Sur la route – The great outdoors

La famille Sur la Route | Profil plein air

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

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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 favorite attractions

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

Maisonnettes d'antan de la Sucrerie de la Montagne

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

Centre Nautique NDIP

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

Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare

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Montreal Skeet Club
Sports clubs - Les Cèdres

Montreal Skeet Club

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Traverse Oka-Hudson
Shuttles and ferries - Hudson

Traverse Oka-Hudson

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Café Campagne
Cafe and Bistro - Vaudreuil-Dorion

Café Campagne

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

Centre de conservation des oiseaux sauvages Le Nichoir

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La Belle de Coteau-du-Lac
Agrotourism - Coteau-du-Lac

La Belle de Coteau-du-Lac

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Arbraska
Outdoor and sports - Rigaud

Arbraska

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My favorite itineraries

La balade de Pointe-Fortune
Pointe-Fortune

The Pointe-Fortune excursion

1/2 day
3 arrêts
2 km
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La tournée de Coteau-du-Lac
Coteau-du-Lac

The CDL itinerary

1/2 day
4 arrêts
6 km
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Recent travel journals

Confidences d’une passionnée
Inspirations - Marie-Belle Ouellet

Confidences d’une passionnée

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Vaudreuil-Soulanges, une évasion culturelle près de la nature
Générale - Jessica Gallant Nomade Magazine

Vaudreuil-Soulanges, une évasion culturelle près de la nature

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Parcours dans les arbres à Arbraska Rigaud
Générale - Chantal Allard

Parcours dans les arbres à Arbraska Rigaud

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Le magasinage du temps des Fêtes… en mode COVID
Générale - Colette Lebel

Le magasinage du temps des Fêtes… en mode COVID

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Cycliste de passage dans Vaudreuil-Soulanges
Générale - Équipe éditoriale

Cycliste de passage dans Vaudreuil-Soulanges

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Randonnée familiale à vélo au canal de Soulanges
Générale - Marie-Claude Daoust

Randonnée familiale à vélo au canal de Soulanges

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