Local Tastes Road Trip,
For those who are always hungry

This road trip is perfect for gourmet lovers who want to discover the tastes of the Eastern Townships. Picnic in the bucolic lavender fields of Bleu Lavande and then enjoy a fantastic champagne experience at Le Cep d’Argent vineyard. For your sweet tooth, head to the Miellerie Lune de Miel honey producer to discover the delicious secrets of bees, and then off to Domaine Ives Hill to discover blackcurrants and all its wonders…And for those who are die-hard gourmets, you must visit the farmers market at Sherbrooke’s Marché de la Gare.

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Bleu and Bubbles

Nestled at the top of a hill in the heart of the Eastern Townships, you will find Canada’s largest lavender producer. Bleu Lavande opens its doors to awaken your senses! You can enjoy a picnic basket with local flavours surrounded by lavender, a plant with many virtues. Complete your visit with a champagne experience at Cep d’Argent. Learn how champagne is made from the Scieur family, who have been making this bubbly joy for more than six generations.

Bleu Lavande

Lune de Miel Honey Producer

Located five minutes from Sherbrooke, the Bee Interpretation Centre offers guided tours about the secret lives of bees and honey production. Watch bees in action through a glassed-in hive. Fascinating! Taste different unpasteurised pure kinds of honey, candy and other products from the hive. The boutique has more than 100 products made from the world of bees. 

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Marché de la Gare

During the summer, Le Marché de la Gare is an outdoor farmers market where you can find fruits and vegetables grown by proud local producers. Throughout the year you can also buy cheeses from a cheese shop offering local and international products, a local butcher selling local fresh and dried meats, and a gelateria where you can cool off enjoying one of their homemade gelatos and sorbets. Enjoy your local treats while viewing the Lac des Nations on the sunny patio!

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Massawippi Bike Trail

The Grandes-Fourche bike network is one of the most complex Quebec networks. Bike paths, designated paths and bike lanes make up the six sectors. Built on a former rail line, the Massapwippi trail is 15 km long and very much appreciated by bike lovers of any level. The landscape is breathtaking. You will bike by Bishop’s University, the Capleton Mine and arrive at the village of North Hatley. Stop to take a breath, enjoy the view, or grab something to eat!

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Pick-Your-Own Fruit

Many farmers in the region allow you to pick your own fruits and vegetables. Starting in June, with the honeyberry harvest, up to December with cut-your-own Christmas trees, you will find everything. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackcurrant, flowers, sour cherries, redcurrant, blackberries, seabuckthorn, apples, pears, plums, elderberry, chokeberry, grapes, pumpkins, asparagus and other vegetables can be found around the Eastern Townships. In the city of Sherbrooke, go to Sainte-Catherine, St-Élie, and the Bernier Roberge farms to pick the freshest products you can get!

Domaine Ives Hill

Located on the shores of the Moe River in Compton, Domaine Ives Hill specialises in growing and processing blackcurrant. During your visit, you can taste different blackcurrant products, either in the bistro or while enjoying a cocktail while enjoying the view of their beautiful flower and blackcurrant fields. You will also find a walking path, places to relax next to the river and picnic areas on this enchanting site. Their alcoholic products, food, health and beauty products will charm you.

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Hôtel Le Président
Situated at the junction of Sherbrooke’s highways and main streets, Hotel le Président offers proximity to every services and attractions the city has to offer.
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Grand Times Hotel
This urban resort hotel located in the heart of Sherbrooke invites you to live a unique sensory experience.
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Hôtel Comfort Inn
Sports aficionados will absolutely love the various outdoor activities close-by.
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Hôtel Le Floral
Enjoy a stay in a hotel that offers all the comfort you are looking for, at the best value for money.
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Auberge Marquis de Montcalm
In crossing the threshold, hospitality and charm pervade: a few steps, a warm smile and the magic of the Auberge Marquis de Montcalm is at work under silky, sunny skies.
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Île de Garde
L'Île de Garde is a historic property built in 1875 in downtown Sherbrooke, entirely restaured by its actual owners.
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Au gîte des 4 lacs
Perfect for nature and relaxation lovers, this enchanting site of more than ten acres will transport you, in a few minutes, far away from the buzz of the city.
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OTL Gouverneur Sherbrooke
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Hôtel Delta Sherbrooke par Marriott, Centre de congrès
The Delta Sherbrooke Hotel and Conference Centre, one of the most appreciated accommodations of the Eastern Townships, offers an unforgettable stay near Sherbrooke’s many activities and attractions.
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