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$399 to spend Christmas in rural Quebec

Travel Deal for November 12, 2013

vicky vacay deal of the dayIf a white Christmas is what you desire, you’ll find that and plenty more in Quebec‘s countryside region of Lanaudiére-Mauricie.

At Auberge Le Baluchon, a property in the city of Saint-Paulin that’s known for its elegance and charm, travellers will enjoy a holiday package that will stuff appetites as well as stockings.

The inn’s Christmas Package is a two-night offer that features gourmet meals, music, horse-drawn carriage rides, and the sensation of this unique part of Canada that will make you think you are living in the colonial days of New France.

The deal costs $399 per person and includes: 

  • 2 nights in a classic room
  • 1 complete breakfast
  • 1 four-course gourmet dinner in the Nouvelle-France dining room
  • 1 four-course gourmet table d’hôte dinner
  • Christmas Brunch
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides
  • Access to indoor pool, exercise room, whirlpool and sauna
  • Access to several outdoor activities (with necessary equipment provided).

The offer covers service charges on meals and runs from December 23-25 and December 24-26, 2013. Ventures to Quebec’s Countryside

If winter is as spectacular in Mauricie and Lanaudiére as fall, then visitors are in for a getaway full of beauty and surprise. Visuals Editor and Spa Columnist Julia Pelish ventured to the region in October and discovered a little-known region with vast appeal.

Pelish writes: “Lanaudiére-Mauricie, 130 kilometres (80 miles) northeast of Montreal, is swaggering with fall’s grandeur. During my visit, I covered a circuitous route on a delightful four-day road trip that is no more than two hours by car from either of the province’s two big cities. … I arrived in the small town of Saint-Paulin for an overnight stay at Auberge Le Baluchon. When we pulled into the country resort at 5:30 pm the sun’s early evening golden rays skimmed across the fields, saturating the colours with the deep intensity of a sunset. As far as first impressions go, this one was a stunner. Auberge Le Baluchon has a full service spa and restaurant as well as a range of activities including canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and cross country skiing.”

Read the rest of “Fall Colours Come Alive in Quebec”

To book the Christmas Package with Auberge Le Baluchon: Telephone 1-877-674-6034 (toll free).

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