90 countries have been represented by more than 300 different groups over the first twenty years. Discover The Maple Region, sweet and attractive, located at less than 200 km eastwards of Montreal and less than 100 km westwards of Quebec City. Plessisville is the maple capital of the world (where you can find the Musee de l'erable ), as well as the cranberry capital of the province, Saint-Louis-de-Blandford. The French, the Irish, the Scots and the Loyalists all left their mark on the Centre-du-Québec region, leaving behind a rich cultural heritage. To discover the places where the first Scottish and Irish colonies were established, take the Route Celtique. You can also tour the home of an illustrious prime minister at the Laurier House National Historic Site in VICTORIAVILLE. Enjoy jazz, rock, electroacoustic, contemporary and improvisational music at the largest new-music festival in North America This five-day festival of the avant-garde new music means exploring all possibilities and permutations. Tour the Michel flour mill at BECANCOUR. With its architecture and two-and-a-half centuries of history, the Moulin Michel is typical of the French seigniorial period. It is a permanent exhibition that will introduce you to the last miller who lived here, Alfred Michel. On the terrace, you can savour freshly milled and baked buckwheat cakes and microbrewery beer.
Relaxation and entertainment await you in the Centre-du-Québec region!