Quebec trip a

Jan 26th, 2019, 01:50 PM
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Quebec trip a

Hi:
We are an older couple(early 70s) who love Quebec City and are headed back this summer.
But this time we will rent a car and visit some other places in Quebec.
We have about 18 days
We don't like hopping from one town to another.
In Provence we stayed in a B and B and used it as a base to take day trips to small town markets, cultural sites, etc.

So we could just do day trips from Quebec City, with an occasional overnight. Or we could find 3-4 other towns or cities that are culturally rich in French Canadian culture. Beautiful vistas are always welcome but would not attract us as primary destinations. We love quaint, historically rich, culturally interesting places. Ideally we'd like some music and other cultural events. Good food is also very welcome. In some ways sort of the flavor of Quebec City tho less crowded and touristy.

So summarizing: Quebec City for 3-5 days, another few towns for 3-4 days each.

We thought about Prince Edward Island as an alternative but Nova Scotia doesn't interest us that much and a lot of driving would be involved..

Any recommendations appreciated.

Thanks.

Mark











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Jan 26th, 2019, 03:30 PM
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Where are you coming from and where do you want to rent a car? It is nice that there is now a bridge to drive across to PEI.
Any interest in driving around the Gaspe?
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Feb 1st, 2019, 11:04 AM
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Have you spent any time in Montreal? Despite it being a large city, I think it has a lot of what you're looking for. It's steeped in French Canadian culture, is one of the most culturally interesting cities in all of Canada, has a fantastic arts, food, and festival scene, and despite its rather modern downtown, its surrounding neighbourhoods have tons of personality, as you can see here: https://www.mtl.org/en/explore/neighbourhoods

The Old Port is the historic waterfront and offers the quaint and charming you're seeking, although culturally, Mile End and the Plateau districts offer more interesting local flavour. It's also very walkable - a wonderful destination if you like to meander and pop into charming restaurants, quaint cafes, interesting delis and cheese shops, decadent patisseries, and so on. If you haven't spent any time in Montreal, I'd highly encourage a visit.

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