"Tranquil Ile d'Orleans" Île d' Orléans by Bwana_Brown
Île d' Orléans Travel Guide: 9 reviews and 43 photos
After a morning spent at the Montmorency Falls, my wife and I crossed the nearby suspension bridge to Ile d'Orleans. This small island, only 40 miles in circumference, is a short 15 minute drive from downtown Quebec City. Its fertile soil has attracted settlers for over 300 years and it today serves as the vegetable and fruit breadbasket of its nearby large neighbour. Because of its long-standing islolation from the mainland, many cultural aspects of the island have been retained to the present day, leading to its declaration as a national historic district in 1970. The photo depicts a backyard windmill in one of the more afluent regions of the island, near the village of Saint-Petronille on the western tip.
- Pros:Beautiful scenery, relaxed pace!
- In a nutshell:A very nice place to stay and relax at your pleasure.
As we neared the completion of our 2-hour drive around the island, we noticed that the farms and houses along the north... more travel advice
The southern and eastern parts of the island appeared to be the main agricultural areas, with large fields of potatos,... more travel advice
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