A must-see touristic village, Saint-Jean-Port-Joli holds a special place in Québec’s cultural landscape.
A true Mecca of sculpture, our picturesque village was put on Québec’s tourist map by the work of three pioneers in the 1930s: Médard Bourgault (sculpture), Émilie Chamard (weaving) and Eugène Leclerc (model boats).
Located on the banks of the St. Lawrence and near the marina, our village can be explored leisurely as you visit our studios, museums and parks, which all demonstrate the importance we place on sculpture and craftsmanship. Visitors can discover the village’s little (and not so little!) treasures, like the church built in 1779.
Lodging and fine dining are plentiful here. You’ll have no trouble finding enjoyable restaurants, B&Bs and inns!
LIGHTHOUSE TRAIL OF QUÉBEC – CAP-CHAT
Built to signal the land to sailors, some of the lighthouses along the St. Lawrence River are still in service. Some are also used as tourist attractions and even as accommodation. The lighthouse of Cap-Chat can accommodate up to 16 people.
Here is the first lighthouse of this series. The lighthouse of Cap-Chat as well as a panorama of the wind farm of Cap-Chat.