Quebec Town and Country: History, Arts, Landscapes, Flavors
Discover the story of French Canada by train, learning about renowned artists, unusual politics, stunning vistas and world-class cuisine as you voyage from Montréal to Québec city.
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Program No. 20512RJ
9 days
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At a Glance

Learn about French Canada's history and way of life as you visit three of its most fascinating destinations by train: the multicultural metropolis of Montréal, the historic capital of Québec city, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the rural Charlevoix region along the St. Lawrence River, a World Biosphere reserve. Find an amazement of art, history and culture as you take in the views of Québec’s rustic countryside on this remarkable journey by bus and train.
Activity Level
Walking up to two miles a day; some standing; some stairs.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Journey along the spectacular mountains and seashore of Quebec on a scenic train ride from bustling Quebec City to the rural charms of Charlevoix.
  • Discover great Canadian artists, Inuit and modern, while exploring the region’s great museums and art galleries.
  • Learn about Canada’s unique “shared monarchy” at the residence of the Governor General.

General Notes

Maximum group size is 28 participants.
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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.
Andrée Girard
Marie Legroulx
Michel Jutras
Sylvie Nadeau
Kim Fontaine
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