A picturesque loyalist village on Lake Memphremagog that was the inspiration for The Cruellest Month and the site of the ‘Old Hadley House’. Coffee and a delicious homebaked tasty titbit will keep you going.
The community of monks of Abbey Saint-Benoit-du-Lac live according to the monastic rule written by Saint Benedict (480-547). They seek God in prayer, work and fraternal life. This beautiful site, overlooking Lake Memphremagog and an apple orchard, is the inspiration for A Beautiful Mystery. The guided tour will include time to hear famous Gregorian chants and visit the gift shop to purchase their award winning cheeses.
Lunch time. Dependent upon your choice, lunch would be either at a local eatery or at Manoir Hovey. An historical Relais & Châteaux property on the shores of Lake Massawippi. Known as Manoir Bellechasse, in The Murder Stone.
Jane’s painting from Still Life, and featured in the movie Fair Day, awaits us, amongst other unique artifacts in the historical museum. We continue onward to meet Lucy and Dany who are ready to welcome us with their big smiles (and shelves full of Louise’s books) at the Book Store made famous in How The Light Gets In. Our discovery continues to the oldest library in the Eastern Townships, so get ready to test your knowledge of the famous Three Pines residents. You may win some prizes. A unique collaboration makes it possible for you to view a collection of curios sent to Louise by you, her worldwide fans.
In a nearby village, nestled in gorgeous scenery, we stop at the small white chapel which was the inspiration in The Brutal Telling. For a moment, time stands still. Then, let’s relax as Armand, Clara, Myrna do regularly, and have a little wine and cheese. Visit the boulangerie featured in The Cruellest Month followed by some free time to find treasures in the shops.
We invite you to the Great British Tea Parthé. You will be transported to the Victorian era. A period decor with flowers and lace, tasty scones and sandwiches, delicate tea cups contribute to the ‘posh’ atmosphere of that time. Pearls, gloves and hats are, of course, a must! You will be entertained by the infamous Lady Agatha Bumblebuttom who shares the intricacies of this tradition... in her own particular way!
A carefully crafted walking tour highlighting Knowlton, a village with a rich and fascinating heritage, colourful Victorian architecture, breathtaking landscapes, quaint shops and restaurants. A canvas of inspiration and of murder-solving for Armand. Your local raconteur will greet you and reveal the village’s heritage molded by both French immigrants and British Loyalists, making it strongly Canadian as well as Quebecois. Revel in the Brome County Historical museum’s secrets. At our next stop, an historical costumed character will appear and a delicious homemade surprise will be served.
The region of Three Pines is the birthplace of Quebec’s viticulture. It features 22 vineyards that offer delicious rosés to strong reds and let’s not forget ice cider made from Quebec apples. Walk through the grapevines and soak in the great scenery. Tastings and tours are offered by most wineries.
Cruise magnificent Lake Memphremagog aboard a luxury yacht and be seduced by the scenery. Enjoy a delicious lunch and be delighted with your outing to the village whom inspired Louise for The Cruellest Month and the site of the ‘Old Hadley House’. Three hours from beginning to end.