All Aboard the New Train of Le Massif de Charlevoix

Le Massif de Charlevoix

In September, the new Train of Le Massif de Charlevoix departed from Quebec City for the 80-mile journey east to the charming town of La Malbaie along the St. Lawrence River in Charlevoix. It’s been a while, but we took the same route about 10 years ago to celebrate the reopening of the 405-room Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu—the “Castle on the Cliff.”

We can still taste the Flemish beer and fresh mussels with pomme frites in this little wooden Belgian boite near a town called Pointe-au-Pic. That’s the selling point. The restored Pullman railcars deliver up to 528 pax into a mountain wilderness dotted with romantic farmhouses and Fairmont’s famous riverside spa for unforgettable off-the-map programs.