Baie-Saint-Paul is one of Quebec's oldest cities
and is famous for the charming boutiques
and art galleries that line the streets~
just over an hour's drive from
visiting this quaint little town
can easily be done as a day trip
while you are in the area~
this little town loves to
and goes all out to decorate
the shop displays, streets, and homes
within the city~
This small town has over 30 galleries and studios,
along with historic houses
converted into attractive restaurants and shops.
With its prosperous, holiday atmosphere
and its location among wood-covered hills
Baie-Saint-Paul is one of Quebec's
most appealing towns~
Come along with the Gardener and me
as we stroll along the narrow streets
lined with quaint boutiques and art galleries~
the whole town is in
I think I took photos of almost
every storefront in this town!
we visited last fall,
and the entire city was
decked out in beautiful autumn displays~
how cute is this little woolen store?
the city was filled with
beautiful blooming bushes and flowers~
the city is famous for it's
annual artist festival
that is held every
one of our first trips to the city,
(a few years ago)
was during the annual art festival.
every street was filled with artists
and their displays...
the city was a wonderland of color
and artistic impressions..
around every corner
is a pretty little painted
no shortage of "green thumbs"
in this city,...
the blooms were amazing!
one of my favorite photos
taken as we strolled around town~
some of the "century" old homes
in the city,
have been converted into
one of my favorite shops..
I fell in love with the garden display
(it was a tad bit cool that day!)
in the early 1920's,
a group of Canadian artists
known as the
"Group of Seven"
lived in this tiny little cottage
within the city~
the "Group of Seven"
is best known for its paintings
inspired by the Canadian landscape..
their continued residence in
helped to establish this town's reputation
as an artist community~
now turned "art gallery"
houses some original works of art
from the "Group of Seven" artists
and contains original furnishings
dating back to the period 1920's
when the artists were in residence~
a beautiful mural is in process
at the flood wall on the
outside of town~
situated on the highest ground within the city
stands the beautiful
Place de l'Église
Place de l'Église
the banks of the
Saint Lawrence river~
on our way back to
we followed curvy country roads
in search of this historic
we ended our wonderful day
~~~ In my next travel post, we are seriously on the road as we begin to make the circle around the Gaspe Penninsula.... thank you for traveling with us on this amazing adventure. We travel past ancient churches, picturesque settings on the bank of the Saint Lawrence ,and our very first hotel outside of Quebec City. Wait till you see the incredible scenery just outside our hotel door!
We will meet all types of weather, days in the 80's, days in the 20's, and everything in between! We will have calm days, and days with gale force winds,... if you are packing to travel along with us you will need to prepare for all the situations!
~~We have beautiful blooms in our yard and 4 baby kittens roaming around on our back sundeck --- both are sure signs that Spring has finally come to our little corner of the world!
While I am working on the next set of travel pictures, I have one more nesting post I wish to share with you--- next up will be some photos from this seasons beautiful Shabby Treasure nests. I made 6 of these special nests and sent them off to new homes. I'll share one of the personal stories relating to this "commission" only nest and some photos in my next post~