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To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.
*Total price provided for information only, based on accommodation for two people in a double room for the number of nights per property as indicated on this page, exclusive of recommended activities, properties that cannot be reserved online and restaurants.
Hotel and restaurant overlooking a lake. Set high atop a massive field stone wall, here all your senses will be awakened by broad clear skies, sparkling lake waters, fragrant forests and fresh mountain air. Built in 1891 as a gentlemans breeding farm, the 21 hillside acres of Blair Hill Inn unveil a panorama of northern Maine’s unspoiled landscape. Through its covered entry by a stone encircled fountain, the scenery unfolds with each step into the light-filled, pristine manor. Maîtresse de Maison Ruth McLaughin showers guests with a genuine kindess. From delicious breakfasts to mountain hikes, star gazing paddles to sumptuous dinners, Blair Hill Inn envelopes you with comforting hospitality. ... Learn moreless
In the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, Moosehead is the largest natural lake in the state of Maine. Its scope extends over 80 islands, the largest of which is Sugar Island. Rafting, guided white water rafting and kayaking are some of the most common activities offered by this majestic preserved lake.
What would Maine and the Moosehead Lake area be without the moose that make this natural microcosm its preferred habitat? Take your camera and walk the trails... they might just allow you to catch an early morning glimpse of this impressive beast, weighing up to 500 kg. An indispensable and unforgettable safari!
Hotel and restaurant in town. Like Charles Dickens, you will be fascinated by the city of Québec, the “Gibraltar of America” with “its giddy heights, its citadel suspended, as if it were in the air, its picturesque steep streets…” In the heart of the first city to be founded in North America, standing on an archaeological site that formerly housed wharves, cannon emplacements and warehouses, the Auberge Saint-Antoine bears witness to the history of this important commercial and military port. Many relics from the French and English colonial times were discovered when the Auberge was built. Now they can be found among the elegant designer interior of this irresistibly charming museum-hotel. ... Learn moreless
Yvan Lebrun’s motto is “simplicity and precision.” And it seems to work well for this Chef, originally from the fishing village of Cancale in Brittany. Together with his partner Rolande, he has created one of the best restaurants in North America. His love of food and the pure delight of his guests spur him on to combine the very best of French and Québecois culinary tradition. The gifts of the sea and the land, the noble and the rustic all combine to create exploding and harmonious flavors. Here, hearts of palm are made into flour, dandelion honey becomes a smooth ice cream, maple syrup appears regularly and, of course, oysters have a starring role.
Built in the seventeenth century by the Frenchman Samuel de Champlain, Quebec is the living testimony of what European colonization was to the Americas. Stroll through its narrow streets, take a carriage ride, visit the Museum of Civilization, saunter along the cobblestone so laden in history; you’ll see that the Upper Town on Cape Diamond and the Lower Town around the Place Royale are true memorial sites well deserving of their World Heritage status by UNESCO.
15 minutes from Old Quebec, the Montmorency Falls unfurls its waters at a height of 83 meters. In winter, it offers a striking countenance, alternating the power of the fall with the softness of the snowpack. Different locations allow you to admire its rumbling waters or to catch the sea spray, much appreciated during the summer months. A cable car, suspension bridge, belvedere, panoramic staircase or zip line over the water promise adrenaline rushes in a nature unleashed.
Hotel and restaurant in the country. A stay at Manoir Hovey comes with the promise of an abundance of fresh air in a scenic, unspoiled part of Québec, close to the U.S. This charming manor was built at the turn of the century and modeled on George Washington’s Mount Vernon home. It is nestled in English gardens in a forest on the shores of a lake, and there is a romantic and authentic way of life here. Rates include an array of onsite recreational facilities that make Manoir Hovey a destination in itself. The artful cuisine is enhanced by the wine list, which features 900 wines, and an exceptional selection of Québec’s finest cheeses. A wonderful getaway in all seasons, only 80 minutes from Montréal. ... Learn moreless
In the heart of Montréal, the Restaurant Toqué!, with its light-filled dining room and contemporary atmosphere, is the meeting place for gourmets in search of new flavors to share with friends. Try Venison loin and tongue, matsutake mushrooms, Jerusalem artichoke purée and wild blackberry. Chef Normand Laprise supports local suppliers and farmers. These artisans of taste help turn his dishes into truly great moments of discovery. From vegetables, wild herbs, seafood and wild mushrooms to edible flowers, duck, beef, lamb and fish, the finest products from Québec go into Laprise’s cuisine, accompanied by a superb and audacious wine list.
At Europea, Chef Jérôme Ferrer prepares refined, creative, market-fresh cuisine with a Québecois accent, calling upon his Catalan roots to glorify the flavors of the earth and the sea. In this Victorian house modernized with an ultra-contemporary décor, try the Gaspésie lobster cappuccino with shavings of truffle, ravioli of Alaskan crab claw with rice lettuce, bay scallops with yuzu and cucumber juices, buffalo tartare, mixed watercress salad or carpaccio of smoked Boileau venison with crunchy vegetables. The à la carte menu, based on the best produce Québec has to offer, is a delightful invitation to explore some of the natural wonders of Canada
Passionate about environmental issues? Plough through St. Helen's Island in the very heart of Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau. The Environment Museum is a real delight for those interested in protecting the planet. Exhibitions, events and workshops help to understand how everyone can act on a daily basis to protect the environment. A must in Montreal!
In the heart of Little Italy, Jean-Talon is one of the most important markets in North America. Here, fruit and vegetable stalls adjoin bakers, butchers or restaurants. Winter and summer, in this market of local producers, teems a crowd of district regulars and curious tourists come to discover a friendly, family atmosphere, the likes of which having sealed its reputation in Montreal since 1933.
Restaurant and hotel in the country. “Epicurean” and “romantic” are the words that best describe Langdon Hall: warm interiors with silky fabrics and wood paneling, tranquil grounds with century-old trees and a pond reflecting the elegant manor house… In the kitchen, every detail counts. Each meal is unforgettable, transforming the finest local ingredients into sophisticated dishes that are as elegant as the setting. For added relaxation, the spa offers sublime body and beauty treatments and there are guided visits to an extraordinary garden. Just a 90-minute drive from Toronto and the Niagara area, this is the place for those who love beauty. ... Learn moreless
On the third floor of a building in Chinatown, Patrick Kriss and Amanda Bradley have chosen the most unexpected of places for this sophisticated restaurant, guarding its air of mystery. Wide parquet floors, large windows that look over the street and allow in natural light, detailing all in copper... every aspect of this space, including its sound design, is intended to create a warm, welcoming, and energising setting. In his open kitchen, Patrick Kriss has developed his own idea of dining through a tasting menu full of surprises. It is the culmination of many hours of work, beginning with the time spent sourcing the best products, local or not.
Have a pastoral soul? Board a taxi-boat and leave downtown Toronto for the archipelago of islands located just 1.6 kilometers from the city on Lake Ontario. Here, a relaxing atmosphere holds sway, where people go for walks, bike rides and barbecues with friends. With breathtaking views of Toronto’s towers and the world-famous CN Tower, the islands provide escape and entertainment for a day.