French Canada: An Artistic Journey
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

Quebec 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 Quebec 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 Quebecois.
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 ...

  • Get expert perspectives on prestigious museum collections, including the Montréal Fine Arts Museum and Musée des Augustines in Quebec 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

You may enjoy a more independent, more active version of this program, "Independent Quebec City and Montreal: People, Places, Culture" (#20338). You may also enjoy a more leisurely version of this program, "French Canada at a Slower Pace: Montreal & Quebec City" (#22250).
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Andrée Girard
Andrée Girard has been an active figure on the arts scene in Québec and in Canada for over 25 years. She worked as a broadcaster for CBC radio and television before becoming programming director for CBC French radio’s Chaîne culturelle for several years. She was also a founding member and director of the Conseil québécois de la musique. Over the course of her career, she has been associated with the creation of the Opus Prize, as well as the development of the Canadian Conference of the Arts.
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Andrée Girard
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