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The region of Quebec, despite being one of the first reached by Europeans, has maintained much of its natural wonder. Exploring this region will not only reveal the wonderful relics left over by the French but offers a dive into the wondrous ecosystem that has been maintained.A traveler to Quebec should take advantage of this 5-day road trip out along the Gaspé Peninsula to get a full taste of the beauty of the surrounding area and to truly see the wonder of this lovely place.

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Day 1: Quebec City

With the history of being one of the first French settlements in North America, Quebec City is an attractive destination. From its lovely cobblestone streets, French architecture, bakeries, and old ramparts of the walled city, there is so much to explore. All of this is in conjunction with the lovely natural setting surrounding the city with its location along the Saint Lawrence River.

Restaurant Le Saint-Amour

Their professional kitchen is well-trained in both modern and traditional practices. They do an excellent job blending the old with the new to provide a spectacular dining experience.

  • Address - 48 rue Sainte-Ursule, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 4E2 Canada
  • Contact - 418-694-0667
  • Cost - $$$$
  • Must-Try - Scallop Ceviche
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Le Clocher Penché

Le Clocher Penché is a fine dining experience that keeps the prices reasonable while also providing excellent service and cuisine. They specialize in seafood dishes but also have an entirely vegetarian menu. They even do breakfast!

  • Address - 203 St-Joseph E Quartier St-Roch, Quebec City, Quebec G1X 5H4 Canada
  • Contact - 418-640-0597
  • Cost - $$-$$$
  • Must-Try - The Faisselle
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Day 2: Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, QC

Travelers shouldn’t wait too long to start this day's journey. This small city along the coast of the Saint Lawrence estuary is also bordered by the Chic-Choc Mountains. This destination is stunning and full of nature to explore. Whether you wish to explore the estuary or hike into the mountains there is something here for all types of travelers.

Marie 4 Poches

Started by two young catering professionals, Mare 4 Poches serves gourmet food under the vista of the Chic-Chocs. Its enthusiastic team strives to serve creative dishes from entirely local ingredients making this destination one that travelers should check out.

  • Address - 111, Boulevard, Sainte Anne des Monts, Quebec G4V 1R5 Canada
  • Contact - 418-763-4775
  • Cost - $
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Restaurant du Quai

Located on a historic heritage site dating back to 1873, a top of the Auberge Château Lamontagne, and looking down at the Saint Lawrence River, Restaurant du Quai is an aesthetic wonder before the food is even served. Their “bistronomic” menu offers a variety of delicious options and is perfect for all sorts of occasions.

  • Address - 170, 1ere Avenue Est, Sainte Anne des Monts, Quebec G4V 1A3 Canada
  • Contact - 418-763-7666
  • Cost - $$$$
  • Must-Try - Crab or Lobster
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Day 3: Percé, QC

At the very tip of the Gaspé Peninsula, travelers will reach the city of Percé. This is perhaps one of the most scenic and naturally beautiful locations in all of Quebec. This destination is popular with tourists with such natural wonders as Percé Rock and Bonaventure Island just off the coast. There are also popular hikes and other locations to explore in the surrounding area.

Related: Quebec Complete Travel Guide - Things To Do, Activities & Food

La Vieille Usine de l'Anse-à-Beaufils

A quiet restaurant with lovely music and an art gallery to round out the mood, La Vieille Usine de l'Anse-à-Beaufils serves delicious seafood dishes as well as other locally sourced fares. Their fish soup is amazing, and so is their fish platter.

  • Address - 55, rue à Bonfils, Perce, Quebec G0C 1G0 Canada
  • Contact - 418-782-2277
  • Cost - $$-$$$
  • Must-Try - The Gaspesienne fish platter
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Paqbo

Any traveler that enjoys an excellent view in tandem with and superb dining experience should check out Paqbo. They have an extensive menu that should satisfy anyone as well as a bar and terrace for an even better view.

  • Address - 261, Route 132, Perce, Quebec G0C 2L0 Canada
  • Contact - 418-782-2166
  • Cost - $$-$$$
  • Must-Try - Lobster
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Day 4: Kamouraska, QC

This is a long driving day, so travelers should do their best to get an early start. Backtracking along the coastal roads, it’s one last chance to soak in the amazing landscape along the Saint Lawrence River. Kamouraska is considered one of the most beautiful villages in all of Quebec and time should be spent exploring its lovely locations. Any travelers still feeling a desire for some nature can take a kayaking tour into the water in an attempt to encounter some wildlife.

Cote Est Kamouraska

Not only does Cote Est Kamouraska offer a gourmet menu made up of local cuisine options, but also products from local artisans and breweries. These include some unusual beers, creative ciders, and natural wines that you will not find anywhere else.

  • Address - 76 Avenue Morel, Kamouraska, Quebec G0L 1M0 Canada
  • Contact - 418-308-0739
  • Cost - $$-$$$
  • Must-Try - Seal Tenderloin
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Poissonnerie Lauzier

Here visitors can enjoy their meal in the restaurant itself, or they can take it down to the river and enjoy it there while taking in the sunset. They offer delicious bistro as well as local seafood dishes.

  • Address - 57 avenue Morel Poissonnerie restaurant, Kamouraska, Quebec G0L 1M0 Canada
  • Contact - 418-492-7988
  • Cost - $$-$$$
  • Must-Try - Lobster Roll
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Day 5: Back to Quebec City

This last leg of the adventure is just a quick drive returning to Quebec City. Travelers should take a moment to enjoy Quebec one last time before marking the official end of their road trip.

  • Travel Distance - 172 km (107), 1 hour 47 minutes
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  • Total Travel Distance - 1,517 km (943 miles)
  • Total Travel Time - 16 hr 51 min (1,517 km)
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