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French Dominated Towns to Visit Near Quebec City?

French Dominated Towns to Visit Near Quebec City?

Feb 12th, 2019, 09:07 AM
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French Dominated Towns to Visit Near Quebec City?

We are planning a return trip to Quebec City but will only spend three to five days there since we were there before.
But then we have about 14 days to spend visiting towns and villages that are (a) primarily French dominated (b) within relatively easy driving distance from QC .
Or would we be better off for that purpose driving to Montreal from QC? We could fly back from Montreal.

Eastern township sites that are not particularly French dominated are less of a priority.

Any recommendations appreciated.


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Feb 14th, 2019, 07:04 AM
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I'm having some trouble with the description “French dominated”. All of Quebec is officially Quebecois French, as determined by the provincial government (with federal services available in English too.) Yet anyone dealing with tourism in Quebec is likely to be capable of getting by in English. That does not change the distinctiveness of the culture.

Montreal has grown increasingly multi-cultural and it is true that the Eastern Townships region (and part of the Ottawa River Valley) have more evident English Canadian elements than, say, a village on the north shore of the St-Lawrence. Still, get outside of any of the big cities and you will become aware that Quebec is confidently 'master in its own house'. The best response is to think 'vive la difference'. It's there to enjoy. Both Quebec City and the provincial government offer extensive websites which will help you satisfy the characteristics you seek.
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Feb 15th, 2019, 03:04 AM
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What time of year are you taking this trip?
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