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 will also be part of your discovery. Coffee and a delicious homebaked tasty titbit will keep you going.
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 hear their famous Gregorian chants and browse the gift shop which showcases their award winning cheeses.
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.
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. 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 drive by the small white chapel the inspiration for St-Thomas Church, mentioned in so many books. 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.
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, 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, and featured in the movie Fair Day, awaits us, amongst other unique artifacts in the historical museum. We continue onward to meet Lucy and Danny who are ready to welcome us with their big smiles (and shelves full of Louise’s books) at the Book Store. Our discovery continues to the oldest library in the Eastern Townships, where a unique collaboration makes it possible for you to view a collection of curios sent to Louise by you, her worldwide fans. At our next stop, 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.
If you intend to visit Québec City you may want to do the Bury Your Dead, two and a half hour walking tour. The tour follows the trail of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as he investigates the murder of a local amateur archeologist, whose body was found in the cellar of the Québec Literary and Historical Society. Explore Old Québec City’s narrow streets with your guide and see with your own eyes the places where life and work bring Armand Gamache.