Incorporated on 14 April 1930, the village of Palmarolle is home to about 1500 people. This charming little community is located seven miles from La Sarre.
Palmarolle is one of the nicest villages of Quebec. It boasts numerous attractions including the Dagenais River, where vacationers are welcome to use the marina facilities for easy access to the Lake Abitibi.
As to other attractions, we can suggest visiting the following places:
- Art Gallery of Palmarolle in what was formerly the blacksmith’s shop;
- Les Beaux-Arts Rose Bonheur offering weekly art courses, interspersed with tourist activities;
- Exhibition Rogatien Vachon featuring the outstanding career of the goalkeeper Rogatien Vachon in the national League of hockey from 1967 till 1982;
- Bistro des Arts, where guests cans admire an exhibition of the works of the regional artists while enjoying delicious freshly ground coffee and home made pastries. Here, guests can also buy works, crafts, and various home-made gifts;
- Notre-Dame de la Confiance Sanctuary that more than 7,000 tourists come to see every year. It is easily accessible and fills the mind and heart with sweet memories.
As to accommodations, the campground Camping Rotary de Palmarolle is available by Lake Abitibi, only a minute away from a large public beach with breathtaking sunsets. This camping offers 133 camping spaces complete with water, electricity, lavatories, showers, boat ramp, snack bar, community hall, and playground.
Besides, the Chalets Abitibi near the lake are also ready to receive guests.
They are perfect for a couple or a small family. Every chalet has a bedroom on mezzanine with 2 double beds, a simple bed, and a futon.