An Insider's Guide to Île d'Orleans


When out-of-town family or friends come to visit Québec City, Île d'Orléans is always on the schedule. Colonized in the early 17th century, Île d'Orléans is filled with wineries, cidreries, and farms growing fruits and vegetables for Québec City restaurants and markets. There are lavender fields, museums, and a variety of casse-croûte and restaurants. It's a foodie's paradise and a quiet getaway destination.

I love the island, and visit a lot throughout the year – a benefit of living in Québec City! In some ways, Île d'Orléans is like a second home, and this guide is my way of introducing you to all my favourite places.

In this guide you'll find:

• an interactive map featuring some of my favourite places
• things to see + do
• a self-guided wine tour
• artisanal shops (all my favs!)
• casse-croûtes + restaurants
• cabanes à sucre
• where to sleep
• camping on île d'orléans
• 2-day itinerary
• getting there/around
• general info, helpful tips, and advice
• île d'orléans trip list (interactive)

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