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Site de la Nouvelle-France - (Temporarily closed)

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370, Vieux Chemin, Saint-Félix-d'Otis, G0V 1M0

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Born in 1990 following the shooting of two film productions (Robe Noire, 1990 and Shehaweh, 1992), the Nouvelle-France Site recreates the daily life of the colony of Quebec in the 17th century. Recently, the winter outdoor scenes of the documentary Le rêve de Champlain were filmed there. The site was finally opened to the general public in 1993. Since then, it counts every year several thousand visitors.

The Site de la Nouvelle-France enables visitors to travel back to the 17th century with or without a guide.

Voyage to Nouvelle-France accompanied by the colony's inhabitants.

Far from the usual commented tour, the course is a dynamic and entertaining human experience. Several entertainment venues, unique characters and period buildings reproduced with meticulousness await you!

They'll share their passion and their discoveries, of which some date back to over 5000 years! The occupation of l’Anse à la Croix will be told via the 150,000 artifacts that have been discovered during the past 21 years.


  • ò Authentic First Nations experience
  • z Indigenous content

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Hot meals available for lunch.


Reopening date to be determined


Site de la Nouvelle-France gives its visitors the chance to experience daily life in the 17th century. Use our hiking trail (or hop onto our shuttle) for transportation between reenactments, visit our small farm, explore our archaeology site or admire the view of the Saguenay Fjord. You’ll love this memorable visit with our guides dressed in character!

Come and meet our archaeologists! They’ll share their passion and their discoveries, some of which date back to over 5000 years! The occupation of l’Anse-à-la- Croix will be told via the 150,000 artifacts that have been discovered during the past 21 years.

The site provides families with an experiential visit. Dive deeper into history and learn more about New France’s first inhabitants with our interactive set-up.

The New-France site is a perfect place for an educational visit with schoolchildren and teachers. A fun course and rich in learning. The school will never have had such beautiful walls!

Fun for the entire family.

Take the hiking trail on-site for incredible views of Saguenay and the fjord.

Attend the Les Filles de la Forêt equestrian show and visit the archeological sites.