After a few days in Quebec and the Charlevoix region, you’d be forgiven if you thought you were in France. You spent time in a walled city, ate food that wouldn’t have been out of place in a Normandy bistro, and the sounds of the French language have been a constant soundtrack. But…right now, you’re riding on a zodiac boat, watching a massive whale scoop up a very large mouthful of plankton. It’s a bit unusual, and thoroughly wonderful.
Of course, the French influence in Quebec cannot be understated. And it’s one of the best reasons to join us on our Quebec tour. Quebec City can’t help but remind you of Paris; as North America’s only walled city, it’ll also bring to mind the walled towns that dot the French countryside. You’ll spend time with our friends who run a farm, crafting cheeses that would fetch a good price at any Parisian cheese shop. The arts and crafts you’ll find in the town of Baie-St.-Paul wouldn’t be out of place in a similar village in Provence. And you’re even spending a couple of nights in a French-style chateau! But you’ll be dazzled by the uniquely Canadian landscapes, from the soaring cliffs along the St. Lawrence River to the peaks of Les Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Riviere. You’ll walk through alpine forests and past massive craters; you’ll peer over Montmorency Falls, one-and-a-half times higher than the falls at Niagara.
It’s this mix of French-style luxury and rugged Canadian wilderness that makes our Quebec and Charlevoix tour such a unique experience. One day you’ll be enjoying a delicate pastry and a coffee in a UNESCO World Heritage City; the next, you’ll be spotting minke and fin whales at one of the best whale watching locations on the planet. Along the way, you’ll be staying in some of the best hotels and resorts in Canada, enjoying local food that combines classic French cooking with the rustic heartiness of the New World. Our neighbors to the north are wonderful hosts, and they’re eager to share this magical region of Canada with you. Allez!
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