From Montreal to Quebec City along the King's Road

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Churches in Quebec from Montreal to Quebec City

From Montreal to Quebec City along the King's Road

Most travelers take the highway to get there as quickly as possible Montreal to get to Quebec City. However, they don't know what they're missing. Because there is an alternative to the monotonous motorway journey, for which at least a full day should be planned. However, two days are better if you want to see all the attractions along the route in peace. The King's Road runs directly along the north bank of the St. Lorenz. You pass through idyllic villages and always have beautiful views of the river.

Map of the Kings Road from Montreal to Quebec City

Map thanks to hiking log, a road trip planner on iOS and Android

 

This highway is also the oldest road connection from Montreal to Quebec City. Even when the French were the colonial masters here, they traveled along this road that connected the three most important cities in New France: Quebec City, Trois Rivieres and Montreal. Not only is there a varied route on this road, but you are also following historical traces.

Trois-Rivières, for example, is recommended as an overnight stop on the route. There are other sights there that are worth visiting.

It's best to leave Montreal on Rue Sherbrooke and then follow it towards Repentigny.

 

Moulin Grenier in Repentigny
Moulin Grenier in Repentigny

 

The Moulin Grenier in Repentigny

One of the first sights is the Moulin Grenier in Repentigny. This is an old mill from 1820, which can also be visited during the summer months. The old grinder still works today.

Moulin Grenier
912 Notre-Dame Street
Repentigny, Quebec J5Y 1C8
Canada

Opening times: The mill is open on weekends in summer. Exact dates here.

 

Churches along the route from Montreal to Quebec City

Again and again the road leads through small villages with mighty churches whose facades look out onto the St. Lorenz River. Unlike in the English-dominated parts of Canada, the churches here stand out. Their pointed church towers dominate the villagescape of many of the towns we come across on the way.

 

At St. Lorenz
At St. Lorenz

 

Along the St. Lawrence River from Montreal to Quebec City

On the way there are always views of the St. Lorenz, as the King's Road largely follows the north bank of the river. The south bank is usually as close as in this photo, but at Lac Saint Pierre the stream even widens into a lake.

Mansions on the St. Lawrence River from Montreal to Quebec City

The region is also popular as a residential area for Quebecers. On our journey from Montreal to Quebec City, we repeatedly drive past elegant residential buildings with large, almost park-like gardens and see the river behind them.

 

The Cuthbert's Chapel in Berthierville from Montreal to Quebec City
The Chapelle of Cuthbert in Berthierville

 

The Chapelle of Cuthbert in Berthierville

On the route from Montreal to Quebec City you will not only come across large churches. The Chapelle des Cuthbert in Berthierville is the oldest Protestant chapel in Quebec and was built on this site in 1762. At that time it was still called Chapelle St. Andre after the patron saint of Scotland. However, today it is owned by the Quebec government and is a listed building.

Cuthbert's Chapel
461 rue de Bienville
Berthierville, QC J0K 1A0
Canada

The Chapelle des Cuthert is open for events.

 

 

Moulin seigneurial on the King's Road from Montreal to Quebec City
The Moulin seigneurial at Pointe du Lac Photo: Fralambert, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

The moulin seigneurial de Pointe-du-Lac

The Pointe-du-Lac mill dates back to 1765. Your grinder works to this day. In summer you can watch the miller grinding flour. If you have the time and inclination, you can even learn how to bake bread. Then you can take your home-baked bread with you for a picnic on the banks of the Sankt Lorenz or at the rest area in front of the mill. There are also hiking trails in the area that invite you to take a walk.

Stately mill of Pointe-du-Lac
11930, rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Trois-Rivières (Qc) G9B 6X1
Canada

Opening times: every day from 10am to 17pm, from the last Sunday in May to the last Sunday in October.

 

Le Manoir de Niverville on the King's Road from Montreal to Quebec City
Le Manoir de Niverville on the King's Road from Montreal to Quebec City Photo: Robert Cutts, CC BY 2.0 License, via Wikimedia Commons

 

The butcher's house of Niverville

In Trois-Rivières stands the mansion of the butcher of Niverville. It is the oldest building in the city and dates back to when this region was still under French rule. Today it is a museum where you can see how the bourgeoisie lived at that time. If you want, you can also view the exhibition with an audio guide that you can download onto your cell phone on site. The tour lasts about an hour.

Manor Boucher de Niverville
168, rue Bonaventure
Trois-Rivières
(Quebec), G9A 2B1
Canada

Opening hours:

From the beginning of June to the beginning of September daily from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m
on Saturdays and Sundays in September from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.

 

Musée des Ursulines on the route from Montreal to Quebec City
Musée des Ursulines on the route from Montreal to Quebec City Photo: Fralambert, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

The Ursulines Museum

If you take two days to drive from Montreal to Quebec City, you will have time to visit the Ursuline Sisters Museum. They were one of the orders committed to the education of early settlers and Native American Catholics in New France. They also supported the mother country France to settle the colony in North America.

Musée des Ursulines
734 rue des Ursulines,
Trois-Rivieres, QC G9A 5B5,
Canada

Opening hours:

Labor Day (1st Monday in September) through June 23:
Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am to 17 pm | Closed from 12:00 p.m. to 13:00 p.m

June 24 to Labor Day (1st Monday of September):
daily 10 a.m. to 18 p.m

 

Want to see everything on the Montreal to Quebec City route?

Then you need an overnight stay. Trois-Riviéres is ideal for this. If you still have time, you will also find other sights in Trois-Rivières.

