Ottawa, the national capital, is located 90 miles (145 kilometers) southwest of Esterel, while Montreal is 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the southeast.
While it can be tempting to limit yourself to just the local sights when holidaying in Esterel, keep in mind that Lanaudiere - Laurentides' numerous scenic and cultural delights are never more than a day trip away. Interesting places in the vicinity of Esterel are Mille Isles, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the northeast, and St. Jerome, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the north.
Once you've fully explored Esterel, why not check out the nearest regional area. Joliette lies 30 miles (48 kilometers) away and is home to attractions including Saint-Charles-Borromee Cathedral, Base de Roc Golf Club and Joliette Golf Club. Galeries Joliette Shopping Center and Renaud Park are just a few of the many other visitor attractions on offer here.
Visitors in Lanaudiere - Laurentides often go to the area's open-air exhibits. A useful technique to really get a sense of a place is by learning about its past. While here, take the time to stop by the area's historic bridges.
Why don't you take advantage of a good local guide and book a tour? Guided nature walks are popular here. Why don't you relax and enjoy during gentle pastimes such as camping and beach combing. Both activities are popular with both travelers and locals alike.
Always remember, travel is one of the few things you can buy that makes you richer. Your time in this city will leave you with a treasure trove of memories.