Located about three hours’ drive from Montreal, and famous around the world for its European-style charm and its well-preserved architectural beauty, Quebec City is sure to win you over. A veritable bastion of French in an English-speaking universe, the city also offers a fascinating range of cultural options.
The city’s summer event par excellence is the Festival d’été international de Québec (Quebec City International Summer Festival). During this 11-day musical marathon, the city transforms into a gigantic open-air stage, where city streets and the famous Plains of Abraham pulse to the rhythms of world music and French-language song.
The vitality of Quebec City’s cultural life also extends into the domain of visual arts. Among other places to discover, check out the Image Mill, a one-of-a-kind experience in which images are projected onto the grain silos of Quebec City’s Old Port, creating an oversized screen 600 metres wide and 30 metres high! Each projection tells the history of the city in images.
Wandering the streets of Quebec City, you’ll find that art galleries abound, with some presenting works by local talents and others dedicated to photography and contemporary art.
The Musée de la civilisation and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (Quebec National Fine Arts Museum) offer varied and constantly changing exhibitions.
In the Petit Champlain neighbourhood, you’ll find artisans in creative competition in their different domains, including jewellery, fashion, leatherworking, pottery and pewter.
Your visit to Quebec City is sure to be an enriching experience— a blend of history, landscapes and architecture, nature and culture.
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