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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
 
Route 40 between Quebec and Montreal passes straight through Trois-Rivières.
 
Route 40 between Quebec and Montreal passes straight through Trois-Rivières.
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An Orléans Express [http://www.orleansepxress.com] bus travels to Trois-Rivières about every two hours from the central bus stations in Montreal and Quebec. Cost for students is C$45.32 for a round trip.  Cost for adults is C$53.28 for a round trip.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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The Société de transport de Trois-Rivières (STTR) is the local public transit system.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
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==Do==
 
==Do==
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'''Québec Museum of Folk Culture''' - [http://www.culturepop.qc.ca/english/ Musée québécois de culture populaire]
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The Museum presents six bold and unusual exhibitions, with something to please everyone... all in a distinctly Québécois style.  Visitors can also look behind the scenes as the Museum opens up its storage area to reveal part of its rich ethnological collection - an innovation in Québec!
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'''Old prison of Trois-Rivières''' - [http://www.enprison.com Vieille prison de Trois-Rivières]
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200, rue Laviolette Trois-Rivières (Québec) G9A 6L5 CANADA ☎(819) 372-0406
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The Old Prison of Trois-Rivières, classified as an historical monument, offer the visit-experience Go to Jail!, where ex-inmates lead visitors on a tour that provides a real glimpse into prison life.  This prison was in operation from 1822 to 1986, and closed its doors due to the unhealthy conditions.  The tour of cells and places of solitary confinement is a true eye-opener!  You can start the tour with a prison card that includes your photograph and fingerprints.  Groups can serve a one-night sentence, upon reservation.
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'''Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières''' - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circuit_Trois-Rivi%C3%A8res] Each August, the city puts on a weekend of auto races. The Grand-Am KONI Challenge Series headlines the 2008 edition of the race, which takes place in the streets just north of downtown.
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
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* <eat name="Bistro L'Ancêtre" address="603 rue des Ursulines" tel="819 373-7077">Oddly enough, this is the only restaurant on Ursulines, tucked away in a suitably old building at the far (east) end, but it draws a local crowd in addition to tourists.  The food is more Italian than French, with pizzas and pastas making up most of the menu, but all mains include soup, dessert and coffee and cost only $7-12.</eat>
 
* <eat name="Bistro L'Ancêtre" address="603 rue des Ursulines" tel="819 373-7077">Oddly enough, this is the only restaurant on Ursulines, tucked away in a suitably old building at the far (east) end, but it draws a local crowd in addition to tourists.  The food is more Italian than French, with pizzas and pastas making up most of the menu, but all mains include soup, dessert and coffee and cost only $7-12.</eat>
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*<eat name="Menuet Oriental Restaurant Vietnamien" alt="" address="324 Rue Bonaventure Trois-Rivieres, QC, CANADA  G9A 2B1" directions="" phone="(819) 379-8754" url="" hours="" price="" lat="46" long="-72">Great downtown location, but watch out for stinging wasps, if you dine on the patio!</eat>
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==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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The main drinking strip is located on boulevard Des Forges, starting at the [[Saint-Lawrence river]] until rue Royale.
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Orange Kaki Bistro Bar
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Nord-Ouest Café 1441 Notre-Dame St., Trois-Rivières, 819-693-1151
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Monkey Night Club 1392 Rue Hart, Trois-Rivières, 819-375-8333
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D'artagnan's
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
AUBERGE GODEFROY hotel-spa-golf. Four star deluxe hotel. Only 10 minutes from down town Trois-Rivieres. Renowned for is art of hospitality, comfort, fine cuisine, Health center and much more. 17 575 boul. Becancour, Becancour, Quebec, Canada, G9H 1A5. 1-800-361-1620 www.aubergegodefroy.com
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*'''Hotel Gouverneur Trois-Rivières''', 975, rue Hart. Rates $95 and up [http://www.hotelgouverneur.com/fiche.php?lang=en&hotel_id=5]. This newly renovated hotel is located downtown near the house of justice. The hotel offers 127 rooms, 77 in regular class and 50 in business class. 
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*'''Auberge Godefroy Hotel-Spa-Golf'''. Becancour, Becancour, Quebec, Canada, G9H 1A5. Four star deluxe hotel. Only 10 minutes from down town Trois-Rivieres. Renowned for is art of hospitality, comfort, fine cuisine, Health center and much more. 17 575 boul. 1-800-361-1620 www.aubergegodefroy.com
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*<sleep name="L'Urbania" alt="Hotel du Roy (old name)" address="3600, boul. Gene-H.-Kruger ;Trois-Rivières (Québec) CANADA G9A 4M3" directions="" phone="1 800 463-4620" url="http://www.hotelduroy.com/en/accueil.html" checkin="" checkout="" price="$69-$100 CDN/night " lat="46" long="-72">The Hotel du Roy has had its name changed to "L'Urbania" and is now a boutique hotel.</sleep>
  
 
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==Get out==
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Revision as of 17:17, 22 November 2011

Trois-Rivières (historically and rarely Three Rivers, [1]) is the second-oldest city in Quebec, founded in 1634. It lies almost half-way between Montreal and Quebec City and can make a nice stopover on travel between those two cities.

