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  • Location: Quebec City, Canada
  • Duration:  11 hours (approx.)
Hop aboard Le Massif de Charlevoix train in Quebec City and ride to the scenic town of La Malbaie, passing Baie-Saint-Paul on the way! Following the shores of St Lawrence River northwards, your round-trip route takes in some of the most gorgeous scenery in Canada. Feast your eyes on the landscape while enjoying gourmet meals created by chefs at the prestigious Fairmont Le Manoir Richelou hotel. Relax over breakfast, spend some leisure time in the town of Baie-Saint-Paul, and then savor a 4-course dinner as you travel to and from La Malbaie.

Highlights

  • Round-trip train ride on Le Massif de Charlevoix train from Quebec City to Baie-Saint-Paul and La Malbaie
  • Travel through the scenic Charlevoix region, enjoying gourmet meals created by chefs at Fairmont Le Manoir Richelou hotel
  • Enjoy an on-board gourmet breakfast served by your friendly host
  • Sightsee independently in the charming town of Baie-Saint-Paul and browse its art galleries and shops
  • Marvel at more stunning views between Baie-Saint-Paul and La Malbaie while feasting on a 4-course gourmet dinner

What You Can Expect

Round-Trip Gourmet Train Ride from Quebec: Baie-Saint-Paul and La Malbaie

Gourmet Food While Enjoying Spectacular Sights

Board Le Massif de Charlevoix train at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency Station in Quebec City and then travel northeast into the picture-perfect Charlevoix landscape. Following the shoreline of St Lawrence River, your route includes swathes of eastern Canada’s most stunning countryside, with craggy mountains to one side of you and tranquil riverside vistas on the other.

As you travel, your on-board host will serve a delicious breakfast featuring continental breads, cereal, a hot drink and fruit juice. Enjoy the feast and admire the views as you sit back and relax in your spacious railcar. After a journey of roughly two hours, arrive in the picturesque little town of Baie-Saint-Paul to enjoy three hours at leisure (or two hours if traveling between August 20 and October 14).

Baie-Saint-Paul station is a short walk from the town's top attractions and sites, so take a stroll into the center to discover its delights. Perhaps wander along its main street -- Rue-St-Jean-Baptiste -- and browse its quirky art galleries, boutique shops and candy stores, or visit a café for a snack. Be sure not to eat too much, as your 4-course dinner will be served back on your train! All entrance fees, activities and food in the town are at your own expense.

Make your way back to the station at the pre-arranged time, and then board your train, heading further north along the banks of St Lawrence River toward La Malbaie. Enjoy the first two courses of your 4-course meal on this leg of the journey, and then enjoy a short break in La Malbaie (roughly half an hour) before looping back around and returning to Baie-Saint-Paul. Stop for another half-hour break at the station and then travel further south to Quebec City. Your train tour ends at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency Station in the late evening.

Sample Dinner Menu
1st course

Jardin des Chefs beet salad ‒ Miel des Éboulements honey glazed pecans Verger Pedneault cider cream Apple chips

2nd course
Roasted Atlantic salmon ‒ vinaigrette grenobloise
Ebony risotto ‒ Saint-Fidèle cheese
or
Grilled Veau de Charlevoix veal tenderloin ‒ organic prosciutto
Dominus beer ‒ rosemary rösti

3rd Course (Preselect your main course)
Roasted Atlantic salmon ‒ vinaigrette grenobloise ‒ ebony risotto
Saint-Fidèle cheese
or
Grilled Veau de Charlevoix veal tenderloin ‒ organic prosciutto
Dominus beer ‒ rosemary rösti
or
Pork sampler:
Honey mustard-crusted medallions + shepherd’s pie with organic braised pork shoulder Port reduction
or
Quinoa gateau ‒ spinach + oyster mushrooms ‒ zucchini rosette
fried rice noodles ‒ sun-dried tomato oil

4th course
Dessert trio: season’s freshest field berries
Blueberry macaroon ‒ chocolate raspberry tarragon pavé ‒ strawberry brunoise Mistelle mousseli estragon/brunoise de fraise mousseline de mistelle
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