Relaxation in the Petite-Nation
Life sure is simpler in a jacuzzi. In the Outaouais, let nature and your hosts' good cares melt the stress of everyday life away.
Take time off in the Petite-Nation and soak in the beauty of the surroundings. Fall in love with this part of the region's magical scenery. Enjoy a meal at le Café du Bistrot in St-André-Avellin, with an innovative cuisine highlighting the very best of the region's fresh products. Be dazzled by the panorama along Route des Zingues' trails. Sign your hardships away of listen to the sound of silence by Lac Marcault and after a full day, rest at more than cozy Auberge Couleurs de France. Deep in the woods by Petit lac Preston, this round wood chalet offers splendid food, warm beds and a jacuzzi in every room. A nice massage and a trip in the outdoor sauna will end your day on a high note. Hear that? That's the nordic bath calling you.
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Saint-André-Avellin (Québec) J0V 1W0
Fresh, modern, refined cuisine showcased in St-André-Avellin. Wood-oven pizza.
The trail of the Route des Zingues goes through lakes Gagnon and Preston in the municipality of Duhamel where you can discover different landscapes. In 2011, the Routes des Zigues approved as a National Trail. In the future, this trail will join the Laurentian part of the National trail à la Minerve and Labelle via Mount Resther in the Réserve faunique de Papineau-Labelle. The trail map is available at City Hall of Duhamel or on the website. The path starts near the beach south of Lac Gagnon. N46 04.177 W75 05.530. During hunting season, it is strictly forbidden to be in the Réserve Papineau-Labelle unless you have a permit issued by the RFPL. You can rent snowshoes at Carrefour duhamellois, 1899 Principal, Duhamel.
Duhamel (Québec) J0V1G0
Log cabin on the edge of Lac Preston, in the forest. Ten rooms equipped with whirlpool tubs and fire place. The restaurant serves gastronomic French cuisine. Nearby activities: snowmobiling, ATV, ice fishing, luge, Nordic skiing, dog-sledding, downhill skiing, water-skiing, cycling, golf, rafting, hunting and fishing.