Escaping to the beautiful Chaudière-Appalaches region inevitably means making a stop in the sumptuous Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière garden.
We are indeed under the spell of the picturesque period in this large garden that’s open to the public. Albert Mondor, spokesperson for the Association des Jardins du Québec, describes it as absolutely perfect: “Located on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière fascinates with its rich and unique history. Embracing one of the estate’s huge, century-old black walnut trees brings me a lot of fulfillment every time.” Yes, the black walnut trees, more than a hundred years old, are absolutely majestic and are the emblems of the garden. Your stroll through the property will take you past the large vegetable garden, 2,300 varieties of flowers, ponds and a visit to the Manor House, which has been converted into an interpretation center. Those who enjoy a good hike will also benefit from privileged access to the St. Lawrence River. For more information, visit Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière.
Lotbinière, a region rich in heritage and landscapes
Around the garden, there are many old stone houses and beautiful churches. Why not take a little tour of the region’s religious heritage? Then, in Lotbinière, stock up on award-winning wines at La Charloise. Take the opportunity to fill your pantry with jams, jellies and syrups made from berries, also grown on site. On the way, stop in Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly at Du côté de chez Swann for tasty Breton pancakes or for a delicious ice cream at Fromagerie Bergeron.
After this magical day, drop off your suitcases in the warm, rural atmosphere of La Maison Normand, a beautiful old residence perched on the cliff above the St. Lawrence River.
Chaudière-Appalaches Tourism, Live It For Real
An escape to the beautiful Chaudière-Appalaches region inevitably means making a stop at the sumptuous Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière garden. Visiting this garden is a great excuse to explore all there is to see in the surroundings.
To get to Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière garden, there is only one option: take the emblematic Route 132. This superb “Route des Navigateurs” runs along the river for a large part of the route and crosses some of the most beautiful villages in the province (Lotbinière and Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly). A bit like the landscape approach that inspired Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière, the route is just as important as the destination!
A visit to Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière garden fits perfectly with a tour of the gardens of the picturesque period of the Quebec region or even a weekend getaway in the Chaudiere Appalaches region to fill up on gourmet discoveries and magnificent rural landscapes.