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Motel & Restaurant Le Vacancier is the perfect location to explore the area's natural surrounding and enjoy the numerous activities that it offers, including  whale-watching cruises.

Bask in the magnificent landscapes and the comfort of our motel rooms and cabins, some equipped with kitchenettes. Ideally located, Motel & Restaurant Le Vacancier features a unique terrace, a verriere and a dining room,  with a magnificent view over the St.Lawrence River and direct access to a private  golden sand beach.. Experience the personalized welcome as you join the Groupe Dufour's extended family.


Nature and culture in perfect harmony

Less than one hour from Quebec City, between the mountains and the sea, the Charlevoix area is a dream destination for any lover of the outdoors. In 1989 Charlevoix was designated a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. With three national parks, one of the best coastlines on earth to see marine life, and spectacular flora and fauna, this region is an absolutely one-of-a-kind tourist destination.

Year round, artists, musicians, writers and painters have been inspired by the beauty of its landscapes. Worthy of note, the painters of the Group of Seven were accustomed to staying at Baie-St-Paul, a town with enormous charm nestled deep inside a picturesque valley.

Whether in the vicinity of La Malbaie, by the river or in the mountains, you’ll be seduced by the area’s quaint villages and welcoming atmosphere.

An inviting array of gastronomic possibilities

Charlevoix is renowned for its gastronomy and its sophisticated inns with their tempting menus, including fine cheeses, duck foie gras, smoked salmon, medaillons of emu and other regional specialities.

Activities and events

Golf, hiking, sea kayaking, canyoning, whale watching, downhill skiing, museums and ecomuseums, nature centres – there is no end of exciting things to do in the area.

Not to be missed

Groupe Dufour whale watching
Add a healthy pinch of sea salt to your vacation diet! A whale watching tour aboard a Groupe Dufour vessel out of Baie Ste-Catherine, Quebec City or Tadoussac is an experience you will remember for a lifetime. Not only will you see whales, you will learn volumes about their fascinating marine environment! Find out more

Domaine Forget
Domaine Forget is celebrating 30 years in business. This summer, classical music lovers are invited to enjoy more than 60 musical performances here. Visit the Website.

To learn more about activities and events in the Charlevoix region, visit the Charlevoix Tourism site.