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Culture tour

On this tour, not only will you visit the best museums and most significant historic sites, but you will encounter a fascinating world of artists and craftspeople.

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Day 1

 
Centre-Ville de Montréal.

Montréal

Beginning of tour

Visit the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts and the Golden Square Mile to discover architectural masterpieces and admire downtown’s public art: the Place Ville-Marie fountain and Gérald Gladstone’s sculpture Female, the Franco- British artist Raymond Mason’s La foule illuminée on McGill College, and Léa Vivot’s bronze Le banc du secret.

Discover public art by night at the Palais des Congrès, where you can see Jean-Paul Riopelle’s work La Joute, a fountain-sculpture surrounded by lights, animated by an interplay of light and shadow.

Don’t miss the restaurant Toqué!, Montréal’s world-renowned centre of haute cuisine. Chef Normand Laprise is passionate about inventive dishes made with exceptional ingredients.

2 nights in one of downtown’s luxury hotels
RITZ CARLTON
FAIRMONT LE REINE ELIZABETH
CENTRE SHERATON MONTRÉAL HÔTEL
HILTON MONTRÉAL BONAVENTURE

Day 2

 
Quartier des spectables de Montréal.

Montréal

Start your day with a visit to the Montréal Botanical Gardens, a site not to be missed. You’ll be right next to the Olympic Stadium at the heart of the Space for Life, where you will be able to discover the Insectarium, the Botanical Gardens, the Biodôme, and the new Planetarium.

Take a stroll along the quays of the Old Port and take the time to discover Old Montréal.

In the evening, head to the Quartier des Spec- tacles and take advantage of outdoor cultural activities during festivals and performances by renowned artists at the Place des Arts and the Maison symphonique.

Day 3

250 km
Terrasse Dufferin au Château Frontenac.

Montréal, Québec

After your stay in Montréal, you will make your way to Québec’s capital city to visit the Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site and the Discovery Pavilion of the Plaines of Abraham. Continue along the Grande Allée until you reach the Parliament Building. End your day at the Terrasse Dufferin to admire the Château Frontenac and the St. Lawrence.

2 nights
CHÂTEAU BONNE ENTENTE
HÔTEL LE GERMAIN-DOMINION
HÔTEL CHÂTEAU LAURIER QUÉBEC

Day 4

 
Château Frontenac vue du fleuve.

Québec

Start your day by a visit of the Musée national des Beaux-Arts de Québec. Afterwards, visit the historic Petit Champlain district, the Musée de la civilisation and the Musée de la Place Royale.

For a memorable view, go to the port to take the Québec-Lévis ferry for a short and pleasant cruise on the St. Lawrence.

Day 5

144 km
Peintre de Charlevoix.

Québec, Charlevoix

Depar t for Charlevoix via the Côte-de-Beaupré. On your way, you can admire Île d’Orléans, Montmorency Falls, and the waterfalls at the Canyon Sainte-Anne, with its staggering suspension bridge.

Continue on to Charlevoix and stop in Baie- Saint-Paul, a veritable mosaic of art, culture and nature. Visit the Musée d’art contemporain and Hôtel La Ferme, an architectural gem that is the most urban of rural hotels.

Drive to Malbaie.

2 nights
FAIRMONT LE MANOIR RICHELIEU

Day 6

 
Déjeuner à Charlevoix.

Charlevoix

A day to discover the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park. Leave for Baie-Sainte-Catherine to discover the Pointe-Noire Interpretation and Observation Centre. It’s one of the best places to spot belugas from the shore. There is a possibility of taking a whale-watching cruise with the Famille Dufour (the boat is partially accessible, toilet at the dock).

In the evening, you could try your luck at the Casino de Charlevoix.

Day 7

 

Charlevoix

End of tour

Have a safe trip home!

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