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Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu in La Malbaie

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015

During the Belle Epoque and Gilded Age, La Malbaie became a fashionable resort community that welcomed steamships known as floating palaces. High society Americans and Canadians came for salt water and sea air, hunting and fishing at private clubs, and fine dining and accommodations. The crown jewel was the magnificent ‘Castle on the Cliff’, the Manoir Richelieu

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Marché du Vieux-Port, Quebec City Market

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015

Marché du Vieux-Port, the public food market, is by the Old Port in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Whether you would like to gather the makings of a picnic or shop for souvenirs or flavorful gifts, it is an ideal place to find local vendors and products like fruits, vegetable, cheeses, maple products, cider, baked treats, wine, and ice wine.

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Chez Boulay-Bistro Boreal, Quebec City

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015

There are uniquely Canadian gourmet experiences like a meal of arctic char or bison cheeks at Chef-Owner Jean-Luc Boulay’s stylish Chez Boulay-Bistro Boreal. This bistro on Rue Saint-Jean offers an inventive seasonal menu of Nordic cuisine inspired by Canada’s vast and pristine boreal region.              ...

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Restaurant Aux Anciens Canadiens, Quebec City

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015

Restaurant Aux Anciens Canadiens, a short walk from the Chateau Frontenac. It is in the historic Maison Jacquet, built in 1675 on land given to François Jacquet by the Ursuline nuns and named for a book written by a former inhabitant. The multi-course daily special of simple traditional Quebec fare that is served until 6 p.m. is a bargain at under $20 CAD.              ...

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Panache restaurant in Auberge Saint-Antoine, Quebec City

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015

For fine dining in an intimate setting, Panache, at the Auberge Saint-Antoine, a Relais & Chateaux hotel, is a top choice. Chef Louis Pacquelin’s cuisine pairs classic dishes and a sophisticated style and presentation that is a joy to behold. To top off the experience…

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Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, Canada

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015

Baie-Saint-Paul, one of the oldest towns in Quebec, is the cultural capital of Charlevoix. Painters and other artists have long been drawn to the region for its natural beauty. Baie-Saint-Paul is also the birthplace of Cirque du Soleil.

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The Flavour Trail on L’Isle-aux-Coudres

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015

Five stops on the Flavour Trail in the province of Quebec’s Charlevoix region are along the sixteen mile route around L’Isle-aux-Coudres.

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Savor the flavors of Quebec’s Charlevoix

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015

Charlevoix is a top Canadian vacation destination to the east of Quebec City that abounds with outdoor activities and leads the French-speaking province of Quebec in agritourism.

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Whale watch: Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park

Posted by on Jul 5, 2015

Where the fjord and the estuary meet: giants of the sea Human are not the only visitors who come to feast on the Charlevoix’s region’s bounty. The salty and clear waters St. Lawrence estuary meets the fresh and dark waters of the Sagueney Fjord, and combined with oxygenation from the cold Labrador currents, are a marine crossroads that creates an extraordinary biologically and nutrient rich environment. Krill, shrimp, and smaller fish are among the diverse food supply that attracts whales of all sizes, including humpback whales, fin whales, minke, belugas, and the world’s largest mammal, the 140 ton and nearly 100’ long blue whale. They migrate to feed along the Charlevoix coast from late May to October before returning to the sea to give birth. Charlevoix, with six species of great whales and numerous smaller ones, is one of the world’s most unique whale observation sites. Whales can often be spotted from the shore, but nothing compares to the  experience of  being out in their natural habitat, the strictly-regulated conservation area known as Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. Croisières Charlevoix offers a variety of awe-inspiring tours departing from Baie Sainte-Catherine and Tadoussac. For the best opportunity to see the whales close-up, choose a certified zodiac tour. With up to twenty-four passengers, these boats maneuver quickly to provide unforgettable close-up views of these giants of...

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