Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent

A room, just steps from the wharf

A grand wood hotel surrounded by verandas, with many tourists, including cyclists, posing on its steps.

Hôtel Bellevue, on the Point at Rivière-du-Loup, 1900.

© Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Belle-Lavoie coll., bl0112.

When they arrived in Rivière-du-Loup, tourists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries had three hotels to choose from directly on the Point: Hôtel Bellevue (shown here) and Hôtel Venise were at walking distance, while the Maison blanche was just a few hundred metres from the wharf.

This photo is filled with many interesting details: the edge of a carriage, bicycles, children playing croquet, a maid, a cart for transporting water. Can you find all these things?

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