The city of Joliette, the regional capital of the Lanaudière region, pulses with the rhythms of its tales, legends, music and works drawn from the deepest origins of Authentic Quebec.
At your own pace, indulge in the pleasure of filling your lungs with fresh air and your ears with melodious tunes performed by internationally renowned artists at the Lanaudière Festival, Canada’s largest classical music festival. As you enter the city, the architecture of the Musée d’art de Joliette will strike and intrigue you. Inside, the most significant museum outside major urban areas keeps its promise with works and collections of visual art from local and international artists, both ancient and contemporary. All this cradled by the L’Assomption River, which for over 40 years has seen the creation of two 4.5-kilometer ice rinks for skating to our utmost delight during winter. Not to mention that Joliette is also host to one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in the region. Whether it’s summer or winter, enjoy the shops and restaurants at Place Bourget, just a stone’s throw from the art museum.