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Quebec City Le Franchar, Quiet River View, 20 minutes from Old Quebec City

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace


About the property

Chateau / Country House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Stay any season at our quiet, comfortable and picturesque Orleans Island St Lawrence River Le Franchar during your next visit to Quebec City. Le Franchar, licensed and four star rated by the Quebec Tourist Bureau, is located on historic Orleans Island, a scenic 7 mile 20 minute drive from bustling Old Quebec.

Le Franchar, onsite owner managed and nonsmoking, is a bright upper story 1100 sq ft air conditioned two bedroom suite with its own entry that commands a spectacular view of the St. Lawrence River and the Lauretians. Explore our private 2.5 mile road while you traverse our own forests and meadows. End your day with an enchanting sunset.

The Le Franchar suite features an air conditioned living area with a wood burning fireplace, a large private lanai, cable TV, and a WIFI. Two large bedrooms – one with a queen bed, the other with two twins, each have a dresser and garment closet. The kitchen area is completely equipped, including cooktop, oven, microwave and dishwasher. One full bath has a shower over tub and a clothes washer and dryer.

From your private lanai, relax and enjoy the picturesque St Lawrence River view with local wine, bread, and cheese. Or stroll to our 'Relais' next to our pond and listen to the birds sing. Wander our 100 acres on our 2.5 mile private road and discover unexpected beauty and serenity.

Let us be your home away from home when you visit Quebec City. Discover picturesque Orleans Island, Quebec City's original agricultural settlement that remains untouched by urban development.

Activities on the Le Franchar domain include wildlife viewing, walking, cycling, and cross-country skiing. Activities nearby include golf, hiking, alpine sking, yachting, sailing, jet skiing, canoe-kayaking, pond trout fishing, sightseeing historical Orleans Island & Old Quebec, summer theater, shopping at crafts boutiques, art galleries, wineries, chocolate factory, restaurants, fruit picking, maple sugar shacks, etc.

Le Franchar is located 7 miles from Old Quebec, 20 minutes from Mont Ste-Anne's skiing, hiking, and mountain biking;, only 5 minutes from Montmorency Falls. Tell us know your needs and we will do our best to accommodate your stay.


More Details

Property Manager
Lyse Poulin, owner & manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2017


Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • laundry area with clothes washer & dryer
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Bank located 4 miles from house


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Quebec City Le Franchar, Quiet River View, 20 minutes from Old Quebec City
average rating of 4.975 based on 40 reviews
Lexington, MA, US

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We had the delight of being Lyse and Gus' first guests. We had a wonderful time with them and can not recommend this home, or its hosts, more highly. The accommodations are very comfortable. The views are spectacular. Lyse and Gus were very helpful, offering suggestions about restaurants, services on the island, and doing research for us when it might be useful. They also gave us a beautiful tour of their property including the pond (Relais) and cabin near it. If you are thinking about spending time near Quebec, and if you love the beautiful countryside, the most wonderful fruits, vegetables, and dairy products in the world, and beautiful hospitality in a lovely setting, this is the place for you!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four from Denmark, and we spent four days at Le Franchar in mid-July 2016 .

Our review can only be most laudatory. We found the website description to be very accurate in all respects, and we can subscribe to each word said in earlier evaluations.

It is a beautiful place, a beautiful appartment, with a beautiul view. And warm, considerate and humorous hosts. The human aspect was not the least rewarding for us, first-time visitors to Canada.

Other comments we left in the guest book, please see for yourselves :-)


Niels Gottlieb and family


  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Le Franchar

  • 5 of 5

Le Franchar is a marvellous vacation rental. The apartment is very clean, well-stocked and so very peaceful. The property is lovingly maintained by Lyse and Gus, who are always available to answer any questions. I will not hesitate to return again in the future. It is a truly beautiful place.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Fall-In-Québec experience

  • 5 of 5

For those who want to experience Québec City and surrounding areas, Le Franchar is the place to stay! The upstairs 2 bedroom flat in the picturesque two-story house was impeccably clean and well appointed. The setting on L'ile D'Orléans with scenic views of Fall colors from both side of the house was out of a postcard! We enjoyed our 5 night stay with the friendly and very helpful owners Lyse and Gus, who live in an identical house next door. Fall colors in the area were gorgeous but the location was also within a short drive of Old Québec, Montmorency Falls and other local sites. We're looking forward to a return trip to Québec, and will stay at Le Franchar if possible.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Melbourne, Florida

Beautiful Setting and the View is Spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

Le Franchar was beautiful, well-maintained, and very comfortable. The view across the St. Lawrence was gorgeous, especially at night. Convenient to Quebec City - only a 15-20 minute drive, depending on traffic. Ile d'Orleans was charming - lots of fall festivals, apple picking, produce stands. Lyse & Gus provided us with good information and recommendations on the area. Enjoyed touring the Manoir Mauvide-Genest - very interesting. Would highly recommend a stay at Le Franchar and hope to return some time soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lexington, NC, USA

40th Anniversary Trip

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with Lyse and Gus on our 40th anniversary trip to QC . It was the cleanest VRBO we have ever stayed in and so homey and welcoming. Decorated French Country with beautiful antiques. When we arrived they had classical music playing and even had an anniversary card for us. Everything we needed in the way of dishes and supplies were provided. They were most helpful in every way during our stay. The view from the balcony over the river had beautiful sunsets and was a highlight of our trip. We ate dinner on the balcony each night while watching the amazing color show in the sky. The island is so special and a nice treat away from being in QC. It is easy to spend an entire day on the island. We highly recommend this home and would return again. I can't say enough about their hospitality and friendliness. I had just been in the hospital and they were so caring. Don't miss this one- it is the best ever. Thank you Lyse and Gus.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Audry Thank you so much for the beautiful review, it is very appreciate and let me tell you, that was very easy to be nice with people like you and Jame, hope to see you again. We enjoy guests like you.... quiet and very clean. Lyse
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Saint-Pierre-de-l'Île-d'Orléans Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

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departure cleaning $60

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