Unplugging in Nature: Farouche Tremblant

A small nordic farm located in Mont-Tremblant National Park within the Devil’s River valley offers a unique concept for the Laurentians region of Quebec.

Photo credit: Raphaël Thibodeau

Designed by Atelier L’Abri, the Farouche agrotourism site additionally features a café-bar, four-season micro-refuges, and an outdoor basecamp. The project was documented by photographer Raphaël Thibodeau over a twenty-four-hour period in order to capture the evolution of the site.

On the north side of Chemin du Lac-Supérieur, a barn serves as the headquarters for the farm activities. The route that leads to the small organic vegetable farm goes through the tunnel greenhouses, flower fields, and fallow land. The hiking trails begin behind the agricultural building and allow visitors of the Farouche site to explore the mountains of the Devil’s valley.

On the river side, to the south of the road, the café is at the heart of the activities offered on the site. Guests have access to this building through the small market, which offers visitors seasonal products from the Farouche vegetable farm, as well as other goods such as cheeses, beers, and wines from local producers.

The dining area and its kitchen offer passing visitors and cabin guests the opportunity to taste meals from the farm’s production. The café lounge opens towards the river: its large west-facing windows offer views of Mont-Tremblant and sunsets behind the Laurentian mountaintops.

Nestled in the cathedral roof, a mezzanine space offers a quiet, set back living room. The building’s materiality is sober; the charcoal-colored steel roofs and the natural hemlock siding are reminiscent of vernacular farm buildings.

The cedar shingle micro-cabins camp stands south of the café. Organized organically and connected by a winding path, the four small A-frame shelters each contain a king bed, a sofa, and a gas stove within their compact plan.


Technical sheet

Project : Farouche Tremblant

Site : Lac-Supérieur, Québec, Canada

Area : 5000sf (464sm)

Client : Farouche Tremblant

Architecture : Atelier L’Abri

Construction : Construction Pascal Rondeau

Engineering : Alte Coop

Project Team : Stefania Praf, Charles-Édouard Dorion, Vincent Pasquier, Nicolas Lapierre, Francis Martel-Labrecque

Products: Lepage Millwork, Vicwest, Scierie Armand Duhamel & Fils, Entrepôt du Cèdre

Delivery: 2022

Photographer: Raphaël Thibodeau