For over 20 years, owner Lise Lessard, has taken her cue from her customers to source original designer creations. The highlight of the boutique in November is undoubtedly the coat collection! Available in different price ranges and styles, coats are front and center, with a range of styles for every budget.
Customers will love the Laparka, a woolen, four-season coat that’s like a whole wardrobe in one! The Lutha collection boasts a classic, tailored coat with a belt that’s ultra flattering for smaller women. The boutique also has comfortable, elegantly cut down coats.
In the ready-to-wear category, the Simply label is ideal for mix-and-matching and layering. The collection features pants, tunics, and dresses in lightweight, easy-care, wrinkle-free fabrics that are perfect for traveling.
There’s something for men at Zazou, too, with handcrafted, Canadian-made sweaters. They’re soft and durable, and perfect for keeping the cold and wind at bay. Men can complete their look with numerous accessories, including tuques and scarves, or a classic aviator-style hat.
Looking for great gift ideas? Whimsical tuques and mitts with a raccoon, moose, or bear theme are not only fun, they’re warm, too! Customers will also find a selection of colorful and cozy wool mittens.
When it first opened in the mid-19th century, Théâtre Champlain was primarily a theatre venue. It wasn’t until 1988 that Ulric Breton teamed up with several partners to turn the historic site into a not-for-profit corporation.
Given the site’s cachet and geographic location, it was decided to give the unique site a major facelift and convert it into a music venue. On October 18, 1994, the first Maison de la Chanson francophone was born.
These days, Théâtre Petit Champlain offers a diverse program featuring internationally renowned performers as well as many local names. It has gone from being a theatre to a music hall, and now to a venue for a much more diverse offering, attracting spectators from near and far.
Monday to Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday: Noon to 5 pm
On show nights, the ticket office is open until 8 pm.
Head to www.theatrepetitchamplain.com for more information.
One of the first artisans to set up shop there, Flamand has been passionate about woodcarving since he was a boy. For as long as he can remember, he has drawn inspiration from wood, creating magnificent works using the traditional, direct-cut woodcarving technique.
A vast selection of works
This unique boutique, where the aroma of wood wafts over you when you walk in the door, offers a vast array of high-relief works, all carved by hand. From the tiniest figurine to large pieces sculpted in stained or colored wood, there’s something for everyone looking to decorate their home, give as a gift, or keep as a souvenir of their visit to Québec City.
The artisan's unique pieces are carved directly on site.
Connecting with the artist and his art
The onsite workshop provides a unique opportunity to connect with the artist and his art. This direct relationship with visitors is a source of inspiration for the artist, over and above his passion for woodcarving. With his warm, friendly welcome, it is obvious that he derives from this close human connection the satisfaction of offering something beautiful to people from all over the world. His art travels all over the world, too, and it is not unusual for people to come and order customized works from him. Alain Flamand is also firmly committed to training the next generation, and he passes on his passion by offering in-store training courses to artisans seeking to make woodcarving their trade.
In addition to the vast selection of works on sale, the artist also takes custom orders for individuals and corporate customers. Whether for a personalized house sign or a bulk order of gifts to offer at a Québec-themed convention, Mr. Flamand and his team will be happy to take on your challenge.
The tradition of woodcarving lives on in the Petit Champlain district thanks to Alain Flamand’s talent and passion.
With its industrial look, repurposed materials, and brick and stone walls, Sapristi has created a winning formula, and it works! The “wine and beer” theme is front and center throughout the bistro, with decorative barrels that are sure to make you feel thirsty, and a menu that will tantalize your tastebuds.
Something for everyone
Sapristi Bistro-Bar shines a spotlight on local Québec ingredients, with its attractive and mouthwatering dishes, including delicious artisanal pizzas (also available for takeout), fresh pasta, and tartares.
With its warm, family-style setting and prompt, friendly service, diners of all ages can choose from a range of delicious dishes that are sure to satisfy their hunger.
The two-story restaurant can accommodate up to 60 diners at a time in summer with its outdoor patio. It’s the perfect place to take a break from your shopping in Quartier Petit Champlain and grab a bite to eat.
The restaurant’s specialty is, without a doubt, its famous croque-monsieurs served either to eat in or take out. In addition to this culinary classic, you’ll also find various pasta dishes, merguez sausages, beef and chicken skewers, steaks, and a wide variety of pizzas. For dessert, those with a sweet tooth won’t want to miss the house special, homemade carrot cake. Simply delicious!
A friendly and inviting atmosphere
The warm welcome extended by the owner and staff at Restaurant Le Casse-Cou makes for a charming and friendly vibe that’s perfect for a relaxed and informal meal with family, friends, or even on your own.
