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Published by Estelle Hermans le on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 11:35

Spring break!

Spring break!

Spring Break is fast approaching and you may be wondering what to do with the kids, especially if no travel is planned this year. If you are still a student, you are definitely looking for activities at a lower cost, because studying is a budget! We offer three activities featuring cider, alongside nature and culture. Whether it is to be done with family, friends or a couple, there is something to inspire when you spend a week off at home!

Gourmet Getaway in Montérégie

Do you know the Cider road? From Rockburn to Mont-Saint-Hilaire, via Hemmingford and Rougemont, there are more than a dozen cider houses to visit in Montérégie. This is a good opportunity to become familiar with cider, if it's not your habit of consuming it, or to deepen your tastes to its various subtleties. You will be able to experience the rosé, sparkling, still, ice cider and fire cider for free (or at a lower cost). You would become real experts on the subject! This is without counting all orchards open to the year, which offer local products to discover. For more information on the Route des cidres in Montérégie, visit the following link: Mon escapade.

Let's move!

Spring Break is also a good time to take in the air and enjoy the milder weather that sets in. The Mont-Saint-Hilaire Nature Center is a good alternative to downhill skiing. This non-profit organization has been dedicated to the conservation of the Gault Nature Reserve since 1972. In collaboration with McGill University, their actions have resulted in a nearly 50% increase in the protected areas of the mountain! If there is still snow, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing can be practiced in the many organized trails. But with the current temperature, it is more likely that you opt for hiking this year ...

The center allows enjoying nature at low cost: $ 7 for adults. It is good to know that access to the site is free for children from 0 to 5 years old. For more information on the activities offered by the Nature Center of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, visit their website at: Centre de la nature 

After having worn your shoes on the trails of the mount, you will probably have a little hollow! Why not spoil yourself and make a detour by the Creperie des Vergers? Children are welcome and we offer a menu suited to them! Book online now at: Crêperie Vergers Petit. 

A trip to the Montréal

Les Vergers Petit and Fils will once again be present at the Mondial des Cidres this year. This event, part of the Montréal en lumière festival, has been organized by the SAQ for eight years. Did you know that our ciders have won four winners in recent years? This is another reason to come and see us at Complexe Desjardins on Saturday, March 4 at 3:15 pm. You can also take part in the Nuit blanche in the evening! From 9pm to midnight, admission is free to participate in the event. Come and celebrate by enjoying cider and bite, in an electrifying atmosphere (a DJ will be present!). Tasting coupons, at a cost of $ 1, will be available on site.

Not to be missed this year: chef Jonathan Rassi (finalist of the popular TV show Les Chefs!) Will be hiring La Station gourmande, where he will make you taste apertizers in accordance with his favorite ciders. It is also interesting to note, that its dishes are only concocted with Quebec products. Jonathan Rassi will be present at the Mondial des Cidres on Saturday, from noon to midnight. However, all activities related to the event will take place from March 3rd to 5th. Tickets are available online at a cost of $ 20. For more information on the programming of the Mondial des Cidres, see the following link: Mondial de cidres.

Why not take advantage of this little trip in the metropolis to attend the festivities of Montreal in light? Street food, shows of all kinds, light works, slides, zip lines, curling, bars and outdoor braziers are on the menu. There are plenty of activities that will appeal to both young and old alike. The 18th edition of the festival will be held from February 23rd to  March 11th . The city of Lyon, gastronomic emblem thanks to the famous chef Jérôme Bocuse, is honored this year! The Lyonnaise cuisine represents the annual theme of the festival. To learn more about Montréal en lumière, follow this link: Montréal en lumière 

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