Stretching along the St. Lawrence River for over 200 km, the Chaudière-Appalaches region is a veritable garden facing Québec City. Its ideal geographic location has served it very well and this is reflected through the many faces of its landscapes and cultural heritage. The Chaudière-Appalaches region gets its name from the Chaudière river that meanders throughout the Beauce region before flowing into the St. Lawrence River at Lévis. To the south of the region, bordering on the state of Maine, the summits of the Appalachians dot the tourist regions of Lotbinière, Thetford Region, Beauce, Etchemins, Bellechasse, Montmagny and the islands and Côte-du-Sud regions.
Over three hundred years of history!
In the 17th century, during the French colonization, people settled for the most part along the St. Lawrence. This is where some of the first seigniories were granted. In many areas, it is still possible to marvel at the know-how of past generations by admiring ancestral buildings such as manors, mills and seigniorial homes. It is worth mentioning that several villages along the shores of Lotbinière, Bellechasse and Côte-du-Sud regions are ranked among the most beautiful in all of Québec. They are Lotbinière, Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly, Saint-Michel, Saint-Vallier and L'Islet.
A tale of love and passion!
In all corners of the region, builders of yore have passed on over three centuries of history. The legacy of these local women and men can be seen in the region's rich heritage, cultural resources and numerous must-see attractions. Come discover the famous ancestors who shaped our wonderful region!The region's cultural wealth can be seen through the many arts and crafts enjoyed by the region's artists.
A delight for the taste buds!
Chaudière-Appalaches is also renowned for its abundance of local food products, whose mouth-watering appeal and originality can be savoured in the region's cuisine. Excellent restaurants, among the best in Québec, offer their fare in Chaudière-Appalaches, in addition to several local products that are the pride and joy of local folk.