La Malbaie and Charlevoix Region

THE TOWN OF LA MALBAIE IN QUEBEC'S CHARLEVOIX REGION
 
  A scenic drive northeast of Quebec City, the charming
 riverside town of La Malbaie welcomes you with its rich
 tradition and magnificent scenery. Renowned for its
 hospitality and landscapes that have enchanted painters,
 poets, writers, and musicians, the Charlevoix region is
 where nature and culture exist in perfect harmony.
 From the mountain waters cascading down the majestic Laurentians into the depths of the St. Lawrence River to the charming mountainside villages that dot the region, this paradise is where sea and mountains meet.

FAIRMONT LE MANOIR RICHELIEU:
RICH IN TRADITION, A VISION OF HISTORICAL SPLENDOUR

 
The original Le Manoir Richelieu was built in 1899 and featured 250 luxurious rooms atop the cliff of Pointe-au-Pic, overlooking the majestic St. Lawrence River in the heart  of  Charlevoix. As a result  of  its excellent location and noble ambience, Le Manoir Richelieu soon became a noted destination for visitors from Canada and the U.S.

Unfortunately,  disaster  struck  in the Fall  of  1928  when  a  fire  completely destroyed the property. A month after the disaster, the task of rebuilding the hotel was given to Canadian architect John Archibald, who designed it in the style of a French castle. The new hotel was inaugurated June 1929.

In June 1998, Fairmont began an extensive renovation and expansion of the resort. At its reopening in June 1999, Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu celebrated the grandeur that makes it a world-class luxury resort. The beautifully manicured grounds open up to unmatched views of the stunning St. Lawrence River and the hotel offers full spa services and many recreational amenities.

FAIRMONT LE MANOIR RICHELIEU GOLF CLUB
 
  Golfing at Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu dates back to 1923,
  when guests could golf on a nine-hole course set on
  gricultural land several kilometers from the hotel.
  A more accessible and far more spectacular course,
  designed by architect Herbert Strong, was inaugurated
  in 1925 by U.S. President William H. Taft, a summer resident.

In 2002, Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu announced an expansion project to completely transform Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu Golf Club into a world-class golf complex. It includes 9 new holes of golf, a new Clubhouse, a Panoramic Trail, a Golf Academy and a breathtaking new driving range!

CHARLEVOIX REGION
 
Renowned for its hospitality and landscapes that have enchanted painters, poets, writers, and musicians, the Charlevoix region is where nature and culture exist in perfect harmony.
 
Covering 6,000 square kilometers in the very heart of the Canadian Shield, the oldest rock formation on earth, the area revels in one-of-a-kind attractions. From the mountain waters that stream down the Laurentian mountains to the St. Lawrence River, to mountainside villages that dot the region, this all-natural paradise begins where the sea and mountains meet.
 
The Charlevoix region owes its spectacular mountain scenery to the earth-shattering impact of a 15-billion-ton meteor 350 million years ago. This collision blasted a crater 56 kilometers in diameter, making Charlevoix one of the largest inhabited craters in the world. A must-see for all Canadians!


For more information, visit Charlevoix tourism at http://www.tourisme-charlevoix.com/en and Québec tourism at http://www.bonjourquebec.com/qc-en/accueil0.html