French Canada: An Intergenerational Cultural Journey
Explore French Canada with your grandchild as you ride cable cars, visit the Québec Citadel and attend an organ performance in the Notre-Dame Basilica.
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Program No. 20505RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

Share the dazzling art and rich French heritage of Quebec City and Montreal with your grandchild during an adventure that begins in Montreal and continues by train through the surrounding countryside to the historic provincial capital of Quebec City. Delight in the art and architecture of these cities with local experts, ride a cable car to the scenic Montmorency Falls, learn the history of the Citadel and stop at local markets to sample produce. Attend a performance on the gigantic organ in Montreal's famous Notre Dame Basilica.
Activity Level
Walking up to 1-2 miles daily; some standing; some stairs.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore Montreal Olympic Park, ride to the top of the tallest inclined tower in the world and delight in the splendour and power of space at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium.
  • Learn common words in French and practice your new vocabulary while discovering two exciting cities linked by a train ride through the beautiful Canadian countryside.
  • Visit the Quebec Citadel, a military structure with an important connection to the history of the United States.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 10-13.
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Neil Schomaker
Having studied first at the University of Minnesota and Université Paul Valéry in Montpellier, France, Neil Schomaker obtained a Master’s degree in Early Modern French history from the University of Kansas. He moved to Quebec City to be immersed in a culture and language he adores. He teaches at Collège Mérici and is part of the team that trains Quebec City tour guides. Neil has been consulted by media outlets such as CBC Radio and the Montreal Gazette for his expertise on Quebec City history.
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