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Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, Canada

Discover the good life through the exploration of the great outdoors, the sea and the picturesque small town of Baie-Saint-Paul, during a Charlevoix, Quebec bus tour. Nestled in a valley on the northern shore of the Saint Lawrence River, Baie-Saint-Paul is known as the birthplace of the clowning, juggling troupe Cirque du Soleil. However, most of the entertainment is Baie-Saint-Paul is of a gentler nature, its pristine landscapes and natural beauty inspiring artists and craftsmen to create beautiful works of art for over 350 years.

Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, Canada

Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, Canada

Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, Canada Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, Canada

Your Visit to Baie-Saint-Paul

From its narrow streets lined with charming boutiques and art galleries to its surrounding nature, Baie-Saint-Paul is thrilling in both its beauty and dynamism. Get lost in the art, nature and culture of this delightful city during a visit to Baie-Saint-Paul. 

Baie-Saint-Paul Tourist Information Office

Start you time in Baie-Saint-Paul in the Baie-Saint-Paul Tourist Information Office. Situated at the heart of the thriving cultural community, you’ll find all the materials you need to ensure a unique Charlevoix experience.

Exploring and Shopping at Baie-Saint-Paul’s Art Galleries

Take home unique works of art that capture the essence of the region. Boasting some 30 galleries and ateliers, a trip to Baie-Saint-Paul is not complete without visiting some of its renowned galleries, many of which can be found on Baie-Saint-Paul’s main street, Rue-St-Jean-Baptiste.

Carrefour Culturel Paul Médéric

Stop by the Carrefour Culturel Paul Médéric. Named after local priest and writer who founded a youth movement in Baie-Saint-Paul, the gallery is the perfect place to watch local artists at work in their studios. 

Musée d'Art Contemporain

The architectural features of the Musée d'Art Contemporain alone will lure you into this gallery. Just across the main drag of Baie-Saint-Paul, you’ll find contemporary art by local artists and photographic exhibits on loan from the National Gallery of Canada.

Maison de René -Richard

One of Baie-Saint-Paul’s most prized attractions, discover the works of René Richard in the century-old Maison de René -Richard. The art gallery houses antique furniture and objects and also sells original works by René Richard and other renowned artists.


Lined with historic homes, some with mansard roofs (a traditional architectural style), Rue-St-Joseph is a street for those who wish to experience Baie-Saint-Paul’s unique culture and nature. As you wonder along Rue-St-Joseph you will come to Rue-Ste-Anne leading to the Baie-Saint-Paul wharf where you will be welcomed by an aged schooner. From here you can enjoy the views of Baie-Saint-Paul’s neighboring island, the Island of Coudres or explore the nearby wooded area and its bird-watching trail.

Dining in Baie-Saint-Paul

Savor the region’s food products and cuisine in Baie-Saint Paul’s many restaurants and cafés and don’t forget to pick up gourmet delights from Comptoirs Gourmands or candy from Chocolaterie Cynthia.