MURALE « Des territoires coulés dans nos veines »
It took almost two years of preparation to create the majestic work that’s now taking place on the south wall of the Rideau Boulevard viaduct. The 6 artists payed tribute to the singer-songwriter born in Rouyn-Noranda, Richard Desjardins. They were inspired by the lyrics of the poet's songs. This mural reflects the feeling of pride that citizens feel about Richard Desjardins’s art. A masterful work art that makes Abitibi-Témiscamingue shine throughout the Francophonie.
A true cultural center, MA contributes to the vitality of the city. In downtown Rouyn-Noranda since 2012, it uses its large exhibition halls to participate fully in the development of visual arts in Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Through its educational programs, it contributes to the appreciation of the arts by school and community audiences as well as by the general public.
Parc national d'Aiguebelle
Walk over 2.7 billion years, at the very place where the waters part. Through the beauty and diversity of the landscapes it protects, parc National d’Aiguebelle is the loyal custodian of a rich regional heritage inspired by both nature and culture alike. Several short and long distance hiking trails (51 km) allow one to discover its whole splendour. These lead to a suspended bridge across a fault-lake and to a huge spiral staircase erected alongside an impressive escarpment. They also take you to the summit of the Abijévis hills or to a fire watchtower.
As Abitibi-Témiscamingue’s urban hub and regional capital, Rouyn-Noranda boasts an unrivaled cultural abundance. Through its diverse performing arts, music, theatre and visual arts scenes, Rouyn-Noranda embraces culture in its many forms. The city comes to life in its many festivals and major happenings.
The city’s vibrant culture truly shines through leading events such as the World Guitar Festival, the Osisko en Lumière Fireworks and Music Festival, the Emerging Music Festival and the International Film Festival.
Just outside downtown, the area’s many landscapes and stunning vistas will awaken the senses. Topping the must-see list is Parc National d'Aiguebelle with its top-quality accommodation, Collines Kékéko, unparalleled cuisine and amenities like the Jardin Spa health center encourage you to discover, savor and immerse yourself in our city’s contemporary charm.