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The project

Elevating to over 400 meters (1,200 feet) over the river level, the rocky flank allows a vast portion of the site to benefit from the most comforting sunlight as well as impressive visual breakthroughs overlooking the St. Lawrence River.

72 lots, consisting in the Phase 1 of the development are currently available for sale.

This large-scale real estate project is divided in 3 sectors. The first one is meant for a prestigious customer base, who wants to settle down in highend properties. Our high quality lots are offered with a partial or complete view of the magnificient St.Lawrence River and of the Isle-aux-Coudres. You will have a large choice of lots already available for you to start building your dream house. Whether your prefer a lot with a flatter landform, or one that is located on a higher ground, you will have plenty of choices to meet your requests. Some more wooded areas are also offered with a view on the mountains and the surrounding forest. Another great choice for those who wish to live in harmony with nature.

A large portion of this gigantic real estate project is dedicated to tiny houses style cottages. Named the Village Sport Nature, this section of the site allows us to meet the needs of small families who want to buy a secondary residence at a more reasonable price. It is also possible to acquire a tiny house for short and long term touristic rental purpose. Located at the entrance of the Domaine Charlevoix, the Village Sport Nature is designed to offer wide open spaces, which is perfect for family reunions or simply for the needs of the more energetic little scamps! A small playground is available nearby for the kids enjoy. An ideal choice to spend memorable family holidays, all year round!

Located between both sections of the Domaine Charlevoix, the Laure-Conan park is entirely private and its access is restricted to the residents of the Domain only. Providing over 10 km of hiking trails, this park is a gem in itself.

You will be enchanted by the beauty of the surrounding nature. Many ruins of ancient french wards are still visible and add even more to the charm of your hike. You will also discover an artificial lake in the middle of it, with a small beach where you can take a break and unwind. No matter the season, this park is accesible to the residents for hiking, biking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.

History of the Domaine Charlevoix

In the early 90’s, the Domaine Charlevoix was originally a parcel of agricultural and forest land converted into a park to allow the local and tourist population to discover the natural beauty of this enchanting site. Founded by Dr. André Gilbert, this huge land of 520 acres was welcoming up to 20 000 visitors per year. Thanks to its positionning of 390 meters of altitude, this site was offering an exceptionnal view over the St. Lawrence River and the Isle-aux-Coudres. Staked by hiking trails and french gardens, the visitors were welcomed in an Anglo-Norman style ward. A restaurant with a panoramic terrace offered musical dinners and brunchs. A tea house was also located on the shore of a small artificial lake to allow the visitors a moment of pure relaxation. Many lookout towers, ponds, fountains and waterfalls were scattered around the site. The hiking trails were liven up in music and lights as speakers, hidden in trees, were playing classical music.

In 2004, the Société de Développement Domaine Charlevoix acquired the site. A large-scale real estate project begins and targets a prestigious customer base thanks to its 171 lots. Some of these locations offer a partial or panoramic view over the magnificient St. Lawrence River or on the mountains and the surrounding forest. This exceptionnal real estate project offers a controlled environment to ensure the nature preservation as well as the tranquillity of the site. The Laure-Conan park, which is a entirely private park, gives access to the residents to over 10 km of hiking trails and to a small lake located in the heart of the domain.

Everything has been implemented to guarantee the residents of the Domaine Charlevoix, an exceptionnal environment of relaxtion where respect and nature work as one.

About the promoters

Florent Fortier
President, Société de Développement Domaine Charlevoix
    Jeanne Raymond,
    Vice-president, Société de Développement Domaine Charlevoix
      Patrick Gilbert
      Société de Développement Domaine Charlevoix

        Florent Fortier is an ambitious man. His 30 years of experience in real estate as well as his multiple condominiums, commercial and offices building projects allowed him to acquire the necessary skills to become a key actor in the real estate development for the regions of Montreal, Quebec and their surroundings. His most recent project, the Domaine Charlevoix, is a high-end residential development in Baie-Saint-Paul.

        After a 20 years long career in education, Jeanne Raymond acquired 3 Van Houtte restaurants in 1987. She gets the Van Houtte development franchise for the Quebec region. She then will realize the construction and operation of 11 restaurants, hiring over 110 employees. Between 1998 and 2005, she sells her restaurants to devote herself to real estate.

        In 1994, she realize an assemblage of land on a site located at the d’Youville Square in Quebec City, which will then become the site of the Royal Palace Hotel. During the same period, she set up a rental building located in Ste-Anne de Beaupré.

        In 2004, she buys 50% of the Domaine Charlevoix with her life partner Florent Fortier and takes part in the development of the project until this day.


        Patrick Gilbert has occupy the role of the general manager at Gilbert Investissement for over 12 years. Specializing in accommodation, Gilbert Investissement builds and administers establishments like hotels, residences for the elderly and CHSLDs, residences for students and in residential development.