Municipalité de Saint-Jean-de-Matha
Saint-Jean-de-Matha is the village where Louis Cyr, the world’s strongest man in the 19th century, lived out his final years. An interpretation centre recalls his exploits. This is where the foothills begin, and in the distance you’ll see the Pain de Sucre (sugarloaf) mountain, near Lac Noir. For excellent views, even as far as Montréal, make the climb to the lookout at the Auberge de la Montagne Coupée : breathtaking! Saint-Jean-de-Matha is also an entrance to the Regional Park of Chutes Monte-à-Peine-et-des-Dalles, reached via Route 337. For a real thrill, visit the snow-slide centre, Super Glissades Saint-Jean-de-Matha. The area also boasts one of the top cross-country skiing centres in North America : Ski Montagne-Coupée. Golf, fine dining, summer theatre and even duck-raising are among the attractions making up a memorable visit.