The D’Autray is characterized by many attractions related to culture and arts, heritage, agri tourism, recreation and the scenic outdoors. If you are seeking relaxation, adventure or simply enjoying nature, then D’Autray is the perfect place for you (Also see points of interestin D’Autray that you can visit).
We have compiled a guide with multitudes of activities that you can take part in when touring this magnificent region. These activities will enable you experience the culture of the locals in another dimension. Here are some of them.
The locals usually regard these as their jewels given that some still feature the magnificent architecture of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries
There are many historical sites present in D’Autray. The locals usually regard these as their jewels given that some still feature the magnificent architecture of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Their own heritage and nature are integral features of their society.
Here some of the most important historical elements in D’Autray; the Chemin du Roy, 4 monumental buildings, 17th century churches and old wooden barns that are characteristic of the 18th and 19th centuries.
The Chemin du Roy is one of the oldest roads in the entire region and it passes through seven of D’Autray’s fifteen municipalities. They include; Saint-Cuthbert, Lavatrie, La-Visitation-of-l’IleDupas, Sainte- Geneviève-de-Berthier, Lanoraie, Saint-Barthélemy and Bethierville.
Note: Some of these churches are still in use up to today while others have been sold to private interests.
The D’Autray region has grown economically thanks to two things, agriculture, and tourism
The D’Autray region has grown economically thanks to two things, agriculture, and tourism. There are several agricultural companies that are in the area. These include vineyards, game farms, gardens, cheese factories, tobacco factories and plantations.
Are you interested in seeing how some of this produce is processed? Some of these places can give you a tour through their factories and plantations.
Culture And Arts
“there are also several art events which feature local artists “
There are a number of museums, auditoriums and art workshops and galleries that can give you a sneak peek into the art culture of this region. However, if you want to meet the artists themselves, there are also several art events which feature local artists (with some renowned worldwide).
So why are there artists in regional Canada? Artists prefer living in a place of serene ambience where they can be able to get their inspiration from. That is the reason many artists prefer living in areas like D’Autray which have a relaxing sensation. The farmers and other non-artist locals have come to appreciate the artists in their midst and they have also been instrumental in funding art exhibitions held throughout the region.
Did you know? This regional county is made up of 15 municipalities and covers an area of more than 1240 square kilometers.