Explore the Eastern Townships

Explore the Eastern Townships

The Eastern Townships are also known for the bucolic landscape, charming villages and gourmet getaways!

Drop by our Atelier-Boutique located in the heart of nature, amidst the lake and the mountain: at the foot of Mont-Orford, across from Orford Lake, discover the Savonnerie des Diligences 2.0, right on route 112, in Austin, a three-storey building that also houses the Savonnerie's younger brother, the Refuge, a mountain café!

Take the opportunity to discover our authentic regional destinations.

WHY AUSTIN/EASTMAN?

There is a village nestled between lakes and mountains, a charming, life-size village where it is good to live full time as well as to stay a while, or longer! This village, sometimes peaceful, sometimes bustling, is graced with an uncommon creative energy. La Savonnerie was founded in Eastman, and then grew into our current location, facing Lake Orford, at the foot of Mont-Orford, in the nearby village of Austin.

WHERE TO SLEEP? OUR ACCOMMODATION REFERENCES

Close by, in Eastman:

Entre Cîmes et racines, eco-gîtes in the forest | Book your stay or just go for a walk in the forest | 80, ch. Simard, Eastman, 450-297-0770 (Winner of the Grands Prix du Tourisme 2012, lodging category)

We love this place and no matter the short distance, our family stayed there and thoroughly enjoyed it!

Since 2011, we have been making the soap of Le Troglo, the famous troglotic gîte!

Spa Eastman | Spa destination, lodging, restaurants and Eastman-les-bains | 895 ch. des Diligences, Eastman, 450-297-3009 (Winner of the Grands Prix du Tourisme 2012, lodging category)

Since 2008, the Savonnerie has proudly supplied Spa Eastman with high quality soap.

Cottages du lac-Orford | Several cottages for rent in Eastman/Austin | 450-297-0195

In Magog

Au Virage | 172 Merry Street North, 819-868-5828

Café crème and Spa | 235, rue des Pins, 819 868-7222

La Maison de ville | 353, St-Patrice West, 819 868-2417

WHAT TO DO? THE ACTIVITIES

Eastman, a charming, life-size village to discover!

A little discovery tour? We love it!

Let's start close to home:

Neighbours' tour: Organized by Parc du Mont-Orford, this agritour awakens the senses while discovering mountain surroundings.

Thus, we suggest a visit to the Domaine Brassicole & Co, Le Vignoble d'Orford, Les Ducs de Montrichard, Aux Herbes Orford, the Chocolaterie Vanden Eynden, La Grange du parfumeur and of course, the Savonnerie des Diligences and its little brother the Refuge, a mountain café.

GOURMET TOUR

In addition to the addresses suggested by the neighbours' tour, a few kilometres from the Savonnerie, you can visit:

Érablière Simard-Côté | syrup and raspberries | 1150, des Diligences, 450 297-2013

Le Boucanier | smoked fish, open year round | 1090, des Diligences, 450 297-4395

Aux Avelines | 389, rue Principale, 450-297-2160

Dora Donuts | 805 Principale Street (corner Orford-sur-le-lac), 450 297-2828

Aux Serres Simard | 210, ch. du Lac d'Argent (corner Diligences), 450 297-3618

Aux Trois Grâces | café de village | 338, rue Principale, 450 297-4291

Spa Eastman | health restaurant open year round | 895, des Diligences, 450 297-3009

OPEN-AIR CIRCUIT

La Savonnerie is located in front of the municipal parking lot, which gives access to the Ruisseau des chênes trail in Parc du Mont-Orford, to the Eastern Townships trails and faces Lake Orford.

During the summer of 2019, we were pleased to welcome Uni-Sup, providing paddleboard rentals. A great opportunity to combine the outdoors and good fragrances.

In addition to these activities, we can also suggest:

Arbre Aventure | 426 George-Bonnallie Road, 450 297-2659

Entre Cîmes et racines | eco-gîtes en forêt | book your stay or just go for a walk in the forest | 80, ch. Simard, Eastman.

Eastman-les-Bains: a day at Spa Eastman counts as an outdoor day!

And much more... access to Lac d'Argent via campgrounds, bicycle paths, hiking at Mont-Orford and the Sentiers de l'Estrie!

Crédits photo : Spa Eastman

Crédits photo : Uni-sup

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Crédits photo : Sépaq

Crédits photo : Orford Express