Just a few hours north of Canada’s border with the U.S. state of Maine – and a short drive from Montreal, Quebec City, Quebec feels much like a small French city has been transported across the ocean to Canada.
Located in the province of Quebec, a predominantly French speaking area (in fact, the official language of the province is Quebecois, a dialect of French), Quebec City is the oldest city in North America and offers all of the charms of France without the long flight. Winding cobblestone streets, stone buildings, charming cafes and world-class dining and lodging await visitors looking for charm, romance and history.
While the city is highly influenced by French culture, it is still a modern Canadian city. If you want to experience this “mini-France” and capture the spirit of Europe, keep these tips in mind. (more…)