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La Galouïne is a home away from home located right in the heart of the small town, which allows you to explore Tadoussac on foot.

In the Acadian vernacular (which retains many traces of the language spoken by the first settlers), a “galouïne” is a sudden and violent storm, a squall in nautical terms. However, the charming auberge La Galouïne offers a warm and comfortable stay with a friendly and familial atmosphere combining personal attention and delicious cuisine - a home away from home.

The main house has eight rooms, with another four in the annex – all of varying sizes and configurations. These are bright and airy, and most are decorated in an unfussy contemporary style with a distinctive flavour, creating a cosy atmosphere. The pleasant staff are on hand to look after you and the restaurant is something of a local institution, and features local produce which is used in authentic local dishes – with the result that you don’t have to look far for somewhere to eat.

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This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Wilderness Quebec

This self-drive family adventure, staying in hotels, cabins and comfortable Huttopia tents with all facilities, is designed to reveal the best of outdoor Québec. Driving at your own pace, there’s a chance to see all the region’s iconic mammals – whales, black bear, moose and caribou.

  • When to go: Jun-Sep
  • Duration inc. flights: 15 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,095 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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This village on the Saint Lawrence, beside its confluence with the Saguenay River, was once a major fur trapping centre. It lies inside Canada’s first marine national park, where the rich environment attracts numerous whales – including belugas – and is home to CIMM (the Centre of Marine Mammal Interpretation).

  • Where: Québec
  • Ideal for viewing: beluga whale, blue whale, fin whale, humpback whale, minke whale
  • Excellent for: Whale watching