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Yelp’s Great Canadian Road Trips: Montréal to Québec on the Chemin du Roy



(En français ci-dessous!)

You could do the stretch of Highway 40 between Montréal and Québec City so quick you never notice you are flying past a piece of history. But instead – in celebration of St Jean-Baptiste Day, or Canada Day, or in celebration of road trips and deliciousness in general – why not take the Chemin du Roy? Explore the excellent small businesses tucked into heritage buildings that dot the river along this old carriage road, and then live it up like a local when you arrive in “la vieille capitale.” Here are some Yelper-approved picks to get you started on this great Canadian road trip.

Lunch to Late Night: Bistro L’Ange Cornu
A first stop that might make you want to stay all day. Flaming halloumi? Rabbit hot wings? This bistro in L’Assomption is also a music venue featuring local loves like Safia Nolin. Here’s a link to her debut album, Limoilou, for your road trip mixtape!

Photo Op, Time To Shop: Magasin Général Le Brun
Microbrews in a general store that’s been in operation since 1803? Ah oui!

Fuel Up: Café Frida
Third wave coffee in the first 100% vegan cafe in La Mauricie!

History Stop: La Vieille Prison de Trois-Rivières
Get locked up in one of the oldest prisons in North America, part of the Museum of Popular Culture of Quebec.

Second Lunch: Le Sacristain
French bistro fare in a converted church in Trois Rivières.

Small Town Snacks: Café de la Place
Enjoy a crêpe, and the charm of Cap Santé.

Supper: Le Renard et La Chouette
Ok, you’re in Québec City, there is amazing food everywhere, but these enormous shared dishes like the Duck Cassoulet are perfect for that road trip joie de vivre.

Tour de Bière: Le Projet, Spécialité Microbrasseries
Québec has a killer microbrew scene and in this gorgeous room you can go on an extensive tasting journey.

Dive Bar Date: Bateau de Nuit
Basement metal dive bar with an exceptional local beer selection? Not your typical Quebec City scene, unless you’re a local… or a Yelper!

Excellent road trip, great work everyone. Here’s a bookmark collection with all these spots and a couple more to guarantee a great trip between Montreal and Quebec City.

We know we’re not the only drivers. We’d love to see your road trip pictures and hear your stories! Add your biz, park, and snack photos to Yelp as you go! The tiny spots between big cities love to get a little love from rock star road tripping Yelpers. Tag us on social with #YelpingAcrossCanada so we can follow and share in your adventures.

 

Yelp en road trip pancanadien:
De Montréal à Québec, en passant par le Chemin du Roy.

Vous pourriez faire la route entre Montréal et Québec sur la 40 tellement rapidement qu’un bout d’histoire pourrait vous passer sous le nez! Alors, que ce soit pour célébrer la Saint-Jean-Baptiste ou la fête du Canada, ou simplement pour célébrer les road trips et tout ce qui est délicieux en général, pourquoi ne pas prendre le Chemin du Roy? Prenez le temps d’explorer les fabuleux petits commerces locaux, abrités par des immeubles ancestraux aux abords du fleuve. Voici quelques spots approuvés par les Yelpeurs pour vous aider à faire votre prochain itinéraire de voyage.

Du lunch jusqu’aux petites heures: Bistro L’Ange Cornu
Un premier arrêt qui pourrait vous donner envie d’y passer la journée! Halloom flambé? Ailes de lapin? Ce bistro Assomptionniste sert aussi de scène à quelques grands artistes comme Safia Nolin. Voici un lien vers son premier album, Limoilou, pour votre mix musical de road trip!

On sort les Kodaks: Magasin Général Le Brun
Un magasin général qui opère depuis 1803.. et qui vend des bières de micros? Eh oui, ça existe!

Un p’tit boost: Cafe Frida
Du café 3ième vague éco-responsable dans le premier café 100% végétalien en Mauricie!

Petite pause historique: La Vieille Prison de Trois Rivières
Visitez les cachots d’une des plus vieilles prison Nord-Américaines. Celle-ci fait partie des Musées Québécois de culture populaire.

Un second lunch: Le Sacristain
Une église de Trois-Rivières, convertie en bistro français.

Pour les p’tits creux: Café de la Place
Dégustez une crêpe et admirez le charme de Cap Santé.

Souper: Le Renard et La Chouette
Ok, fait que vous êtes rendu dans la vieille capitale, il y a de la bonne bouffe partout, mais ses énormes plats à partager, comme le cassoulet de canard, sont parfait pour votre joie de vivre du parfait aventurier!

Tour de Bière: Le Projet Spécialité Microbrasseries
La ville de Québec a une scène brassicole de fou et dans cette pièce au décor majestueux, vous pourrez faire une dégustation sans fin.

Rendez-vous à la taverne: Bateau de Nuit
Une taverne de “métaleux” avec une sélection incroyable de bières locales? Pas typique de la ville de Québec, sauf si vous êtes un habitué. Ou un Yelpeur!

Excellent road trip et beau travail à tous. Voici une collection de nos favoris avec tous ces spots et quelques uns de plus, de quoi vous garantir une belle aventure entre Montréal et la Québec.

Sachant que nous ne sommes pas les seuls aventuriers, nous aimerions beaucoup voir vos photos de Road Trips et connaître votre histoire! Ajoutez vos plus beaux clichés de commerces, de parcs et de bouffe sur Yelp tout le long de votre route! Ces petits commerces entre les deux grandes villes adorent recevoir de l’amour des Yelpeurs-trippeurs. Tag nous sur les réseaux sociaux avec #YelpingAcrossCanada comme ça on peut vous suivre et partager votre aventure.

 

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