But the natural beauty of this bay demands to be admired just as much as the art it inspires - and one way to do that is with a trip on the Train de Charlevoix, a passenger railway that hugs the Saint Lawrence's rocky northern shoreline and chugs us around to the neighbouring resort town of La Malbaie (you can catch it all the way from Quebec City if you're without wheels of your own).
President Donald Trump hectoring of Europeans leaders during the June G-7 summit in La Malbaie, Canada, and last week NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium, exposes their limitations and dependency on the Americans in the pursuit of their objectives in the global politics.
But bilateral ties plunged to their lowest in decades and reached new depths at the 44th G7 summit, held in La Malbaie, Quebec, earlier this month, when Trump abruptly rejected the joint statement and insulted his Canadian host, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
President Donald Trump, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker pose for a family photo at the G7 Summit in the Charlevoix city of La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, June 8, 2018.
Tout cela ajoute au fait que l'Europe, le Canada et meme le Japon -- dans une moindre mesure, il est vrai -- se sont trouves dans l'obligation de faire front commun face aux provocations de Donald Trump, a fait dire a Francois Brousseau du [beaucoup moins que]Journal de Montreal[beaucoup plus grand que], que ce sommet du G7 de La Malbaie pourrait bien etre le dernier.