Between Sea and Mountains in Charlevoix

This week we feature a unique new travel experience – the brand new train of Le Massif de Charlevoix. The train travels 140 km across 85 km of incomparable riverside scenery that lies between historic, walled Québec City and the beautiful resort town of La Malbaie. Departures will run in September and October to showcase the magnificent Fall foliage, and from December to April.

The train has an exclusive, modern design. Panoramic windows and 11ft high ceilings allow you to see all the breathtaking views as you travel between sea and mountain through Charlevoix. Discover the region’s history, culture and hidden treasures with a multimedia presentation. And enjoy a 3-course lunch and 4-course dinner on your “gourmet rail cruise”.

The Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu is behind the gourmet experience, showcasing local Charlevoix products. Presented with an exclusive menu created by Executive Chef Jean-Michel Breton, travellers are sure to appreciate the intimate, comfortable rail cars, specifically designed for this unique, distinctive culinary adventure.

The luxurious Fairmont Hotels in both Old Québec and La Malbaie are the ideal places to stay as part of this special journey – offering distinctive properties in fabulous locations, unrivaled service and first class facilities.

Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

Standing high on a bluff overlooking the mighty St. Lawrence River, the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is not merely a hotel located in the heart of Old Québec - it is the heart of it. At Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, guests are guaranteed a memorable and inspiring stay in one of the most beautiful cities in the world - with easy walking access to all of the wonderful sites and experiences that Old Québec has to offer.

Offering luxurious guestrooms, exquisite dining experiences through renowned Chef Jean Soulard and a distinctive European charm, this stately heritage urban resort stands above historic Old Québec, which is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu

The Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu Québec Resort in La Malbaie, Charlevoix is a vision of historical splendour nestling majestically across from the St Lawrence River. Rich in tradition it blends the quiet charm of the countryside with the sophistication of a world-class resort.

Outdoor activities abound at this exceptional Québec hotel - golf, whale-watching cruises on the St. Lawrence River, downhill and cross-country skiing and tennis are just a few of the activities on offer. The Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu also boasts a spa and heated indoor and outdoor pools and Jacuzzis. There is even an exciting world-class casino where you can test your lucky streak! Experience the magnificent landscape surrounding the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu's Charlevoix hotel – a source of inspiration for artists and delight to travelers.

Quebec City to Charlevoix Trip Showcase

  • Board the train of Le Massif de Charlevoix in Québec City and take a "gourmet rail cruise" to La Malbaie
  • Stay at the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu
  • Return to Québec City on the train of Le Massif de Charlevoix
  • Stay at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Old Québec
  • Traveling from Toronto, fly direct with Porter Airlines. Getting to Quebec City has never been easier. Choose from three daily flights between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Quebec City. Porter Airlines lets you start your journey in style, with a convenient downtown airport, luxurious lounge and complimentary refreshments.

Photo Credits: Fairmont Hotels and Groupe Le Massif



The Chris Robinson Travel Show
Saturday August 20, 2011
10:00 am – 11:00 am EST
Fairmont hotels and the train of le massif de charlevoix