The inspiration for A Beautiful Mystery, the Saint-Gilbert-entre-les-Loups Monastery is a beautiful site, overlooking a grand lake, surrounded by gorgeous mountains and a apple orchard. Your visit will include time to browse the gift shop which showcases their award winning cheeses and possibly hear the Gregorian chants.
Manoir Bellechasse, featured in The Murder Stone and where Armand and Reine-Marie go each year for their anniversary. Soak in the grandeur of this beautiful historical Relais & Châteaux property on the shores of a lake originally named by the first nation. This could be a lunch stop as well.
A picturesque village on Lake Memphremagog is the inspiration for The Cruellest Month and the site of the ‘Old Hadley House’ featured in several books. Mr. Beliveau’s General Store and Saint-Thomas Church will also be part of your discovery. This could be a lunch stop.
The hearth of Three Pines, a village with a rich and fascinating heritage, colourful Victorian architecture, 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. Jane’s painting from Still Life 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 famous Brome Lake Books.
In a nearby village, nestled in gorgeous scenery, for a moment time stands still. A stop at Sarah’s boulangerie is a must with their mouthwatering delicacies. Then, let’s relax as Armand, Clara, Myrna Ruth and Reine-Marie do regularly, and have a little wine and cheese.
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. Three hours from beginning to end.
There are many good reasons to plan an outing to the Townships! Sports, nature and outdoor activities, arts, culture and heritage, events, festivals and more!
For those of you who come from afar, local aubergistes are looking forward to welcoming you. Please ask us for recommendations. We will be happy to help you find the perfect fit.
Why not make a difference while you visit by donating a children’s book; English or French. Your books will be donated to a Reading to an Animal program of “Mains dans la Mains” This is an activity for children with reading difficulties. The non-judgment of the animal allows the child to reduce his stress when faced with challenges and to experiment small victories. This promotes self-esteem and allows the child to open up more and lessen his discomfort with reading.