For my partner and I, a romantic weekend in Shawi in winter means comfort food, good beer, and winter sports! We love taking advantage of the inviting restaurants and cafes of Shawi, but also our fabulous National Park and ski center.
Saturday morning, stop for breakfast at Le Grille-Pain bakery! It’s warm, it smells good, you can drink a coffee there and work or read a book. I 1000% recommend their white chocolate and coconut brioche made on Fridays. They call it a bread but oh no, it’s a real brioche! Pure happiness…
Then, head to Vallée du Parc to fill up on sensations! This ski station is easily accessible and perfect for enjoying a few descents on skis, snowboard, or alpine sled. After skiing, you can warm up in the Resto-Bar 360 by the fireplace, drinking a good beer or having a good dinner with local flavors.
The day continues in La Mauricie National Park with a hike along marked trails. You can practice cross-country skiing over 80 km, as well as snowshoeing over 54 km. A walk of about an hour and a half is generally perfect for me and my husband, but it is possible to spend the whole day there and even to camp there.
If possible, I advise you to have dinner at Aux Traditions Restaurant in the Saint-Jean-des-Piles sector (limited availability in the winter season), to combine the outdoors and the flavors of the Balkans! Otherwise, stop at 2800 du Parc to relax with a delicious Mauricie gin while enjoying the incredible view of the river. Enjoy your stay in Shawi!
Skiing or winter hiking.
Passing through the picturesque village heart of St-Jean-des-Piles.
At restaurants, cafes and bakeries.
Throughout your stay in Shawi.
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