As the entire Haut-Richelieu is a predominantly agricultural region, it's the perfect place for picnics featuring local produce. Cheesemakers, charcutiers, chocolatiers, brewers and winemakers are all producers who offer you new local flavours. Here's the ideal destination this summer for exploring new landscapes along the Richelieu River or Lake Champlain.
Gourmet picnic tours are available throughout the region! It's up to you to choose where the road takes you. The gourmet tours are all available on the Ondago app. Check out our must-see agritourism stops.
At the foot of the mountain and through the fields, wind your way through Sainte-Brigide-d'Iberville and Mont-Saint-Grégoire to discover the farms and stores ready to welcome you and show you their expertise. You can sample delicious local produce at the picnic site, located in the countryside of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, at the Au Gré des Champs cheese factory.
- Vaudois sausage
- Cadet Roussel Farm
- Les vergers Pierre Tremblay et Fils
- Fromagerie Au Gré des Champs - picnic area
Nothing says summer like a good summer BBQ. All the more so when it's concocted with local produce and enjoyed in a local business where you can take the time to sip a nice cold beer. Drive a few kilometers through the town of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, discover the local stores and farms, then enjoy a good local meal.
- Fromagerie Au Gré des champs
- Le 3 bœufs inc.
- Thirteen chocolates
- Domaine Berthiaume - Picnic area
The great summer excursion
Escape on a journey where culinary culture takes on its full meaning along a 64 km route that follows the Richelieu River on both banks. Meet authentic people who will help you discover local products and their stories. Pick up your own produce to enjoy at home or at a suggested picnic spot.
Along the way, take advantage of the moment to discover all the cultural and culinary attractions that surround you.
- Reid Farm
- Henryville Orchard
- Fromagerie Fritz Kaiser
- Stefan Frick delicatessen
- Louis Hébert strawberries
- Vineyard 1292 - Picnic area
The Brewery Tour
La Tournée Brassicole is an ideal tour for craft beer lovers who want to combine business with pleasure. Each of the region's microbreweries will welcome you to discover their unique beers in a setting all their own. You'll succumb to the pleasure of sharing and tasting Haut-Richelieu beers!
- Lagabière - Brasserie, Taproom & Boutique
- OverHop - Craft beers
- Domaine Berthiaume
- Terre à boire - Picnic area
In the heart of the city, discover the hidden treasures of Old Saint John. On foot or by bike, discover the stores and restaurants of Old Saint John. Animated throughout the summer, you can enjoy an urban and gourmet experience, while sampling local products in the Place publique picnic area.
- Parma Déli
- Marché public du Vieux-Saint-Jean (Saturday)
- Thirteen chocolates
- Les petites Bonneville grocery store