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Île d'Orléans is an island in the Saint Lawrence river, east of Québec City in Quebec, Canada.

Understand[edit]

The rural, pastoral and historic Île d'Orléans represents the tidal divide of the St. Lawrence, where fresh water begins to mix with the sea. A National Historic Site of Canada, the island has over 600 recognized heritage buildings and six individual municipalities: Sainte-Famille, Saint-François-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Saint-Jean-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Sainte-Pétronille and Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans.

Get in[edit]

The island is joined by Île d'Orléans Bridge to Beauport on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River. Route 368 crosses the bridge and circles the island.

There is a weekday commuter bus (the PLUMobile) which makes four trips daily to Québec City (no weekend service). Many tour buses from Québec City visit the island, often with a stop at Montmorency Falls or the Sainte Anne de Beaupré church on the north shore in the same region.

Get around[edit]

Due to its rural nature, a car is likely the best way around the island; cycling is also an option

  • Taxi de l'Ile272 chemin Royal, Saint-Pierre-de-l'Ile-d'Orleans +1 418-828-0033.

See[edit]

St-Pierre de l'Île-d'Orléans

Do[edit]

The island is a popular destination for daytrippers and bicyclists.

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Sainte Famille[edit]

  • Au Toit Bleu3879 chemin Royale, Ste Famille +1 418-829-1078. Five rooms, some with private bath. Wi-fi. Full breakfast and vegetarian breakfast. $85-120.
  • Gîte à la Brunante3469, chemin Royal, Sainte-Famille +1 418-829-2624fax: +1 418-829-0686. Three rooms, some with private bath, full breakfast. $85-95/single + $30/additional person.

Saint Jean[edit]

  • Au Giron de l'Isle120 chemin des Lieges, Saint-Jean-de-I'lle-d'Orleans +1 418-829-0985, toll-free: +1-888-280-6636. Check-in: 4PM, check-out: 11AM. Three rooms with private bath, garden or river views, some have balcony or TV. $134-160.

Saint Laurent[edit]

  • Auberge l'Ile Flottante1657, chemin Royal, Saint-Laurent-de-l'Ile-d'Orleans +1 418-828-9476. Waterfront terrace, five rooms with private bath in 1836 ancestral home, open year-round. French, English, Italian. Cottage $150-187 for two to five people. $90-115.

Sainte Petronille[edit]

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