Quebec, je t’aime

I knew Quebec City would be beautiful. But I never knew it would be that beautiful.


Cobblestone streets, acres and acres of parks, the dramatic Saint Lawrence River. It felt like another world and yet, my loonies and toonies were taken at par.


Attended the Festival d’Ete de Quebec, the 11-day showcase of Anglophone and Francophone artists. And were some of the few attendees to come from out of provice (only 5% according to the National Post).


Why is that the case, when you can buy beer from people roaming around with coolers and see acts like Arcade Fire, Black Eyed Peas, Santana and Passion Pit?


For only $50.


When we weren’t at the festival we explored the city on foot.


Grabbed some brie, baguettes and grapes from Epicerie Richard in the old town (42 Rue Des Jardins if you have a hankering).


And headed out to the historic Plains of Abraham for a pique-nique. (Wore my paint-splattered cutoffs and vintage belt.)


Oh Quebec, I miss you already. J’espere que I’ll be back soon! If only because I desperately need to improve my Francais.

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  • Reply aliciafashionista July 14, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Oooh I went to the Festival d’Ete de Quebec a few years ago!!! I thought the beer in coolers was the coolest thing ever (and picturing if he was in Van someone would tackle that guy down and steal all his beer!) Looks like you had a great time…lovely photos xo

  • Reply Lexie July 14, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    love it! oh I wish I had gone, especially since passion pit was there! And I’ve only been ton Montreal, never to Quebec City, a shame really.

  • Reply Miss Neira July 14, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    I wana go! love the photos!

  • Reply Saskia July 15, 2010 at 2:58 am

    Looks like you had a fab time. One day, one day, I’ll visit Canada & go to Quebec… one day.


  • Reply lisa July 15, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    It looks like you had a great time! I’ve heard Quebec City is a wonderful travel destination and feels quite unlike anywhere else in North America. Will have to go sometime in the future!

  • Reply Miss Melissa July 16, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    These pictures are so great! I love Quebec! I’ve been a couple times and I can’t wait to go again.

    And it does feel like you’re in another world doesn’t it? Love it.


  • Reply s h e r r y July 16, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Ah. Quebec City looks so lovely! :)

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  • Reply Nicole July 27, 2010 at 12:19 am

    such lovely photos of Quebec! looks like you had a great time there :) you gotta love it when you’re in a place that feels “other-worldly” and yet (like you said), the dollar is worth the same so you’re not spending more than you actually are!

  • Reply la flore et la faune July 27, 2010 at 2:23 am

    If you want to improve your Français tell me I will make you special lessons.
    First lesson : je m’appelle Paulette.

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