By SHANNON KELLY
Maison Chevalier (Photo: genevieve.ducret)
Quebec is one of Canada’s oldest cities, founded in 1608, and arguably the best preserved, so doing at least one museum on your trip here is essential. Explore French-Canadian and native history, art and even 17th-century medical technology at these fascinating museums in a fascinating city. At the very least, they can provide a respite from the summer heat! (more…)
By AMANDA HALM
Photo: Sandra-Cohen Rose and Colin Rose
With almost 35,000 works of Quebec art dating all the way back to the 17th century, the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec is a must-see for art lovers. Go for the paintings and stay for a prison tour. Afterwards, play on the Plains of Abraham or shop the gift shop. (more…)
Maison Jean-Alfred Moisan. Photo by Feng & Jia.
By Amanda Halm
When it comes to Quebec City shopping, Petit Champlain and the Old Port are the beaten paths. Instead, head for the rue Saint-Jean, outside the walls, to prowl for locally made fromage, aged Italian balsamic vinegars and sexy lingerie as well as the truly bizarre: a sitar simulator, an outfit made entirely out of chocolate, a cookie-cutter in the shape of a pig’s head.
Parc St Roch (Photo by Amy Pantone, Pantonephotography.com)
By Amanda Halm
The Old City seemingly has it all: winding cobblestone streets, Artist Alley, the looming Château Frontenac. But adventurers will discover some of the city’s best treasures in Saint-Roch, an industrial-area-turned-artist hub, and Limoilou, the city’s oldest borough. (more…)