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1- Parc des Chutes de la Chaudière
Take advantage of your stay in Lévis to visit the park Chutes-de-la-Chaudière; the 35-meter high falls are spectacular. You can see them from a suspended walkway at a height of 23 meters above the river or from several lookouts.
The Interpretation Centre, located in the service building, will let you discover the fascinating history of the site, including the remains of Amerindian campsites found during archeological digs. In this magnificent park you can also hike along marked trails (2.8 miles), hold a family pick-nick, or even fish (permit required – not sold on site).
A beautiful day in the great outdoors awaits you at the Parc des Chutes-de-la-Chaudière!
2- Parc Canada Fort #1 Lévis
On the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, the Lévis Forts were built by the British between 1865 and 1872 to protect Quebec City against an American invasion following the American Civil War.
The last in a series of three detached forts, Fort #1 attests to the remarkable technological innovations of the time.
Enter and stroll through dark vaulted tunnels; this fort holds many surprises.
3- Maison Alphonse-Desjardins
During a virtual tour of the Maison Alphonse-Desjardins (https://www.desjardins.com/page-renvoi/maison-alphonse-desjardins/index.html), you will discover the birthplace of the institution that was to be the first cooperative financial group in America. This virtual tour will give you an intimate look at the extraordinary life of Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins, founders of the Mouvement des Caisses Desjardins, and into their domestic environment, as if you were really there.
The Maison Alphonse-Desjardins is a museum established to showcase the origins of the Mouvement des Caisses Desjardins and the history of the cofounders Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins.
It was the Desjardins family house for more than a half century and then the headquarters of the Lévis Caisse populaire between 1900 and 1906. It was within these walls that the project to build the first savings and credit cooperative institution in America was initiated.
Since its construction in 1883, the house has had several vocations. First a private residence for nearly 100 years, it was then acquired in 1981by the Société historique Alphonse-Desjardins. After being an interpretation center, it became a museum in 2001.
Several thousand visitors from here and abroad pass through each year to discover a most fascinating history.
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