Rue des Ursulines

Contents

Get in

Route 40 between Quebec and Montreal passes straight through Trois-Rivières.

An Orléans Express [2] bus travels to Trois-Rivières about every two hours from the central bus stations in Montreal and Quebec. Cost for students is C$45.32 for a round trip. Cost for adults is C$53.28 for a round trip.

Get around

The Société de transport de Trois-Rivières (STTR) is the local public transit system.

See

The main (arguably only) sight in Trois-Rivières is the old city (vieille-ville), concentrated by the river along rue des Ursulines. It's far smaller than those of Montreal or Quebec, but picturesque in a low-key way and worth a stroll.

Do

Québec Museum of Folk Culture - Musée québécois de culture populaire The Museum presents six bold and unusual exhibitions, with something to please everyone... all in a distinctly Québécois style. Visitors can also look behind the scenes as the Museum opens up its storage area to reveal part of its rich ethnological collection - an innovation in Québec!

Old prison of Trois-Rivières - Vieille prison de Trois-Rivières 200, rue Laviolette Trois-Rivières (Québec) G9A 6L5 CANADA ☎(819) 372-0406 The Old Prison of Trois-Rivières, classified as an historical monument, offer the visit-experience Go to Jail!, where ex-inmates lead visitors on a tour that provides a real glimpse into prison life. This prison was in operation from 1822 to 1986, and closed its doors due to the unhealthy conditions. The tour of cells and places of solitary confinement is a true eye-opener! You can start the tour with a prison card that includes your photograph and fingerprints. Groups can serve a one-night sentence, upon reservation.

Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières - [3] Each August, the city puts on a weekend of auto races. The Grand-Am KONI Challenge Series headlines the 2008 edition of the race, which takes place in the streets just north of downtown.

Buy

Eat

Bistro L'Ancêtre
  • Bistro L'Ancêtre, 603 rue des Ursulines. Oddly enough, this is the only restaurant on Ursulines, tucked away in a suitably old building at the far (east) end, but it draws a local crowd in addition to tourists. The food is more Italian than French, with pizzas and pastas making up most of the menu, but all mains include soup, dessert and coffee and cost only $7-12.
  • Menuet Oriental Restaurant Vietnamien, 324 Rue Bonaventure Trois-Rivieres, QC, CANADA G9A 2B1, (819) 379-8754. Great downtown location, but watch out for stinging wasps, if you dine on the patio! (46,-72)


Drink

The main drinking strip is located on boulevard Des Forges, starting at the Saint-Lawrence river until rue Royale.

Orange Kaki Bistro Bar Nord-Ouest Café 1441 Notre-Dame St., Trois-Rivières, 819-693-1151 Monkey Night Club 1392 Rue Hart, Trois-Rivières, 819-375-8333 D'artagnan's


Sleep

  • Hotel Gouverneur Trois-Rivières, 975, rue Hart. Rates $95 and up [4]. This newly renovated hotel is located downtown near the house of justice. The hotel offers 127 rooms, 77 in regular class and 50 in business class.
  • Auberge Godefroy Hotel-Spa-Golf. Becancour, Becancour, Quebec, Canada, G9H 1A5. Four star deluxe hotel. Only 10 minutes from down town Trois-Rivieres. Renowned for is art of hospitality, comfort, fine cuisine, Health center and much more. 17 575 boul. 1-800-361-1620 www.aubergegodefroy.com
  • L'Urbania (Hotel du Roy (old name)), 3600, boul. Gene-H.-Kruger ;Trois-Rivières (Québec) CANADA G9A 4M3, 1 800 463-4620, [5]. The Hotel du Roy has had its name changed to "L'Urbania" and is now a boutique hotel. $69-$100 CDN/night. (46,-72)

Get out

Routes through Trois-Rivières
MontrealYamachiche  W noframe E  → Saint-Maurice → Quebec City
ShawiniganSaint-Étienne-des-Grès  N noframe S  BécancourDrummondville




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