Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent

Riding in an open carriage

A young man in a horse-drawn carriage.

Léo Diontaking a carriage ride in La Malbaie (1910).

© Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent, Paul-Émile Martin coll., m09007.

In the mountainous Charlevoix area, people got around in two-wheeled horse-drawn carriages. These were called cabriolets or, more commonly in Quebec, calèches. Many drivers offered their services to summer people, on the wharves or in front of the hotels. 

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