3 juillet 2014,

Over the weekend, I had the fabulous pleasure of staying at B&B Gîte Chambre Chalet at St-Mathieu-du-Parc. I found this lovely house on AirBnB. A lot of people go camping in the national park itself – but I wasn’t really in the mood for that.

On a side note, beware of the mosquitos when outdoors! They’ll bite your face with no remorse. Bring insect repellant!

If you decide to go to the Mauricie region, it’s best you bring along a French-whatever language you speak dictionary and not rely on your phone’s Google translate cause it’s hard to get reception. If you speak French, or travel with someone who speaks French, you won’t need that, of course.

Also, don’t count on your GPS coordinates to get you there. It’ll make no sense and lead you astray. I learnt this the hard way. Map and good old fashioned directions is the way to go in this town.

When I was a kid, I used to read books which featured houses that were near the forest. I’ve been to a couple of cottages in England and Australia, but I’ve never stayed in a house like this.

And there it is – the comfortable, difficult-to-get-out-in-the-morning bed. I haven’t seen a bolster pillow in ages!


The room was spotless and there’s even a bathrobe if you’d like to use it. Mood lighting available on twisting :o)


Isn’t the snowman cute? And look – there’s a variety of different towels and little pieces of chocolate!

I couldn’t help but gush.


And lastly – VHS! We watched half a tape. Can’t believe it actually worked. I felt like a kid again. Remember the last time you rewound a tape?

The family who run and manage this house have thought of every single detail and my stay was really comfortable and heartwarming.

I couldn’t have asked for more.

The breakfast was also really delicious.

I can’t wait to return!


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