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Saguenay and Lake Saint-Jean – Canada Part 2

It has been a while since I last posted as we were busy getting our flat renovated… So, finally back with a second post about our trip to Canada. After a relaxing weekend in Les Laurentides, we headed straight North to La Baie. As Europeans, we slightly under-estimated the time it would take us to reach Saguenay and therefore did a little stop in Québec to have a quick lunch, which I will tell you more about soon 🙂 So, if you go to Canada, you’d better be prepared to do quite a lot of driving 🙂 At the end of the day, we finally arrived in Saguenay and more precisely La Baie, to visit our friends. The next morning, we decided to drive to Lake Saint-Jean which is so big you can’t see the other side of the shore. I think we were a bit too early in the season and some of the places we wanted to see on our way there were not opened yet. When we finally got to Roberval on Lake Saint-Jean shore, we had a little walk around but there was nothing that special to see (and it was freezing!). We quickly checked out the eco-museum bakery which is making American style bread (the texture is closest to a sweet-bun). I am not sure I would recommend the drive unless you are combining this day trip with more activities such as the ghost village of Val-Jabert (still closed for the winter season when we drove past) and Saint-Félicien zoo (we heard really good things about it from our friends and apparently, you can even camp with the caribous!). On the way back we stopped by Chez Mado, a nice little ‘casse-croûte’ on the side of the road, where the main customers are truck drivers 🙂
We then spent the rest of the day walking around Saguenay: the shores of La Baie, the little white house (the only house that was left standing after the floods of 1996), the harbour and the old pulp mill in Chicoutimi. We finished this intense day in a really cool micro-brewery called La Voie Maltée whose beers have fun names like the killjoy, the bra, the grumpy etc. The beers were excellent (they are even globally renowned!) and the ribs we had to go with them were delicious! Definitely a place I would recommend you to stop by!
Next time will be about our drive along the fjord up to Saint Catherine bay and Les Escoumins. If you want to read all the posts about our trip, you will find the links below! Follow me on Facebook and Instagram to discover more about my little world!

Part 1: Les Laurentides
Part 2: Saguenay and Saint Jean Lake
Part 3: The fjord and Les Escoumins
Part 4: Baie-Saint-Paul
Part 5: Quebec
Part 6: Quebec Foodie Guide
Part 7: Orleans Island and Montmorency Waterfall

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Have a nice day!
xxx
Helene

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11 Comments

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    Sarah, Les Jolis Mondes
    July 20, 2015 at 5:47 am

    Je ne connais que très peu le Québec (je ne suis allée qu'à Montréal, quand je vivais à Toronto), mais ça me donne envie d'y retourner ! La côte ouest du Canada m'attire beaucoup aussi 🙂

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    Le Blog de Sienna Lou
    July 20, 2015 at 6:55 am

    Je rêve de découvrir ce pays avec ma petite famille! Bisous

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    Héléna Genty
    July 28, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Wouaw! Ces photos sont juste MA-GNI-FI-QUES
    Bises,

    http://WWW.THETRENDYGIRL.FR

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    Anne-Charlotte
    August 10, 2015 at 7:41 am

    Whaouuu, ces grands espaces de nature…. Ca me donne super envie!! C'est un de nos prochains voyages c'est sûr! En attendant, on part dans quelques jours en Australie :))

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    Excuse me, I am French
    September 20, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Contente que ça te plaise ! Moi aussi la côte Ouest me fais envie 🙂
    Bisous Sarah

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    Excuse me, I am French
    September 20, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    C'est un très joli pays et facile à visiter avec des enfants. Par contre il faut prévoir de quoi s'occuper pour les trajets assez longs 🙂
    Bisous

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    Excuse me, I am French
    September 20, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Merci 🙂 Bisous

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    Excuse me, I am French
    September 20, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    Top l'Australie ! Ça me fait bien envie aussi 🙂 Bon voyage !

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