Normand’s top picks


Several members of the Festival team are making the most of this summer to bring you their top picks! Whether a must-see Festival concert, activities to enjoy in Joliette or fine dining in Lanaudière, discover what makes them tick !

First off, who is Normand Paquette?

“People may forget what you said, forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” That’s the pledge the Festival team has set itself, which I have abided by day after day for nearly a decade. An adventurer at heart, my shoes and I will continue to wander, but only to return again to the pleasure of setting foot on the marvellous site of the Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay.



Marc-André Hamelin, pianist

MUST-SEE FESTIVAL CONCERT : The one with Richard Galliano at the Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay on July 9. One of the greatest accordionists of recent decades, this extraordinary artist will join us in Joliette!

MUSICAL TOP PICK FROM THE PROGRAMMING He is a frequent guest of the Festival, but who better to tackle this titanic work than Marc-André Hamelin. The concert Hamelin and the Rachmaninoff “Everest” set to take place on July 29 at the Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay.

ACTIVITIES TO ENJOY IN JOLIETTE Get on your bicycle and take a tour of Joliette’s panoramic bike path. 13km long, it makes for an exciting excursion!

GREAT RESTAURANT IN LANAUDIÈRE : Le C.A resto traiteur. A warm and friendly atmosphere and bistro-style dining that features unique and affordable dishes.

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