Inns Magazine Issue 1 Vol. 18 Spring Romance 2014 - Page 14

Inns E-Magazine / Spring 2014


Le Royal Champêtre

Romantic Destination with a View

eet Brigitte Belanger, she started her career in tourism at a young age and her first job was teaching fitness in Cuba. She was smitten with the industry and spent

18 years in tourism and has lived in five countries and is trilingual. Along the way she met her husband Christophe Tissier in Greece and together they ventured to Paris for 12 years. They decided Canada was going to be their next move for their family. They flew from Paris to view many B&Bs for sale in Quebec and on the last day of their search they viewed the Le Royal Champêtre. They fell in love with it and became new owners in 2012. They took a year to redecorate and they included all Canadian made furniture with two rooms furnished from barn board. With Christophe’s marketing background he created a new extensive website with the latest social media. The bed and breakfast offers more than a room in their house.

Brigitte sells an experience – “We want our guests to experience the area, see, taste, feel, touch and hear local.”

The B&B sits above the St. Lawrence River and is a 15-minute walk to the Montmorency Falls  and an eight-minute drive to Old Quebec  City.

“Guests arrive and we offer a beverage, hot chocolate or tea and let them have the ‘wow’ moment when they see the river.”

Excursion Packages are available on the website to keep guests informed of new things they haven’t thought of for their visit from tourist attractions, skiing, dining and adventure. With Brigitte’s background she acts as personal travel agent.

Romance comes naturally here as before guests arrive maple logs are put in the fireplace so the house smells nice.

The most romantic room is the St. Lawrence Room that overlooks the river and it offers a bay window and it is just you and nature. No one sees you and time stops. The Spring Room offers quiet soft colors and is a perfect backdrop for proposals, anniversaries and honeymoons.

Romance is always a work in progress and mixed with adventure this is the perfect place to keep love alive!

5494 Avenue Royale 
Boischatel G0A1H0 Québec

Phone: 418 - 822- 3500 / 1-866-762-1800

By Mary Hughes