Music takes centre stage at Maison Otis

Baie-Saint-Paul’s annual Le Festif! music and street art festival has been growing in popularity every year.  It’s a chance for renowned talent as well as up-and-coming performers to dazzle crowds.

Every year, emerging musicians take part in a contest called Le Cabaret Festif! de la Relève to earn their ticket to Le Festif! festival. It’s a wonderful opportunity for emerging musicians to showcase their skills in front of an audience thrilled to discover new talent.

The event consists in three qualification rounds and one grand finale. Participants will be competing for $15,000 in prizes and grants as well as visibility in major media outlets. The grand prize winner will also be invited to perform at Le Festif! in the summer of 2018.

This year, Maison Otis will play host to these extremely entertaining qualification rounds. Talented artists will be delivering unforgettable performances in our inviting and inspiring venue and music enthusiasts will definitely want to be in the audience!

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to discover emerging musical talent.

January 27, February 17, March 10, and March 31, 2018 (the grand finale will take place at the Salle Multi at Le Germain Charlevoix)

Follow in Philippe Brach’s footsteps and sign up for Le Cabaret Festif!

Registration is open until November 22. Good luck to all participants!

Nearly $10,000 raised for local organizations

Maison Otis in Baie-Saint-Paul held a garage sale from October 6 to 9 where numerous kitchen accessories and furniture items were on sale at a low price.

About 2,000 people showed up for the sale, including several former employees and clients who wanted to purchase an item to remember Maison Otis.

Vente vide-grenier de la Maison Otis qui avait lieu du 6 au 9 octobre 2017

The event raised nearly $10,000 which will be donated to local organizations.

The ambiance was a nostalgic one as the on-site team welcomed visitors. But there was also a positive note to the event in light of the inn’s future reopening. Many clients, employees, and partners of the institution shared anecdotes and memories to the delight of everyone present.

Vente vide-grenier de la Maison Otis qui avait lieu du 6 au 9 octobre 2017

On Friday, the sale was only open to community organizations. Maison Otis managers had previously distributed $2,500 worth of $25 coupons redeemable on-site.

Profits donated to community organizations

The funds raised will be used to purchase and deliver goods and services to local organizations. Organizations interested in receiving part of the profits can write to [email protected] before December 1st.

Vente vide-grenier de la Maison Otis qui avait lieu du 6 au 9 octobre 2017

October 6 to 9: garage sale at Maison Otis

Maison Otis will be hosting a huge garage sale from October 6 to 9. All kitchen accessories and furniture will be on sale at a low price. This is a great opportunity to purchase high-quality products that are in good condition.

The sale is only open to local organizations on Friday, October 6 and will be open to the public starting on Saturday, October 7.

October 6, 2017, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. – sale only open to local organizations

October 7 to 9, 2017, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. – sale open to the public

Location: Maison Otis
23 Saint-Jean-Baptiste Street, Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec G3Z 1M2

*Bring your own bags

Funds raised will be donated to local organizations. For Mr. Chapdelaine, the event’s sponsor, it is important to give back to the community and to keep traces of the legacy of Maison Otis in the region.

Consult the summary list of items for sale (in French).

Consult the event’s press release (in French).

A new chapter begins for Baie-Saint-Paul’s Maison Otis

Press release
For immediate release


One of the most cherished tourist attractions in Charlevoix and all of Quebec

Baie-Saint-Paul, Friday, September 8, 2017 – Further to an agreement with the former Maison Otis administration, entrepreneur Louis Chapdelaine is reopening the Baie‑Saint‑Paul institution.

Over the coming weeks, Maison Otis will undergo a major makeover with plans to reopen its doors in mid-December. Once the renovations are complete, the local landmark will continue to offer accommodations and amenities.

A major relaunch plan will be set in motion in the coming days. Modern hospitality concepts, updated services, and a new customer experience—not to mention the revamped company image and the management team—will be unveiled at a press conference in November.

Are you a former employee or have restaurant and/or tourism experience? Dozens of jobs will be opening up soon. To submit your résumé, contact the new owners at [email protected].

Chapdelaine and his team would like to acknowledge Maison Otis’s major contribution to the development of tourism in Charlevoix over the past 35 years. A debt of gratitude is also owed to architect Michel Villeneuve for his innovative vision over the years.

The two shops inside the pavilions (the Café des Artistes at 25 Rue Saint‑Jean‑Baptiste and the Chocolaterie du Village at 31 Rue Saint‑Jean‑Baptiste) will remain open during the renovations.

A veritable landmark in the restaurant and hotel industry, Maison Otis sits on the town’s main artery at 23 Rue Saint‑Jean‑Baptiste. While known as Maison Otis (the main house was built in 1836), the establishment is in fact two joined‑at‑the‑hip buildings: the Pavillon Danais (built in the 1980s) and Maison Otis. The third pavilion, Maison Gobeil, was sold a few years back.

Chapdelaine is an investor who is involved in a number of local projects, including Les Sommets Charlevoix in Petite‑Rivière‑Saint‑François. Les Sommets Charlevoix is the only resort in Eastern Quebec offering five-star service and facilities that guarantee a comfortable stay in a private cottage.




418.682.6111 | [email protected]

Read the press release (PDF) (in French).

A new owner for Maison Otis

Maison Otis in Baie-Saint-Paul is under new ownership. Charlevoix investor Louis Chapdelaine plans to reopen the inn soon.

Major renovations are expected to take place in the coming months. The refurbished inn will be open for business again in December.

The Maison Otis inn is set in the heart of Baie-Saint-Paul, walking distance from countless art galleries, restaurants, and boutiques. The stone building, built circa 1840, is also within a stone’s throw of many cultural activities.