Located at the old train station in Montebello is ChocoMotive a chocolate interpretation center where you can learn how chocolate is made and taste the products created. 819-423-5737.
Sample locally made cheeses fabricated in this artisanal store. 687A Notre-Dame, Montebello, Quebec JOV 1LO, Canada.
In the heart of Montebello, this boutique is a real treat for the eyes. You will discover a large variety of souvenirs each more unique that the last. Roland and Louise, the boutique owners, are awaiting your visit. Remember your time in the Petite-Nation with a large variety of crafts and decorations for your garden, your kitchen and even for your next Christmas celebration. Open everyday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Visit the studio and meet Denise Harvey-Desroches, an artist of international reputation who specializes in watercolor and casein. Throughout the year, you can make an appointment and visit the artist in her studio where you can learn more about watercolor techniques.
A quaint vestige of days past, this historic old home also doubles as a great place to find treasures to remember your stay in the rejuvenating Petite-Nation. Take a few minutes to browse around, noting the exquisite pieces of antiquity: mirrors, vases, china, paintings, and various knick-knacks. Hard-core collectors will most assuredly be drawn to the old wardrobes and in particular, the beautiful antique piano – and yes, it still works! Open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (open to 9:00 p.m. every Thursday and Friday).
La Petite-Nation does not want for talented artists, and this neat little gallery is the place to find great local artwork. Among the featured paintings on display are oils by Y. Dussault and Lucie Gauthier, watercolors by Montreal native Josée Fleury, and the delicate style of acclaimed Montebello local artist, Denise Harvey-Desroches.
Any visit to the cozy little village of Papineauville would not be complete without stopping by the workshop of this talented local artist. Renée Dupont’s forte is pottery, and her work is second to none. She is also an accomplished sculptor. Make sure you call first, or you run the risk of Madame Dupont being ‘out of the office’.