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Au chant de l'onde

At Chant de l’Onde, it is a cottage that also offers you a large living room is provided with an impressive library, games, music, a television. An internet wireless network (Wi-Fi) high speed connection is available all over our place.

Outside, you can enjoy our deck overlooking the river with Adirondack chairs, rocking chairs and hammocks. While walking in our garden composed of several vegetable islands you will be able to reach the river to cool you during the hot days of summer …

Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best awards

Established in 2002, Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best awards are the highest honor Tripadvisor bestows. The only travel industry awards based on millions of reviews and opinions from travelers around the world, these annual awards reflect “the best of the best”  for service, quality and customer satisfaction, from hotels and accommodations to destinations, attractions, restaurants and experiences.

Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best award winners are selected annually based on feedback from millions of Tripadvisor members. Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best awards single out not just popular choices, but truly exceptional ones that keep travelers coming back. They are awarded to the 1% of the best establishments in the world. This is the second year in a row that we have received this prestigious distinction.

Certificate of excellence

For the fifth year in a row, Au Chant de l’Onde is proud to win the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.

The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence honors select accommodations, attractions, and restaurants that consistently demonstrate a commitment to hospitality excellence.

TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the Certificate of Excellence honorees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period as well as a business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site. To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

Certificate of classification – B & B 

Establishments where room accommodation is offered in a private residence where the operator resides and makes available to a maximum of 5 rooms that receive a maximum of 15 persons including a breakfast service served on site, for a fixed price.

Bienvenue cyclistes ! certification

The Bienvenue cyclistes !Certification from Vélo Québec evaluates the services offered to cyclists, such as a covered and locked place for bicycles during the night, repair tools, information on repair centers and bike rentals, tourist information offices nearby. and, if there is a catering service, a menu adapted to the nutritional needs of cyclists.

During the summer of 2000, Pierre Parent had a cottage in Cap-aux-Os, Gaspésie, when Christine Maurin, one of her clients of French origin, fell in love with both Quebec and the host! After having lived the first years of their love affair in France, Christine and Pierre will decide to continue their hotel experience together and will choose to try the adventure in Quebec.

Thus they discover a friendly bicentennial house, nestled in the heart of the village of Frelighsburg, along the Pike River. Seduced by the romanticism of the place, they settled there in April 2008. No doubt inspired by both the ocean wave that once separated the French and the Québécois and by the one who runs at the foot of their little inn, they baptized their cottage at the Chant de l’Onde.

As evidenced by the beautiful loom and the paintings that adorn the entrance and walls of the establishment, our innkeepers have several artistic strings to their bow. In a previous life they were members of a troupe Charentaise folk dance and, more recently, they were part of the choir of the Choir des Armand.

Upon entry, the lounge of the cottage still resonates with political discussions of Pierre, former councilor, as well as ¡Holà! ¿Qué tal ? that exchanged students enrolled in Spanish classes taught by Christine, a profession she has held in France for 22 years.

The decoration of the three rooms is inspired by the couple’s many trips to North Africa, Latin America and Lapland. Each is adorned with thematic paintings painted by Peter.

Au chant de l'onde

Text by Gérald Van de Werve, friend of Christine and Pierre