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Exploring the Charms of Charlevoix, Quebec: A Memorable Visit to Club Med Charlevoix

Charlevoix, Quebec, nestled along the picturesque St. Lawrence River, is a hidden gem of Canada's east coast. Famed for its stunning natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and charming hospitality, Charlevoix captivates visitors from around the world. Recently, I had the pleasure of experiencing the region's unique allure during my stay at Club Med Charlevoix during the Northstar Travel Media’s “Under One Roof” conference. Upon arriving at Club Med Charlevoix, I was immediately greeted by the warm smiles of the staff, reflecting the renowned hospitality of the region. The resort's location, nestled amid rolling hills and breathtaking landscapes, provided the perfect backdrop for a serene and rejuvenating meeting or event. Charlevoix is renowned for its awe-inspiring natural beauty, and each of the rooms at Club Med offer spectacular views of the St. Lawrence River and the surrounding valley or the beautiful surrounding mountain of Le Massif. The rooms are large and inviting with a modern lodge feel. There is a fridge in each room restocked daily with sodas, juices, and water as part of their all-inclusive experience and, for me, one of the best parts, they also provide cozy robes and slippers for the chilly mornings. Beyond its natural beauty, Charlevoix is also a haven for culture enthusiasts. Our group had the opportunity to explore the vibrant artistic scene, with numerous galleries, boutiques, and artisanal workshops showcasing the creativity and craftsmanship of the local community. The rich cultural heritage of Charlevoix was evident in the preserved historic buildings. A visit to Charlevoix would be incomplete without indulging in its culinary treasures. The region is known for its farm-to-table philosophy, and I savored every bite of the delectable local delicacies. From the renowned Charlevoix cheese to succulent seafood dishes featuring fresh catches from the St. Lawrence River, the hotel’s F&B team put on a show for us in both the private events and in their restaurants daily. Club Med Charlevoix provides the perfect sanctuary to relax and unwind after each day's adventures. Whether hiking along the scenic trails or simply relaxing amidst the tranquil surroundings, the region's natural wonders offer an endless list of things to do year-round. The resort's luxurious amenities also include a spa, pool, and fitness center - ensuring that every moment is filled with comfort and rejuvenation. The hotel’s meeting space provides a great place to meet for smaller meetings and retreats. My visit to Charlevoix, Quebec, and the enchanting Club Med Charlevoix was a truly enjoyable experience. The region's natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and warm hospitality was an unexpected, but a very welcome, discovery. If you’re looking for something different than “sun & sand” that provides an escape to nature, a cultural immersion and a luxurious retreat all rolled into one - Charlevoix and Club Med Charlevoix are destinations that will leave you and your attendees talking. I highly recommend visiting this hidden gem and discovering the captivating wonders that await you there

Christine Kavanagh 704-650-6564


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