Our 4-room summer house was entirely renovated in 2007. It is situated on a small private beach by one of the biggest lake in Québec: Lac Saint-Jean. Perfect for the whole family: swimming, fishing, boating and "pedalboating" available! A quiet little paradise surrounded by a rich nature, especially in autumn, only 16km away from the friendly town of Saint-Félicien and its many services and attractions. You won't want to miss our world-wide famous "Zoo de la Boréalie"!
This area treats tourists with many different attractions, one of the most natural and spectacular of which being the palette of autumn colours to take your heart away! Besides, the frozen river Ashuapmouchouan,that crosses the town, becomes the "village boréal", from Jan. to March, offering many activities (dog sleigh rides, ice skating, hockey, etc.)and unforgettable meetings with the locals. For those looking for a memorable and exotic experience in the northern part of Québec.
In Saguenay, about 1.30 hour drive, you'll enjoy 2 big shopping centers and various museums, restaurants,night shows, whale-watching excursions, etc. A 3 hour drive will take you to the world-wide famous capital, Quebec City. You won't want to miss it.
For the fall of 2009, we hope to find a quiet place near the ocean, especially in the Algarve region (Portugal), but the exchange doesn't have to be simultaneous. We speak French, Spanish and English. We can't wait to hear from you!
The Saguenay, Lac Saint-Jean region is a must for tourists who are eager to explore and find out more about theo heart of the province of Quebec. Whatever season you choose to travel, here you'll find long sandy beaches- Lac Saint-Jean is often called a "mer intérieure", local festivals, great food- especially our famous "tourtière" and fresh blueberry pie- and above all, people who really enjoy welcoming and speaking with tourists.
Travelling is one of my passions, and being a 55 year old retired woman allows me to treat myself more than ever! I've been in France and Spain a couple of times, but never yet in Portugal, although some friends of mine spent a wonderful time there. Why Algarve (or South of Spain)? Easy to guess I suppose: because I love to see, hear and feel the ocean! On the other hand, while having a "pied-à-terre" there, I would love to travel within the country and hopefully have a chance to go to Madère.
I would probably share that experience with my 24 year-old daughter or a good friend. We are outgoing, careful and respectful people. We enjoy doing sport, cycling, walking, swimming, and...shopping! :)
Being a former language teacher, I speak Spanish and English fluently. Learning and practicing languages is another favorite hobby of mine.