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Historic Avenue Royale – Québec City Region
Back in May I took a drive along an historic stretch of the old road east of Québec City called Avenue Royale which is part of la Route de la Nouvelle France
As far back as the mid-seventeenth century this was the main road connecting the farms of the Beaupré region to the markets in Québec City. Today it’s just a quiet country road running parallel to the St. Lawrence river, that is ideal for a scenic drive or bike ride.
You’ll find dozens of 250-300 year-old stone homes
Farms that have been in the same family for many generations
and bucolic countryside that just makes you want to slow down to admire.
Aside from the root cellars I showed in the first post (link above), another interesting thing I discovered was the outdoor bread ovens that were often built between two properties and then shared by both families.
For me, the highlight of the morning drive came from stumbling upon Boulangerie (bakery) Chez Marie.
Housed in a field-stone home that was originally built in 1652 they still use their outdoor bread oven, and the family has been selling their baked goods out of this location for over 90 years.
Of course I had to stop to sample their wares…
It was getting close to lunch time and I was so hungry that I scarfed down that delicious rhubarb, strawberry and cheese danish before I even thought of taking a picture of it.
Sorry, but here’s a lovely red door to make up for my inattention 😉
Thanks for looking 🙂
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