Thursday, October 15, 2015

Avenue Royale (Route de la Nouvelle-France)

Parallel to Hiway 138 is a scenic route called Avenue Royale (aka Hiway 360) and also known as Route de la Nouvelle-France.

The Route de la Nouvelle-France is one of the oldest thoroughfares in North America. This signalized scenic route connecting Old Québec and Côte-de-Beaupré was mapped out by Monseigneur de Laval and formerly used by the inhabitants of Côte-de-Beaupré to transport food supplies to downtown Québec. The heritage houses illustrate the architecture of France and England as well as the imaginative Québécois approach. An old barn, a roadside cross, a chapel, and a half-buried produce cellar dot this road and remind us of the farming past and rural character of Côte-de-Beaupré.

About 30 km along a picturesque drive from Québec City, is Chez Marie, 
where you will find fresh bread baked in 150-year-old outdoor ovens.

 Farm products along the way.

Too difficult to find the perfect scene to capture. All the way through was autumn perfection.

 A chapel along the way. Functional still.

Grand. Gorgeous. Stunning.
An uninhabited home.

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