Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Île d'Orléans

It wouldn't be a vacation without a trip to an island. There's always something different to explore on Île d'Orléans.

La Nougaterie Québec

As we rode around on Île d'Orléans we passed by La Nougaterie Québec. We turned around and went back. Nougats remind me of France so we had to have some.

Vignoble Ste-Pétronille

We came across Vignoble Ste-Pétronille, a winery with a tasting room and had to stop. They were very helpful in selecting some wines and we left with a small selection.

The vineyards were a perfect place for a photo.

Promenade Horatio Walker

Horatio Walker was a famous Canadian artist who lived on Île d'Orléans. This hard to find street leads to his house but also was the terminus of the ice bridge that was used in the winters before the Pont de Île d'Orléans was built.

The Promenade has great views of Québec City and Chute-Montmorency.

Oh, how to find it? When you get to Chocolaterie de l'Ile d'Orleans, you just passed it.

Chocolaterie de l'Ile d'Orleans

Just beyond Promenade Horatio Walker is Chocolaterie de l'Ile d'Orleans. You can smell the aroma when you step out of the car. If the chocolate isn't enough to tempt you there's a restaurant that serves crème glacée.

Auberge La Goéliche

On the very tip of Île d'Orléans is Auberge La Goéliche, a hotel/restaurant. The views of Québec City and the St. Lawrence are incredible.

The restaurant caters primarily to the hotel guests. When we arrived we were asked what room we were staying in. The menu was very limited. We had the halibut and the lamb chop. The halibut was fine but the lamb chop was fatty and tough. And the table service was slow.

Enjoy the views from the parking lot and eat somewhere else.

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