Our tasty snacks are known the world over, and have created many a delicious memory since 1978. Our varied menu includes our original Beaver Tails pastries, poutine, beverages, and frozen treats.
Located in the heart of Quartier Petit Champlain, Q-de-Sac Resto-Pub offers a typically Québécois menu in a warm and rustic setting. Our chef places an emphasis on quality, local ingredients and puts the restaurant’s wood-fired oven to good use to cook delicious cuts of meat and mouthwatering pizzas. And why not quench your thirst with a glass of local beer or Canadian wine while you take in a game on one of our big screens!
Drop by Q-de-Sac Resto-Pub for a welcome break!
In addition to seating for 80 indoors, come summer, Q-de-Sac can also accommodate 40 more diners on its delightful outdoor patio that’s perfect for enjoying a refreshing crafted-in-Québec beer!
It has earned a reputation for its beautiful and elegant kitchen tools, linens, utensils, and other decorative objects. The shop is divided in two—“Entertaining” and “Cooking”—with each section separated by a couple of steps.
For cooking enthusiasts
Owner Lise Charest is passionate about sourcing the most original, practical, and high-quality products for cooking enthusiasts. She is also committed to providing fair-trade offerings from all around the world, including the wonderful Bibol collection of bamboo bowls made in Vietnam by the members of four different families. The attractive, colorful, handmade bowls are available exclusively at the boutique in Québec City.
Imported directly from France
Many of the feature products you’ll see in the boutique are imported from France, including traditional, jacquard dishcloths and acrylic-coated cotton or jacquard tablecloths. Pot en ciel also boasts a wide range of decorative boxes, metal wall signs, and tableware.
Customers can choose from a wide range of world-renowned collections such as tableware and other cat pieces from the Dubout collection, Emile Henry cookware, renowned Le Creuset cast-iron pots, the complete Bodum range (not just the famous coffeemakers!), and, most recently, a selection of Nespresso coffeemakers. Other Quebec-made artisanal items round out the boutique's offerings, including unique, Sylvain Tremblay salt and pepper mills, and La Belle Excuse olive oils.
There is a wide array of other culinary items in the shop. As you’ll see, Pot en Ciel is a real feast for the eyes. Don’t miss it on your next visit to Quartier Petit Champlain!
Made by hand in Québec City, every pair of shoes, boots, and moccasins is a testament to the brand’s authenticity, superior quality, and know-how. At Martino, we love all four seasons, and we’re proud to design products suited to our complex climate so you can enjoy life to the max, all year round!
Discover the comfort of a lightweight shoe in soft, natural leather. Martino takes a modern take on the traditional moccasin with contemporary styling; comfortable, cushioned soles; and original colors. Voted “Official Shoe of the Summer” by our loyal customers, our moccasins are the perfect gift and souvenir of Québec City. Try them—you won’t regret it!
WARM, WATERPROOF BOOTS
Designed using next-gen technologies, our boots are warm, waterproof, and ideal for our Canadian climate. The innovative boot soles and components ensure comfort, performance, and superior quality. Made to last, they’ll keep your feet warm and dry for years—a smart purchase!
The Martino boutique, located in the picturesque Petit Champlain district in Québec City, has been welcoming customers for nearly five years. Discover the brand’s largest selection of leather shoes and bags in Canada. You can also shop online at boutiquemartino.com.
All the Martino products are meticulously made by hand in Québec by artisans. A single pair of shoes relies on the talent and dedication of about fifty people, helping create jobs and develop local expertise. We are extremely proud of this, and you can be, too! By encouraging a Québec business, you are supporting the local economy and jobs. Thank you!
Because it’s not only a confectionery, but also a chocolate shop and a pastry shop that lovingly crafts its delightful treats, all year round!
This family business, passed on from father to daughter, has been open in the district for over 30 years, and offers a vast selection of mouthwatering delicacies.
Why not drop by for a meal on the go and pick up a freshly made sandwich, then top it off with a French macaroon in one of 17 delicious flavors, including piña colada.
Or enjoy a melt-in-your mouth port-flavored chocolate. Or sink your teeth into the sweet icing on a cupcake that, with every bite, reminds you of those your grandma used to make. You could also opt for one of the shop’s increasingly popular keto products or a homemade gelato.
Give in to temptation and try one of their famous chocolate praline pizzas topped with dried fruits. And why not surprise your Holiday dinner guests with an artfully decorated gingerbread house!
In short, Madame Gigi Confiserie has more ways than one to indulge your sweet tooth!