With the goal to visit all we can in our residing area in Quebec, we found out about a small village of some interest lost in the Laurentides Mountains . Being rather far at about 250 km from our home town, we set out early and drove on the highway, skipping all the stops from Quebec City to La Malbaie, having already done that on a previous ( and very enjoyable ) road-trip.
Our first stop was Port-Au-Persil, simply because the name was just interesting; Harbour of Parsley ? Its a very nice village, with a shop selling pretty good hard cider and some interesting story about a scottish guy called Neil McLaren starting this place. Probably explains the sheep all around.
We took a quick break at the last village before heading inland and into the mountains at Saint-Siméon. Apart from a nice rest area with an access to rocky beach, this village is better know for the long ferry to and from Rivière-Du-Loup.
Following internet hints, we stopped at the Petit-Saguenay, and drove to the harbour. Great views !
Finally got to Anse-Saint-Jean. Its full of old and well maintained house that are part of Quebec history. The village has a cute covered bridge, a harbor with some local crafts and a few hiking trails around. One of those actually leading to a view where the 1000$ bill picture was taken from !