In the heart of Vieux Quebec, Auberge Saint-Antoine and restaurants, Initiale and Panache are essential for a stay highlighted by delicious moments.
Auberge Saint-Antoine, member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux group, facing the majestic river near the ramparts, museums and the bustling streets of Le Petit Champlain, sets itself apart in combining historic character with modern luxury! Located on a unique archaeological site, the Auberge accents its stylish interior design with numerous artifacts unearthed during construction. The Inn offers 95 rooms, each with its own history. Stone walls, elegant fabrics, and thoughtful lighting serve to confer a luxurious and warm atmosphere.
With 40 years experience in luxury hotels, Jean-Louis Souman directs the establishment with the hand of a master. With the help of handpicked staff, this hôtelier, who worked for 30 years at the prestigious Bristol in Paris, annually receives famous personalities, and warm accolades from the press. Travel + Leisure magazine has ranked the Auberge Saint-Antoine the leading hotel in Canada, while Condé Nast Traveler ranks it number two in Canada among the world’s best 100 hotels. The team benefits from the remarkable contribution of Geneviève Guay, professional concierge, and member of the Les Clefs d’Or Canada. This curious, passionate and intuitive young woman will meet your needs with tact, discretion, attention to detail, and enthusiasm.
Guests come from afar to enjoy the fare offered in the two renowned restaurants of the Auberge, Panache and L’Initiale.
With its chic neo-rustic decor, the elegant and sophisticated dining room at Panache enjoys a privileged location and view of the river. Cuisine at Panache features a reinterpretation of traditional classics and reflects a love of local produce and culture. Dishes – including those served at the popular brunch – attract a clientele of discerning gourmets.
Recipient of the highly coveted Five Diamond rating from AAA/CAA, reflective of outstanding quality, Restaurant Initiale – located next door – comes under the leadership of two passionate restaurateurs. In the dining room, Rolande Leclerc orchestrates the comings and goings of a trained staff, determined to meet the expectations of the most demanding guests. In the kitchen, her accomplice, Breton Chef Yvan Lebrun and his team masterfully concoct original dishes inspired by the season and availability of produce. A delightful cuisine, colourful and refined, based in French tradition, Quebec terroir and prepared with no-frills rigour.
For a short break, why not discover three exceptional addresses in the heart of Vieux Quebec?