Bonjour and welcome to Three Pines Tours!

Join us!
Louise and Gilles are delighted that you are considering visiting Three Pines.

We invite you to discover the charming villages and beautiful sights of the Eastern Townships that have inspired Louise Penny to write such great novels for us.

Louise & Gilles

Let us take you on this journey through fabled Three Pines and follow what inspired Louise to write The Brutal Telling, How The Light Gets In, Dead Cold, The Cruelest Month, Still Life and The Murder Stone…etc. Unearth the canvas where Armand, Clara, Myrna, Ruth, Gabri, Olivier, and Reine-Marie come to life in the printed word.

The tour comprises a mélange of locations that have triggered Louise’s imagination and will captivate yours too. This tour is presented in five Chapters.

A day of discovery:
The Three Pines Inspirational Trail

Chapter One:

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.

Chapter Two:

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.

Chapter Three:

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.

Chapter Four:

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.

Chapter Five:

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.


Three Pines Tour:

This exclusive experience follows Louise Penny’s inspiration for Three Pines and in Gamache’s footsteps.

All Chapters  $ 335 cdn / person, full day

Prices are subject to local taxes.
Montreal departures can be arranged at an extra cost.

Group Tours:

Choose your visit date. Choose your Chapters.
Contact us and we will create a customized itinerary for you.
Offered May through October.

And so the Adventure


  • Tour transportation
  • Your accompanying raconteur
  • Afternoon amuse-bouches
  • All admissions and visits listed in the chapters

Does not include:

  • Taxes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Shopping treasures

A la carte activities are available to complement your discovery:

Taste the region

Local wineries

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.

Cruising Away

Cruise on Lake Memphremagog

Cruise magnificent Lake Memphremagog aboard a luxury yacht and be seduced by the scenery. Enjoy a delicious lunch. Three hours from beginning to end.

  • 3 hours
Things to Do

Eastern Townships

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!

Local Aubergistes

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.

Give-back to Three Pines

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.

For information and reservation:

Contact: Louise Cadieux
Phone: 450 242-2209

We look forward to hearing from you!