From Montreal to Quebec City along the King's Road

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. They don't know what they're missing. There is an alternative to monotonous highway driving, for which at least a full day should be planned. The King's Road, which leads directly along the north bank of the St. Lorenz through numerous idyllic villages and always offers beautiful views of the river.

This highway is the oldest road connection from Montreal to Quebec City. Even when the French were the colonial masters here, they used this road, which connected the three most important cities in New France: Quebec City, Trois Rivieres and Montreal. Not only that you have on this road a varied route in front of you, here you follow historical trails.

It is best to leave Montreal on Rue Sherbrooke and 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 works to this day.

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


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Churches in Quebec from Montreal to Quebec City
Churches in Quebec


Churches along the route from Montreal to Quebec City

Again and again the road leads through small villages with churches like this one, whose facades overlook the St. Lawrence River. Unlike in the English-dominated parts of Canada, the churches stand out here. Their pointed church towers dominate the villagescape of many of the towns we meet on the way.


At St. Lorenz
At St. Lorenz


Along the St. Lawrence River from Montreal to Quebec City

On the way, views of the St. Lawrence open up again and again, as the King's Road follows in large part directly on the north bank of the river. Most of the south shore is as close as in this photo, but at Lac Saint Pierre, the stream widens to a lake.

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

The region is popular with 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

The route from Montreal to Quebec City is not all about 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. It is now owned by the Quebec government and is a listed building.

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


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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 come across a watermill in Deschambault-Grondines. It dates back to 1802 and today houses a small museum that deals with the history of the mill and regularly presents handicraft exhibitions.

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

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Are you traveling with a motorhome?

  • A nicely located campsite halfway between Montreal and Quebec City is 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 will find information here as well as  booking options.
  • Check our packing list for campersto see whether you have packed everything for your motorhome tour.
  • Don't forget your  backpack . There are beautiful hiking opportunities in the area.


Canada East by Ivanovsky

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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Source from Montreal to Quebec City: On-site research assisted by Bonjour Quebec

Text from Montreal to Quebec City: © Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
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What do you prefer? A leisurely ride on a coastal road like this, or a quick ride on the highway?
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