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Fumoir d'antan

Food Tour


Discover the secrets of smoking and the history of smokehouses with the Arseneau family, who have been practicing this artisanal skill for three generations. Smoking is a preservation technique that the Fumoir d'Antan has been perpetuating since 1942. Part of a family tradition, this know-how ensures the quality and authenticity of the company's products. The Arseneau family smokes herring fillets, mackerel, salmon, scallops and much more. Testimonials, photographs and artifacts bring to life the era of the Islands' smokehouses, from yesterday to today, in an instructive and entertaining tour. During the 45-minute tour, don't miss the breathtaking spectacle of thousands of fish suspended for smoking. A tour steeped in history unfolds in the smokehouses, elements of industrial heritage that are the only traditional buildings still in use in the region. Crown your stay in the Magdalen Islands with a tasting of specialties smoked using traditional, authentic methods.

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27, chemin du Quai Havre-aux-Maisons
Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC
G4T 5M1

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  • Monday9 AM – 12 PM, 1 – 4 PM
  • Tuesday9 AM – 12 PM, 1 – 4 PM
  • Wednesday9 AM – 12 PM, 1 – 4 PM
  • Thursday9 AM – 12 PM, 1 – 4 PM
  • Friday9 AM – 12 PM, 1 – 4 PM
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed

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