If you have not seen Petite-Rivière,
you have not seen Charlevoix
If you have not seen Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, you have not seen Charlevoix! Our village is the oldest settlement site in Charlevoix. With a rich and authentic cultural heritage and history, Petite-Rivière sits comfortably between the mountains and the river. It is here that most of the history of Charlevoix and the Côte-Nord region was written. Take a pause here, whether for a moment or a few days, and breathe in the fresh air, filled with our history, all the while discovering the same aromas that give the wind its distinct scent, a mixture of the river's freshness and the mountain's breeze.
With the highest peak (770 m) and the most abundant snowfall east of the Rockies, Petite-Rivière-Saint-François has everything to please nature lovers! Whether you are looking for winding paths in the middle of vast forests, twisting roads to drive, breathtaking landscapes, or a beach by the sea, let our village bring out the explorer in you. Come and quench your thirst for nature with us. We are the best kept secret of Charlevoix! Our village is the oldest place of settlement in Charlevoix. Rich in history and authentic culture, Petite-Rivière is comfortably settled between the river and the mountain. This is where much of the early history of Charlevoix and the North Shore was written. Stop for a moment or for a few days, take a deep a few deep breaths and reconnect with the past, while discovering the same aromas that have always remained here, a mix of sea-like wind and mountain breeze.