Sur la route – The great outdoors

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Sur la route – The great outdoors

The story of this globetrotting family began in 2004 when Francis left the Quebec City area to join his new love in Montreal. A medievalist by training, Chantal then traveled to China as an exchange student to learn Mandarin, where she was offered a position as a French teacher, which she accepted. Her answer was also a big “yes” when Francis popped the question on the Great Wall... how romantic!

Their daughters tagged along with their travelling parents “sur la route” when they were only a few weeks old. Because they’re homeschooled, the girls are able to accompany their parents around the world. They’ve been to France, Spain, Iceland, Costa Rica, Mexico, Hawaii, Western Canada, the Maritimes and much of the United States.

During their travels, the family often seeks out alternatives to traditional hotel accommodations by checking into a homestay—lodging offered by a local in their home, which provides a more authentic experience. Now, when Chantal books a place to stay, the first thing Francis and the kids ask is if there’s running water and a toilet!

Follow our explorers’ adventures in Vaudreuil-Soulanges and throughout Quebec by visiting their Facebook and Instagram pages, and read mom Chantal’s blogs in the “Travel journals” section.
La famille Sur la Route | Profil plein air

Chantal, Francis, Émilie & Florence - "Sur la route" family Add to favourites

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The outdoor enthusiast

Native of

Pincourt

Resident of

Terrasse-Vaudreuil

Occupation

Mom is at home and dad works in the video game business

Follow our explorers’ adventures in Vaudreuil-Soulanges and throughout Quebec by visiting their Facebook and Instagram pages, and read mom Chantal’s blogs in the “Travel journals” section.

My favourite attractions

Maisonnettes d'antan de la Sucrerie de la Montagne
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Bed and breakfast - Rigaud

Maisonnettes d'antan de la Sucrerie de la Montagne

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Centre Nautique NDIP
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Outdoors and sports - Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot

Centre Nautique NDIP

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Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare
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Outdoors and sports - Saint-Lazare

Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare

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Montreal Skeet Club
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Outdoors and sports - Les Cèdres

Montreal Skeet Club

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Traverse Oka-Hudson
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Shuttles and ferries - Hudson

Traverse Oka-Hudson

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Café Campagne
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Cafes and Bistros - Vaudreuil-Dorion

Café Campagne

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Centre de conservation des oiseaux sauvages Le Nichoir
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Museums and interpretation centers - Hudson

Centre de conservation des oiseaux sauvages Le Nichoir

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La Belle de Coteau-du-Lac
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Agritourism - Coteau-du-Lac

La Belle de Coteau-du-Lac

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Arbraska - Village Arbre-en-ciel
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Outdoors and sports - Rigaud

Arbraska - Village Arbre-en-ciel

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My favourite itineraries

La balade de Pointe-Fortune
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Pointe-Fortune

The Pointe-Fortune excursion

1/2 day
3 stops
2 km
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The Coteau-du-Lac tour
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Coteau-du-Lac

The Coteau-du-Lac tour

1/2 day
4 stops
6 km
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Recent travel journals

5 beautiful orchards to go apple picking
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5 beautiful orchards to go apple picking

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Beaches to enjoy in Vaudreuil-Soulanges
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Beaches to enjoy in Vaudreuil-Soulanges

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The Village des Écluses, a must-see stop in Montérégie 
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The Village des Écluses, a must-see stop in Montérégie 

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6 golf clubs open to the public to discover in Vaudreuil-Soulanges
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6 golf clubs open to the public to discover in Vaudreuil-Soulanges

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Kayak, paddle board, maritime shuttle or cruise : be ready for an adventure on the water!
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Kayak, paddle board, maritime shuttle or cruise : be ready for an adventure on the water!

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Passeport Attraits
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Passeport Attraits

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