Hotels in the city center are:

 

 

 

Sanctuaire Notre-Dame du Cap on the King's Road from Montreal to Quebec City
Sanctuaire Notre-Dame du Cap on the King's Road from Montreal to Quebec City Photo: jockrutherford from Owen Sound, ON, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The Sanctuary of Notre-Dame du Cap in Trois-Rivières

The Notre-Dame du Cap pilgrimage church in Trois-Rivières, which is also on the King's Road between Montreal and Quebec City, is very modern. It was only built in 1964. However, the original church from 1720 still stands on this site. Notre-Dame du Cap is the third largest pilgrimage site in Quebec. Both churches are therefore worth seeing. The new church, built by Pope Paul VI, is particularly impressive. received the rank of Basilica Minor. It has an unusual floor plan and beautiful stained glass windows. Their size is also enormous. It holds 1800 people.

Sanctuary of Notre-Dame du Cap
626 rue Notre Dame E,
Three Rivers, QC
G8T 4G9, Canada

Opening hours: 8am-18pm

 

The vicarage of Batiscan
The rectory of Batiscan Photo: Bernard Gagnon, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

The old vicarage of Batiscan

This pretty rectory was not only the home of the priest of Batiscan. This place was also important in the history of Quebec. Here, for example, French fur traders met their Indian suppliers and exchanged furs for European goods. Glass beads and other goods were popular with Native American hunters. Even Samuel de Champlain, the founder of Quebec City, is said to have traded here. The area also has an educational trail leading to the river and a shop selling local crafts.

Presbytery of Batiscan
340 rue Principale,
Batiscan, QC G0X 1A0,
Canada

Opening times: every day from 10am to 17pm, from the last Sunday in May to the last Sunday in October.

 

Domaine seigneurial Sainte-Anne on the King's Road from Montreal to Quebec City
Domaine seigneurial Sainte-Anne on the King's Road from Montreal to Quebec City Photo: Fralambert, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

The seigneurial domain of Sainte Anne

Madeleine de Verchères, the seigneur of Sainte-Anne-de-la-Perade, once lived in this house. She was something like the mistress of the seigneury and determined the fate of the people there. But there are other people who made this house remarkable. Elizabeth Hale, a 19th century painter, and Honoré Mercier, who had his second home here. The church of Sainte-Anne with its crypt is also worth seeing. It is especially beautiful here in summer when the garden is in full bloom.

Domaine seigneurial de Sainte-Anne
910 rue Sainte Anne,
Sainte-Anne-de-la-Perade,
QC G0X 2J0,
Canada

Opening hours: 2nd Sunday in June to 1st Monday in September: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.

 

Moulin de La Chevrotiere on the route from Montreal to Quebec City
Moulin de La Chevrotiere on the route from Montreal to Quebec City Sylvainbrousseau, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

The Deschambault-Grondines watermill

We finally come across a watermill in Deschambault-Grondines. It dates back to 1802 and now houses a small museum. This deals with the history of the mill and repeatedly presents handicraft exhibitions.

Moulin de la Chevrotiere
109 rue de Chavigny
Deschambault, QC G0A 1S0
Canada

Opening times: The Moulin de la Chevrotiere is open during events.

 

Eglise Cap Santé on the King's Road from Montreal to Quebec City
Eglise Cap Santé on the King's Road from Montreal to Quebec City Photo: (WT-shared) ED01 at wts wikivoyage, Public domain, Wikimedia Commons

 

The Church of Cap Sante

This church is just representative of the numerous churches along this route. All of them are striking. They are large and tower over the villages in which they are located. Churches like this are definitely typical of the places along the King's route. It is worth seeing such a church from the inside.

 

Marais-Léon-Provancher on the King's Road from Montreal to Quebec City
Marais-Léon-Provancher on the King's Road from Montreal to Quebec City Photo: Judith Bourque, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

 

The Marais-Léon-Provancher Nature Reserve

Want to get a picture of the St. Lawrence River before it reaches Quebec City? Then you can, for example, take a walk along the banks of the river at the nature reserve of the marshes of Marais-Léon-Provancher. Take your time and don't forget your camera and binoculars, as you can also watch birds well here.

 

Are you traveling by motorhome from Montreal to Quebec City?

  • For example, a beautifully located campsite halfway between Montreal and Quebec City is the Park de Motorisés, 185 Av. Godefroy, Bécancour, QC G9H 1S1, Canada, Tel. 819-606-0200. There are other campsites in the area.
  • Do you want to rent a motorhome? Then you can find information about it here, for example booking options.
  • Be sure to check our packing list for campers to see whether you have packed everything for your motorhome tour.
  • Also, forget yours backpack not. There are beautiful hiking opportunities in the area.

 

Canada East Travel Guide

Canada East

Want to learn more about Ontario and the Montreal to Quebec City region? Explore the cities, each of which is different. The metropolitan city of Toronto is the largest city in the country. Montreal awaits you with a mix of French flair and British lifestyle. The capital Ottawa lures with world-class museums and the centers of power in Canada. Feel transported to 17th-century France in Quebec City.

Nature in eastern Canada is also impressive. Follow the banks of the St. Lawrence River and discover a world that is more reminiscent of the sea and extends far into the continent. Experience the coastal landscapes, the river valleys that criss-cross the interior and the rolling hills of the Appalachian Mountains. Let yourself be impressed by the difference in tides in the Bay of Fundy. Enjoy the landscapes of Prince Edward Island. Explore the coastal and archipelago region in Nova Scotia. Explore one of the most beautiful coastal roads in Eastern Canada on Cape Breton Island: the Cabot Trail. Or look forward to the residents in the fishing villages of Newfoundland and Labrador. Their hospitality is what makes this region so welcoming.

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From Montreal to Quebec City along the King's Road

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn

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