Quebec’s French heart and old-world charm are a captivating combination An irresistible combination of Paris-style joie de vivre and Canadian warmth and charm, Quebec holidays steal the show with European flair.

It’s hard to turn a corner in Quebec City without running into a fairytale street, an age-old stone church or a pastel coloured French shutter. Prepare to be dazzled by its icon - the Chateau Frontenac - and get ready to indulge in a splendid address book of fine dining restaurants and sugar-laden bistros. Old Quebec is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it has nearly three miles of fortified walls teeming with history. Snow dusted in winter and alive with colour in summer, it’s a beautiful place to stroll away the days. Neighbourhoods such as art gallery filled Petit Champlain and the chocolate shops and bakeries of boho Saint-Jean-Baptiste only add to its storybook beauty.

Rich in Gallic-inspired restaurants, cobblestoned streets and Gothic architecture, the island city of Montreal is big on festivals, food and drink. Away from the old Montreal district you’ll find shiny skyscrapers, lavish shops and hip neighbourhoods such as Le Plateau. Culture vultures will love architectural gems including Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal and Notre-Dame Basilica. Those in the know are found amongst the glitz and glam of Golden Square Mile or tucked away in adorable cafes. Head to the top of Mont Royal, and on a clear day you can spot the Adirondack Mountains over in the USA.

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