French Canada: A Cultural Journey through Montréal & Québec City

Revel in the culture, heritage, art and cuisine of two great cities as you explore museums and architecture in Québec and see festivals and visit the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montréal.
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Program No. 10382RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

Québec is “la belle province” where architecture, French language and artistic passion meld in a sensuous taste of Europe right here in North America. In the cities of Montreal and Québec City — one a boisterous hub of artistic expression, the other a time capsule of historic buildings, cobblestone streets and European charms — discover the visual, performing, culinary and technical arts inspired by the joie de vivre that unites the Québécois.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walks up to two miles on varied surfaces. Participants carry own luggage and each is restricted to one piece of baggage and one carry-on bag on train.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about prestigious museum collections, including the Ursulines in Québec City.
  • Delight in Montreal’s summer-long festival season, featuring concerts, parties, cultural events, chamber music, jazz, costume balls and street performances.
  • At the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal, enjoy an exclusive presentation by the Basilica’s titular organist.

General Notes

Maximum group size is 26 participants.You may enjoy a more independent, more active version of this program, "Independent Québec City and Montréal: People, Places, Culture" (#20338). You may also enjoy a more leisurely version of this program, "French Canada at a Slower Pace: Montréal & Québec City" (#22250).
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Marie Legroulx
Marie Legroulx, a native of Québec City, has a bachelor's in history and a master's in Québec literature. She taught French and Québec literature at local universities for over 20 years. In 2008, she returned to college to become a professional in the tourism industry, and has since been leading historical, architectural and literary explorations. Québec history and language are topics close to her heart since she is a twelfth-generation Québécoise whose ancestors settled on the St. Lawrence River in the mid-seventeenth century.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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