Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse is a lovely community of about 2,000 people, located about 12 miles east of Levis, in the Chaudiere-Appalaches Region, Bellechasse County.
St. Michel is a rural community. Stretching along the St. Lawrence shore about only 20 miles from Québec City, St-Michel seduces guests with its superb view of the river estuary and its channel, ocean-going ships and D’Orleans Island against a backdrop of Laurentian Mountains.
In fact, the river is accessible from its streets. The village of St. Michel-de-Bellechasse was chosen as one of the top twenty nicest villages in the province of Quebec. Indeed, Old St. Michel displays a remarkable collection of white wooden houses in the various neo-classical styles of the 19th Century, with flower-patterned terraces, handrails, entrance porches, curved roofs, dormers and variety of decorative elements. It has a lovely marina with outdoor cafe, beach and Riverside Park.
In addition to the convent and church, the presbytery dating back to 1739 and Notre-Dame de Lourdes Chapel, built in 1879, are unique.
The Benoit Lacroix library, the heritage walk, artist’s workshops and the Voiturier Museum (miniature carriage maker), farms and their old houses, golf and summer theatre make this village throb with activity.
Road 281 passes through the village.