Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu
Malbaie, Quebec City
A mystical sight is slowly revealed as a lingering cloud of mist slowly rises from a dramatic cliff high above the natural majesty of the St. Lawrence River. Perched regally in typically French grandiose style, a breathtaking castle emerges from the mist, Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, Quebec’s stunning Five Star resort. The impact of the beauty of the vista is overwhelming, from the classic French architecture of the castle, the immaculate manicured gardens, the rocky cliffs meeting the force of the vast river waters, mountains merging with sky at the faraway horizon. Guests are transported to a world discovered by French settlers, explorers, traders and trappers; a world that transplanted Old World sensibilities and beckoned immigrants to the untamed wilds of Canada. Tres magnifique.
Celebrating its 120th anniversary, Le Manoir Richelieu was first envisioned as a grand hotel for the elite steamship travelers on the St. Lawrence in 1899. Following a devastating fire in 1928, Canadian architect John Archibald designed this expansive revisioned castle as a tribute to the French heritage and culture of this region. Inaugurated in 1929, the unique hotel in its dramatic setting became a landmark world class resort, its 450 guest rooms and suites welcoming guests with regal luxury and sophistication, an intersection of grandeur and conviviality, country charm and the wonders of nature.
A distinctive warmth and pride emanates from the staff, royal service throughout from arrival to departure. The award winning gastronomic achievements of the four haute cuisine restaurants make each meal an experience to savor. A beguiling spa retreat, treasure The Moment, with a menu of signature body treatments, therapeutic restorative massage, indoor pool and Jacuzzi. Indulge with the Moment for Me Spa Package, work out in the state of the art Fitness Center and relax in enchanting lounges and inviting bars. Explore and enjoy all Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu has to offer on the property and beyond, the enthusiastic concierge perfecting each stay with an array of possibilities, and everyone together making each stay memorable. Perfect your game on the championship 27 hole golf course in a stunning picturesque setting. The spacious outdoor pools, tennis courts, mini golf, cycling and hiking make optimal warm weather experiences. Winter means ice skating, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, snowmobiles, dog sleds, and downhill skiing nearby. Whale watching, river cruises, Casino de Charlevoix and vibrant nightlife, quaint Malbaie village, and more.
Recent renovations enhance the ultimate in modern castle comforts while maintaining the rich heritage, unique design elements, and updated traditional versions incorporating all the best in tech friendly travel for their international clientele. Mini bars, coffee makers, flatscreen, WiFi, some whirlpool tubs, spacious baths, top amenities, 1 and 2 bedroom suites with living room and kitchen, options abound. Only an hour and a half from Quebec City, guests discover the magic of a Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu castle getaway for couples, groups, corporate retreats, friends, families, and special events, weddings and reunions.