Real Nature

A name like Kan-à-Mouche (mouche is French for “fly”) is sure to evoke images of a fishing paradise.

The outfitting operation is indeed that, and so much more. Having acquired the property from an Italian count more than 20 years ago, the count’s daughter and biologist Gilles Desjardins turned the region’s oldest inn into the ideal place from which to appreciate Lanaudière’s flora and fauna, 365 days a year. Log cabins await visitors who want to immerse themselves in nature along Lac Carmel, a spring-fed lake full of trout, beaver, osprey and loons. The inn’s restaurant serves classic French fare with regional influences, which is prepared by chef François Lesoin, graduated of Strasbourg’s prestigious hotellery school.