Situated on the banks of the immense Lac Taureau (90 km2), it features a number of resorts, charming inns including Auberge du Lac Taureau, beaches, islands and one of the most beautiful bodies of water in the region. Saint-Michel-des-Saints is also a paradise for water sports and winter sports – the area is well known for snowmobiling and dog sledding. Just under 100 kilometers to the north is the Atikamekw (aboriginal) village of Manawan. Close by is Lac Kempt, one of the largest lakes in Québec.
In the distance on the far horizon can be seen the beginnings of the far north, a whole new experience.