Île d’ Orléans

Leaving Montmorency Falls, we crossed over the St. Lawrence River to l’Île d’ Orléans. This island is loaded with apple trees and instead of wineries they have “cideries.” We stopped to buy cider and apple liqueur – it was like a wine tasting – and we also bought some apple butter. Our next stop was … Continue reading

Art in the Park

At the far end of the Plains of Abraham is the Musée National Des Beaux-Arts Du Québec, the Québec Museum of Fine Art. As it turned out, they had an exhibit of one of the French Impressionists, Gustave Caillebotte, which is our favorite style. After touring the gallery, we stopped in the cafe for a … Continue reading

Arrêt!

As we were driving through the Province of Ontario, we noticed that the road signs were in English and in French. However, as soon as we crossed the border into the Province of Quebec all of the road signs were in French; there was no English version. This intensified the deeper into Quebec we drove … Continue reading

Rain Delay

The walking tour today was great, even though it rained off and on throughout the 2 1/2 hour tour. Our guide knew his history and was very informative. We started by walking out on the boardwalk in front of Le Chateau Frontenac along the fortress wall. That’s our guide on the left and Dale on … Continue reading

Ferries

Yesterday was another windy and rainy day, but we eventually ventured out and took the ferry to the old city. Here’s the view from the ferry back toward the terminal. The restaurant we went to is just off to the left, out of the picture. And off we go! Here’s the old city in the … Continue reading