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Aux Traditions
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 October 2012

We opted for a road trip for our Summer vacation with B&Bs as our only accommodations for 2 weeks. We chose Aux Traditions for it's location as we wanted to visit La Mauricie National Park.

This was not the most fancy of our B&Bs but it felt like home or at least like staying with friends. The hosts Meggie and Venci are truly friendly people. It is obvious that they love and enjoy people which will make running a B&B a joy for them. They are new in the business and have found their niche.

The house is an old Quebec styled one from a long gone era. It is over 100 years old, but they have restored it so it's appealing and comfortable. The first floor with the kitchen, dining and sitting area has a beautiful hard wood floor with lovely area carpets. The bedrooms are very basic but cozy. There is a suite of 2 rooms with a private bath and 3 that share a bathroom. There is no central air but even at the end of August it was very comfortable with the window open. There is a fan which we didn't have to use.

Meggie provides a delicious and filling breakfast and she likes seeing her guests enjoy it. She will also provide an authentic Balkan dish for supper if you request it. We opted for this meal with a vegetarian twist and were happy that we did.

Meggie is Bulgarian and her husband is Greek. It must be a good blend for hospitality. You notice their gregarious nature the moment you set foot in their home. Meggie speaks excellent English and several other languages. They are both well educated.

If you are in this area, consider a stay at Aux Traditions. It is just outside Mauricie National Park not far from Trois-Rivières in Quebec. For a visit to this park it could not be more conveniently located.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

I visited this charming B&B already few times and I love it!
It is a typical rustic Quebec house just minutes from the magnificent park de la Mauricie.
What I love about it: renovated rooms, tastefully decorated; super friendly and welcoming Meggie & Venci (hosts) who will make you feel home; relaxing backyard; tasty food and real char coal BBQ.
It is located in a quiet little town within a short walk to the river and only minutes drive from endless lakes of Mauricie.
Perfect place to get away from all the noise.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

This B&B is an absolute gem ! Located in a little village overlooking the lake and only a few minutes along the road to the entrance to the Mauricie National Park. The house has been beautifully renovated and all areas are spotlessly clean. There is a large garden to enjoy at the rear which is frequently visited by some of the Nat. Park's wildlife.
The owners, Meggie & Venelin are charming and will offer you the chance to have a traditional Balkan dinner with them. Make sure you take up their offer , the meals are delicious and expect to put an inch or so on your waistline !
This lovely couple will do everything they can to ensure that you have a great time while you are with them. My wife and I arrived as strangers of course, but left as genuine friends and will always have great memories of our stay here.

Room Tip: We stayed in the suite with two rooms and a private bathroom overlooking the rear garden.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Room Tip: Suite avec salle de bain particulière
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 October 2017
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Room Tip: Les chambres avec vue sur le lac sont juste magnifiques !
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Aux Traditions

Address: 1515 Chemin de St-Jean-des-Piles, Saint-Jean-des-Piles, Shawinigan, Quebec G0X 2V0, Canada
Region: Canada > Quebec > Shawinigan > Saint-Jean-des-Piles
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Saint-Jean-des-Piles
Price Range: £52 - £66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Aux Traditions 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at the entrance of La Mauricie National Park, between the beautiful hills of the Laurentian Mountains and the majestic St. Maurice River. Five bedrooms, from which two in a suite, dining room, living room and a Vinarna room for degustation of Balkan dishes. Warm and cozy rustic ambience: guaranteed getaway, far from the din of daily life in the nature’s heart! Activities in the area: boat and canoe, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, bicycle, motorcycle, hunting, fishing, seaplane, golf, karting, historic sites, cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, snowshoeing, etc. Culinary surprises: traditional Mediterranean and Balkan dishes. Come to discover the perfect match between traditions from here and elsewhere! ... more   less 
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