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September 23, 2005
We took both the Montreal and the Quebec City tours. They were both very well done. We liked Quebec City over Montreal because of the buildings and scenery, and because we were allowed to spend more time in the old historic section of Quebec.
I also went on the fishing tour but was not very happy with it because I was told that they would clean the fish I caught so we could have them for supper. They threw my fish away and told me that they were contaminated with parasites. I think they just didn’t want to clean them because they were small. I would not recommend this tour. These were the most expensive fish I ever caught! They could have replaced my fish with fresh fish from the market and I would never have known, but they didn’t want to share my $148 with the grocer, I guess! The company that sponsored this tour was called Austin Mega Sports.
We hiked to the top of the mountain overlook (about a 15-minute walk up a rocky slope) and enjoyed the view.
The staff at the resort was very helpful. The restaurant at the Auberge (which means the inn or resort) had very good truly French cuisine. It was expensive to us ($24 to $28 per person for a basic meal, not including drinks), but it was worth it to experience something really different. You must remember that French Canada collects 15% tax on most services and goods, and sometimes adds 15% gratuities to the bill without you asking. All the menus everywhere in the province are in French, as are all the road and traffic signs. There is a law prohibiting English on the signs unless it is a registered trademark name. This is to protect the future growth of French heritage there. But most people speak at least a little English, and many, especially business people, are totally bilingual.
We do not have plans to return to this resort, although there are still a lot of activities we did not have time for.
From journal A Week's Getaway to Quebec
August 26, 2005
We had a two-bedroom unit. Upstairs was the large master bedroom with two dormer windows, a smaller second bedroom with one dormer, and a full bath. Downstairs was the living/dining area, kitchen, and fireplace.
The resort is not air-conditioned. Usually it isn't needed, but we were unfortunate enough to be there during one of Quebec's brief (but intense) heat waves. The second bedroom was uncomfortably warm, so we requested a fan, and that helped a lot.
Artificial firewood was available for a small fee, but we never used it.
We thought the restaurant on-site was out of our price range and never ate there. Others told us it had great food, though.
There is an IGA grocery store on the way to the resort; there is also a small grocery in St. Hippolyte, just past the turnoff for the resort.
Most of the TV stations in the area are in French; some are in English. It helps to know some French if you visit the area, since most signs are in French; most persons who interact with tourists speak English quite well.
From journal The Laurentian Mountains and Montreal
We really enjoyed the lake, the tennis court, the canoes and kayaks available at no charge, the indoor pool, and the hot tub. We also enjoyed hiking to the rocks overlooking the lovely lake.
March 23, 2005
The Laurentiens are a wonderful area to ski, dine, enjoy winter, shop, and have fun. Each town caters to visitors and is unique in its own way. Dining is always great. I've never had a bad meal. The summer also has plenty of activity with a multitude of lakes and water activities.
This is a wonderful, well-appointed, fashionable area to vacation, be active, dine, and get away from it all.
From journal Winter White in Quebec Laurentiens
November 28, 2003
After booking in we drove up the hill to our unit and climbed the stairs up the back to find our well-layed out studio ready to host us for the week. It had a comfortable bed, a well-equipped mini kitchen, a television and video machine, and a whirlpool bathtub. Outside the balcony was the stunning view over the lake.
From journal Montreal; Autumn Bike and Hike