Île d'Orléans 

After discovering it under the name of Bacchus Island because of its abundant vineyards, Jacques Cartier gave the name of “Île d’Orléans” – on May 6, 1536 – to this island that attracts both Quebecers and foreign visitors. This mythical island is known as the cradle of French America: more than 300 Orleans-born families are scattered across America.

The fertility of its agricultural lands, the wealth of the patrimonial architecture of its six villages, the beautiful panorama of the St. Lawrence River and the hospitality of its people have made the Île d’Orléans a privileged place for tourism in Quebec. Its slogan "J’accueille et je nourris” (I welcome and I feed) is in itself the promise of an enjoyable and rewarding stay.

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