In earning the title of UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve in November 1988, the Charlevoix region became the world's first inhabited region to be honoured with this status. The region abounds with unique natural wonders, including the highest cliffs east of the Canadian Rockies—much to the delight of rock-climbing enthusiasts—as well as one of the world's most awe-inspiring fjords, the Saguenay.
Don't miss the activities, festivals and many events taking place in the region. See the calendar of events on Tourisme Charlevoix's website.
Sports and Leisure
The Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu Golf Club offers golfers a world-class, 27-hole course. The region is also home to other golf courses.
Whales inhabit all the oceans of the world, but only in the St. Lawrence you can see such a wide variety of these great creatures and other smaller marine mammals. Cruises up the Saguenay or whale-watching cruises departing from the dock at Baie-Sainte-Catherine and Tadoussac.
The Mont Grand-Fonds Ski Centre is located only 15 km (9.3 mi) from the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu.
Le Massif de Petite-Rivière-Saint-François is located 80 km (49.7 mi) from the hotel.
- Fishing and hunting
View all the outdoor activities available in the Charlevoix region.
Arts and Culture
Observatoire astronomique de Charlevoix
The Observatoire astronomique de Charlevoix will make you discover the night sky through the eye of their telescope as well the only scale model of the solar system in Canada.
The Charlevoix Art & Culture Circuit
Come and admire the arts of the Charlevoix region by following the Charlevoix Art & Culture Circuit and visiting art galleries and painters' workshops.
Discover the Musée de Charlevoix's collections and exhibitions where pages of history are presented and works by local and other Québec artists are exhibited.
Musée maritime de Charlevoix
Formerly a naval shipyard, the Musée maritime de Charlevoix now recounts local maritime history and gives visitors an opportunity to admire two magnificent schooners that witnessed the captivating era of coastal shipbuilding.
Papeterie Saint-Gilles — économusée du papier
Papeterie Saint-Gilles is a traditional papermaking workshop where visitors can see craftspeople producing fine cotton paper inlaid with regional leaves and flowers. This workshop, paper museum and store make up the first economuseum of paper in Canada.
For over 20 years, Domaine Forget, a renowned music and dance academy, has welcomed students from around the world who come to perfect their skills.
Charlevoix is considered to be Quebec's gourmet region par excellence. Its culinary chefs and agricultural producers have designed superb menus that will satisfy the most discriminating palate.
See list of restaurants.
The Flavour Trail
The Flavour Trail is an original and delicious itinerary that includes regional producers and restaurants who gladly welcome visitors and enable them to discover the most exquisite local delicacies.
Spa and Relaxation
Amerispa Health and Beauty Centre
Amerispa Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu offers you a vast selection of health and beauty services. To relax during an hour break or indulge yourself in a complete day of pampering.