Things to see and do - Val-d'Or
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Val-d'Or Travel guide
Val-d'Or : Michelin's recommendations
Situated in the heart of the Abitibi region, Val d'Or was created in 1922 during the gold rush that followed the discovery of major mineral deposits in Rouyn-Noranda, and became an important producer of gold. Today it is one of the only active mining towns in the Abitibi Region, and boasts several cultural, industrial and adventure tourism attractions. In summer, the many saloons, bars and restaurants light up the Rue Principale with their colorful neon signs.
Tourist attractions Val-d'Or : Things to see and do
650 r. de la Paix
This museum pays tribute to the natural geological heritage of the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region. Reworked in 2013, it features some rare mineral samples, such as "fairy" stones from the moon and some splendid gold nuggets. A multimedia exhi..
Rising above an attractive forest setting, the tower (18m/59ft) overlooks the town and surrounding area, which has been nicknamed the "country of one hundred thousand lakes" (le pays aux cent mille lacs).
90 av. Perreault
Merged with Val-d'Or in 1965, this mining village was named after François-Charles de Bourlamaque, an aide of French General Montcalm. The village, which was declared a historic district in 1979, was administered exclusively by the Lamaque Mine, one ..
1159, 3e Avenue CDN - Val-dʼOr QC J9P 1T7
Located just off Highway 111 and less than 10 minutes’ walk from Central Val-d’Or, this motel features free Wi-Fi in every room. A continental breakfast is also served daily. A 32-inch flat-screen TV and a small refrigerator re found in each wood-fu..
932 3e Avenue CDN - Val-dʼOr QC J9P 1T3
This hotel in Val-d’Or city centre features the convenience of an on-site restaurant as well as rooms with free Wi-Fi. Club de Golf Belvédère is 2.5 km away. TV is available in each room at Hotel Motel Continental Val d’Or. Select rooms include a fr..