Québec and moi:

Confessions of a Québec City tour guide

Culture City of the Year

And the winner is…Québec City, of course! Last month, at a ceremony in London, England, Québec City was crowned Culture City of the Year by the …
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Sweet Summer

Here in Québec, where winter is nearly seven months long, you have to savor the fleeting sweet of summer. And Québecers certainly do. On that first occasion …
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Le Jardin Jeanne d’Arc

Joan of Arc was long dead by the time the idea of a new France was sparking the imagination of sixteenth-century monarchs. And she was …
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Québec Foie Gras

You don’t have to go to France to get great foie gras. You need go no further than this city’s Maguire Avenue. There you will …
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Blind love

In the last few days, those of us who work in the tourism industry in Québec have seen our social media dominated by the latest …
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From the Ashes

In 2008, a fire broke out at Québec City’s Drill Hall, known to locals as the Manège Militaire. As it burned overnight from the 4th …
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By chance

If, by chance, you were in Lafayette, Louisiana, last Thursday evening, I hope you were able to go to the Cinema on the Bayou Film …
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Day and Night

The mansion at number 575 Grande Allée captures attention day and night. In the light of day, you notice an eclectic combination of architectural features: on …
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In Flanders Fields

Born in Guelph, Canada, in 1872, John McCrae found himself on a faraway battlefield in the spring of 1915. As an army doctor surrounded by …
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