Baie-Saint-Paul, about 7500 people, is nestled in a valley in the Charlevoix region, 93 km (60 mi) from Quebec City following Road 138. Famous for its amazing views, Baie-Saint-Paul is a rather big town by Quebec’s standards.
Established in 1678, the town of Baie-St-Paul is one of the oldest settlements in Quebec. Visitors cans still encounter two-century-old buildings in traditional Quebec’s residential architectural style.
Today, Baie-St-Paul is well known as Artists’ Paradise because many of Quebec’s famous artists lived or spent their holidays there attracted by the beauty of the landscape providing an endless source of inspiration. The town boasts a number of art galleries and fascinating craft boutiques. Guests can wander along the banks of Gouffre River or Saint-Joseph Street with its mansard roofs.
A two-kilometer stroll along Sainte-Anne Street leads visitors to the pier, where sea kayaking, canoeing, sailing, bicycling, cruises, and a number of family activities are offered to the visitors.
A beautiful beach embraces the pier, along with a lovely wooded area with a walking path perfect for bird-watchers.
At the gateway to Mountain Drive, an 8-km trail Les Florents invites hikers, snow-shoers, and Nordic skiers keen on exploring the Charlevoix’s amazing backcountry.