Rue Principale: Vitality and treasures to discover!
There are only a few weeks left to the summer; take advantage of Rue Principale. It is one of the nicest streets in Gatineau. The street leading down to the water offers something interesting for everyone. You are not dreaming; it’s a fabulous place because of its landscape and its residents’ joie de vivre.
Old Aylmer’s local entrepreneurs work hard, offering exceptional pastries and homemade sandwiches, striking craftsmanship, and even a look into Aylmer’s history. Stretching from the Galeries Aylmer to the Marina, Old Aylmer has many treasures to discover. Starting with local shopping, there’s so much to do on Principale!
“Principale” is one of Gatineau’s most beautiful streets! Even pets are welcome, and they’ll love you for a stroll down the avenue. Visitors have remarked that this landscaped street gives the impression of an ocean-side promenade – a real holiday feeling, all year long.
One not-to-be-missed stop is William J. Walter Saucissier, 104 Rue Principale. A success since 1986, this delightful shop offers over 60 varieties of sausages to thrill every taste bud. And shelves of gastronomic accessories.
Music fan? The Conservatoire de musique Macey has pleased Aylmer’s auditory tastes for years. This music school teaches singing, piano, guitar – and more. The conservatory also offers a summer music camp for kids aged 6 to 12.
Want to devour some quality pastries? Don’t go further than La Vieille Alliance, 210 chemin d’Aylmer.
Situated at 135 Rue Principale, MissPress offers cold pressed juice and fresh food.
You will fall in love with the food at 129 Bistro Mexicana (129 Rue Principale). Great traditional Mexican food is waiting for you!
Brisa MedicSpa is the ideal place for body touch-ups and delightful relaxation. Brisa, at 86 Rue Principale, offers multiple services, including facial treatments and laser hair removal. Brisa will cut your hair and care for your scalp. Therapeutic massages are also offered.
EssenCiel is a massage therapy clinic and skin-care provider, at 153 Rue Principale. EssenCiel can help you relax and take advantage of life’s every moment. The clinic offers facial treatments with small marine flowers, a smoothing facial treatment with mangosteen, as well as related services. Multiple services and products are offered at the Boutique La Dernière Retouche, 112 Rue Principale. Dry cleaning, alteration of clothing and shoes repairing are provided. A passionate team is there to serve you.
For stress and pain relief, it’s hard to beat acupuncture! Blaise Ryan Acupuncture, at 32 Rue Principale, provides treatments based in traditional Chinese medicine that can treat arthritis, neck and back pain.
The Grande-Riviere Garage, 131 Rue Principale, is the best place to go to for any mechanical needs. Everything is done, from oil change to a tightening of the car’s suspension.
David Milot Acupuncture, 32 Rue Principale, treats a full range of ailments. And to complement modern acupuncture treatments, the clinic offers therapies to treat conditions as varied as anxiety, insomnia and allergies.
At 200 Rue Principale, the CIBC banking centre can answer any financial questions and help you manage your money. Caring and attentive professionals are there to serve you.
Not to be missed is the Old Aylmer Farmers’ Market, open every Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm until September 30 – with local produce, greens and crafts, all from the Outaouais. This month’s the ideal time to discover local products at their prime and all deserving of your taste test!
Rue Principale is THE place to relax on a summer patio, sipping away on a beer. ’Nuff said!
To discover new and delicious meals, Antonyme restaurant, 150 Rue Principale, has a fascinating, diversified menu that will please taste buds young and old in a delightfully informal environment.
Rouge Vape, just behind the Galeries Aylmer, is the best place for those looking for electronic cigarettes and related items.
Holidays are for diving into a good book. Located at 110 Rue Principale, the bookstore and art gallery, Bouquinart, offers a treasure trove, from children’s books to philosophical novels – and the book that will mark the summer of 2018 for you.
Old Aylmer’s notable heritage brings a special cachet and beauty to Rue Principale. So many buildings with a rich history, many registered in the Répertoire du patrimoine culturel du Québec. What a trail into local history – historical plaques to artistic benches to beautifully restored facades. Right here at home. All waiting for you.