"Hop on your bike and discover l'Ile-aux-Coudres!" Île aux Coudres by Jefie

Île aux Coudres Travel Guide: 18 reviews and 71 photos

L'Ile-aux-Coudres is a tiny island (30 km2) located off the shore of the beautiful Charlevoix region. It was first discovered by French explorer Jacques Cartier back in 1535 during his second trip to Canada, and it has since been rediscovered by countless visitors in search of a slow-paced, nature-oriented destination.

The island's first residents moved in during the 1720s, and there are now about 1,300 full-time residents who will be more than happy to help you discover the island's history and culture (ever heard of a "pate croche"?). One thing that is particular of l'Ile-aux-Coudres is that on any given day, you'll find more bicycles than cars on the 23 km road that goes around the island. Time to leave the city behind!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The perfect weekend getaway destination!
  • Cons:Perhaps not enough things to keep you busy for several days
  • In a nutshell:A small jewel in the Charlevoix region
  • Last visit to Île aux Coudres: Oct 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2008 at 8:16 AM

    Another beautiful location and excellent tips. (I love cider!!!)

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2007 at 11:51 AM

    Congratulations on getting a new bike and having such a nice tour around the island.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2007 at 10:52 AM

    A great page Jefie with beautiful photos to boot! Île aux Coudres looks like a great place to slowdown and enjoy life for a while. Excellent tips!

  • breughel's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2007 at 11:28 AM

    Voilà un magnifique endroit pour se reposer, peut être méditer ou alors faire du vélo ou de la voile.

  • Dester's Profile Photo
    Oct 9, 2007 at 3:26 PM

    Absolutely beautiful Isa :o)


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