Île d'Orléans

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


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.


St-Pierre de l'Île-d'Orléans


The island is a popular destination for daytrippers and bicyclists.





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]


Stay safe[edit]

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