Population 13 767
Place of birth of the famous architect and sculptor Victor Bourgeau, the city of Lavaltrie preciously preserves a rich architectural heritage. It is in this village, a neighbor of his home town (Lanoraie), that the writer and journalist Honoré-Beaugrand chose to make his famous tale, La Chasse-galerie, take place. Lavaltrie proposes to the visitors different places of interest : art gallery, restaurants and historic places. The cyclists can also admire a part of the St.Laurent river by following the « Route verte » located on the « Chemin du Roy » (King’s road). You will discover a location decorated with several Victorian or stone houses and also a lot of antique stores.