Girlfriends’ get-away to Quebec City

Irene and I have had a fabulous four days in Quebec City. The weather was perfect, the food amazing, the people delightful, a totally European ambiance without the transatlantic flight! and plenty of time to catch up.

Vieux Quebec (old town) from top to bottom and bottom to top!

 

Some of the food ..

 

Some of the art … we especially enjoyed a large exhibit of Berthe Morisot’s pairings (55) which just opened on June 21. The Musee National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec was a beautiful venue where we managed to while away six hours, including an amazing lunch at their restaurant.

 

 

We even created a piece of art ourselves!

 

One day was spent on a road trip to Charlevoix and the lovely little artist hamlet of Baie St. Paul on the St. