Lazing About in Our Cœurs Villageois

Published on Aug 21, 2023

Coeurs Villageois is a designation we've bestowed upon 12 standout towns and villages in the Eastern Townships.

Not only are they picturesque and charming but they excel at showcasing their distinctive attributes and developing their touristic appeal. And the local community?Completely at the heart or each and every town, bursting with pride and enthusiasm for the place they call home.

While each Coeur Villageois has unique flair, they come together to form the region's truly unique synergy.

Our Coeurs Villageois Highlights

In each of our charming Coeurs Villageois, towns, you'll find a wealth of surprising discoveries. Take a moment in one of these villages and immerse yourself in the local culture.

©Mathieu Dupuis

In Danville

  • Discover beautiful ancestral homes on one of the Heritage Discovery Tours;
  • Browse through Galerie G de Br and pick up some great finds;
  • Meditate on the trails of Burbank Pond and admire the migratory birds in autumn;
  • Enjoy a warm beverage at the village café La Mante du Carré.

©Daphné Caron

In Dunham

  • Meet the owners of the Clos Ste-Croix vineyard, located in the heart of the village ;
  • Take a delicious break at the Brasserie Dunham in the Relais de la Diligence to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat;
  • Take in the village vibe at Épicerie-Café Dunham.

©Mathieu Dupuis

In Lac-Brome (Knowlton)

  • Take a tour of the local antique shops;
  • Relax at Douglass Beach on the shores of Brome Lake;
  • Discover some of the places that inspired author Louise Penny for her series featuring Inspector Armand Gamache.

©Charles Dion

In Sutton

  • Enjoy a beer at one of the town's two microbreweries;
  • Stay at the Pleasant Hotel & Café;
  • Meet the locals at Mollies, café and dinette.

©Daphné Caron

In Ayer’s Cliff

  • Indulge yourself with a stay at the Ripplecove Hotel & Spa;
  • Discover the Tomifobia Nature Trail;
  • Listen to Mr. Ayer, from the Pioneer Trail, tell you about the history and origins of the town.

©Mathieu Dupuis

In Cookshire-Eaton

  • Experience the gastronomic cuisine of Les Mal-Aimés;
  • See the oldest surviving covered bridge in the Townships;
  • Stock up on microbrewery beers at 11 Comtés.

In Eastman

  • Let time flow by at Parc du Temps qui passe;
  • Enjoy the trails of the North Missisquoi Valley;
  • Treat yourself to a wellness retreat at Spa Eastman.

©Daphné Caron

In Lambton

  • Stop by the Boulangerie Lambton for a Viennese pastry of the day;
  • Worship at Lambton's magnificent St-Vital church;
  • Take a deep breath of fresh air in the Grand Lac Saint-François Park.

©Daphné Caron

In Piopolis

  • Admire Lake Megantic from the village dock;
  • Take a walk along the Clocher and Marais trails;
  • Spend the night and have breakfast at the Auberge au Soleil Levant.

In Scotstown

  • Stock up on local specialties at Charcuterie Scotstown;
  • Stroll along the river in Walter McKenzie Park;
  • Step back in time in this former Scottish stronghold and admire the ancestral homes.

©Mathieu Dupuis

In Waterloo

  • Discover Espace Boho, a combination boutique and café;
  • Admire the giant sculptures at the Artria open-air museum;
  • Combine brunch at Sissi Buvette with a visit to the Yanick Dery art gallery.

©Daphné Caron

In Coaticook

  • Cross the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America;
  • Feast at the Hop Station microbrewery;
  • Visit the Musée Baulne, specializing in costume and textile conservation and restoration.

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