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A cultural tour of the Petite Nation

Fans of art and culture will enjoy this tour featuring various artists eager to share their passion and their stories. Visit historic buildings, many of them dating back to the founding of the Municipality of Montebello in 1878.

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502 Notre-Dame St.
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1L0
Canada

ChocoMotive is an artisanal chocolate company that uses authentic know-how to make its products. Visit the chocolate shop, watch chocolate being made in the open workshop, and learn about chocolate around the world! ChocoMotive offers a traditional array of pralines and seasonal molded treats, as well as an assortment of organic and fair-trade chocolates made with local and Indigenous ingredients. ChocoMotive is a member of the international Economuseum network. Guided tours for groups of 12 or more available on request.

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Groups of 12 or more can request a guided tour of the Chocomotive workshop! Then it's off to the Fairmont Le Château Montebello for a dream night!
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392 Notre-Dame St.
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1L0
Canada

Conveniently located halfway between Montreal and Ottawa, the world's largest log castle truly represents what you would expect of a "true Canadian experience." This architectural marvel has 210 guestrooms and two restaurants with exquisite menus featuring regional products. Beautiful surroundings and year-round activities offer over 40 exciting adventures, including golf, Canada’s only Land Rover off-road Experience, and a spa.

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Choose between the world's largest log cabin or the former presbytery converted into a superb inn.
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545 Notre-Dame St.
Montebello (Québec) J0V 1L0
Canada

Historical Inn in the centre of Montebello.

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Take the heritage walking tour to discover 25 historic houses and buildings, some of which date back to the founding of the Municipality of Montebello in 1878.
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Montebello (Québec)
Canada

Follow this 5-km heritage tour route and discover, step by step, the story of a population that left future generations a rich, deep and vibrant historical legacy. To find your way, consult the tour map, available at the Montebello tourist information office (in the former Montebello train station). Enjoy your visit!

18 km
Discover the charm of a village of yesteryear and the dynamism of a modern village in the heart of Petite Nation.
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20 Bourgeois St.
Saint-André-Avellin (Québec) J0V 1W0
Canada

Surrounded by maple trees shading the statue of the guardian angel dominating the Petite-Nation, the museum houses hundreds of artifacts that capture the traditions of 19th-century pioneers. Linking the wooded trail and the mill lookout, a superb footbridge crosses the river and leads to the Saint-André-Avellin heritage route. Ingenious agricultural tools and equipment are displayed in a utility shed, while an old-fashioned gazebo welcomes speakers and choirs during holidays and other festivities.

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Did you know that the art gallery has been converted into a former general store?
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211 Lac-Grosleau Rd., Rt. 317
Ripon (Québec) J0V 1V0
Canada

Founded in 1999 by artist Michelle Lemire, Solart Studio Gallery is an artistic creation, exhibition and learning centre specializing in sculpture, ceramics, jewellery and foundry. Contemporary jewellery and art objects made of porcelain, bronze, stone, silver and gold are available at the gallery. Solart accepts commissions for private, corporate and public artworks and offers specialized services for emerging and established artists.

12 km
Treat yourself to a good meal made with local products!
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4 Marché St.
Ripon (Québec) J0V 1V0
Canada

Looking for a fun outing? Treat yourself to a trip to the market! You can have lunch or dinner on site, meet over a dozen local producers, and stock up on gourmet products. Depending on the season, you can buy a range of quality products, including fruits and vegetables, plants, cheese, organic flour, bread, meat, cold cuts, wine, olive oil, marinades, jams, honey, maple syrup, and personal care products.

Other attractions

75th Meridian Sundial

Art dans les jardins, Sculpture en deux temps

Atelier Galerie d'art Solart

Atelier Jean-Yves Guindon - Oeuvres originales

Atelier-Galerie Lise Poirier

Bal des citrouilles

Balade patrimoniale à Saint-André-Avellin

Centre d'action culturelle de la MRC de Papineau

Choeur de Pom

Colette Duhaime-Coco-The British Girl Artist

Concerts Duhamellois

Denise Fournier, céramiste

Denise Harvey Desroches

Des soirées en musique!

FemmExpo

Festiv'Arts

Festival Country de Bowman

Festival Country de Papineauville

Festival de la Patate de Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix

Festival rires Petite-Nation

Galerie d'Art 315

Galerie RIHA

La ferme La Macédoine

Lac-Simon Fireworks

Laurence Bietlot alias Lola

Lavandine et cie Yoga

Le Grand Potlatch

Le St-André

Le Vent du Nord

Logfest Montebello

Louise Falstrault, artiste peintre

Marché de Noël

Marché public de la Petite-Nation

Montebello Rock

Musée des Pionniers

Özgen Eryasa

Parc du moulin seigneurial Papineau

Parc national de Plaisance

Petits formats, gros cadeaux

Proson

Rendez-vous des Arts de Papineauville

Rendez-vous touristique en Petite Nation

Savonnerie La Flâneuse

St-André-Avellin Western Festival and Professional Rodeo

The Birla Center for Hast Jyotish

Tournée des Créateurs de la Petite-Nation

Twist Fibre Festival