Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois

Travel Guide
Le Massif de Charlevoix featuring a gondola and a river or creek

Beauty never rests in a place that’s ideal for all seasons. Travel and stay in this small area with much to offer the outdoor enthusiast.

The municipality of Petite-Rivière-Saint-François in Québec’s Charlevoix region measures about 3.7 miles (6 kilometers) long and has enough tranquility to calm the most stressed individuals. Tucked into the bank of the St. Lawrence River, the area’s views are incredible from the shoreline and up the side of the weathered Laurentian mountain range. Pick a clear day to hike into the mountains for sweeping views over the river. When it’s overcast, look down on the tops of clouds.

The town is adjacent to Le Massif de Charlevoix, with winter skiing options that include magnificent views. In other seasons the spot is a haven for hiking and cycling. Choose from a variety of accommodations such as rental houses, inns and chalets that become your base as you explore the historic region that was first settled in 1675.

Visit La Maison Gabrielle-Roy, dedicated to the celebrated Canadian author whose promoting of the arts is the attraction’s theme. The community’s Frère Vianney Chapel is a charming period building open to summer visitors. Maillard Chapel in the village contains a collection of work produced by local craftspeople and painters.

About 13 miles (21 kilometers) north along the shoreline is Baie-Saint-Paul. Visit the city’s selection of galleries and interesting stores, many with food items as specialties. Walk through town or take the horse-drawn Festi-Bus and listen to a complete narrative of sites along the way. One interesting spot is Maison Mère Baie-St-Paul, originally a convent that now has displays of historical and cultural importance.

Experience a unique ride, Cani-Trot, at La Reine et Le Millionnaire in Sentiers des Caps de Charlevoix. This scooter-like vehicle towed by a dog is a novel way to discover a forest. Alternatively, hike or ski through this picturesque area. The attraction is south of Petite-Rivière-Saint-François near Saint-Tite-des-Caps.

Find Petite-Rivière-Saint-François and other areas by driving north from Québec City. Take a scenic rail trip of the region on the Train de Charlevoix, which boards at Baie-Saint-Paul.

Auberge Le Four à Pain
Auberge Le Four à Pain
3.5 out of 5
968 rue Principale, Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois, QC
The price is $108 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
Located in Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois, this beachfront inn is in the city center, 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Le Massif de Charlevoix, and within 16 mi (25 km) of ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (135 reviews)
"Accueil chaleureux et personnel sympathique, propreté impeccable et service A"

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2022

Auberge Le Four à Pain
La Côte d'Or
La Côte d'Or
3 out of 5
348, rue Principale, Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois, QC
The price is $108 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
Situated in Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois, this golf inn is 4.6 mi (7.4 km) from Le Massif de Charlevoix and within 12 mi (20 km) of Golf de Baie-Saint-Paul ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (170 reviews)
"Picturesque location, definitely recommend"

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021

La Côte d'Or
Les Sommets Charlevoix
Les Sommets Charlevoix
4 out of 5
15, chemin du Versant, Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois, QC
Situated in the mountains, this cottage is 5.5 mi (8.8 km) from Le Massif de Charlevoix and within 12 mi (20 km) of Golf de Baie-Saint-Paul and Contemporary ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (66 reviews)
CLEAN PLACE great location
"CLEAN PLACE great location, and great views of the surroundings"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Les Sommets Charlevoix
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Les Sommets Charlevoix
Les Sommets Charlevoix
4 out of 5
15, chemin du Versant, Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois, QC
Situated in the mountains, this cottage is 5.5 mi (8.8 km) from Le Massif de Charlevoix and within 12 mi (20 km) of Golf de Baie-Saint-Paul and Contemporary ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (66 reviews)
CLEAN PLACE great location
"CLEAN PLACE great location, and great views of the surroundings"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Les Sommets Charlevoix
Les Caches de la Grande Pointe
Les Caches de la Grande Pointe
4 out of 5
1350 Rue Principale, Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois, QC
Situated in Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois, this apartment building is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Le Massif de Charlevoix and within 16 mi (25 km) of Golf de Baie-Saint-Paul ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (4 reviews)
"Excellent location for our visit."

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Les Caches de la Grande Pointe
Les Refuges
Les Refuges
4 out of 5
1350 Rue Principale, Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois, QC
Situated in Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois, this chalet is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Le Massif de Charlevoix and within 20 mi (32 km) of Golf de Baie-Saint-Paul and ...
Les Refuges
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