Nautical Machines Museum – Voitures d’Eau Museum
This museum is located on the Hazelnut Island or Isle-aux-Coudres, in the middle of the majestic Saint-Lawrence River.
In the island’s typically coastal setting, Captain Eloi Perron founded, in 1973, a museum of nautical a unique place, rich with insular traditions of friendliness and hospitality.
The museum pays tribute to the maritime history of the island and it preserves for future generations souvenirs of the past. Guests relive a period of Quebec’s history marked by the fancies of a nature that was as rude as it was demanding for those courageous islanders.
The Perron family built also a belvedere and an observatory, standing at more than 100 feet above sea level. The observatory offers a superb point of view on three distinct tourist regions and is accessible by car, but a bucolic stroll to a tower is much better for your health, of course.
Visitors can stay at the hotel-motel Les Voitures d’eau which serves high quality cuisine in its dinning room, La Mariniere, and offers many interesting packages to make guests’ stay a most memorable one.
Address of the Museum Voitures d’Eau and of the motel :
1933, Coudriers Road, Isle-aux-Coudres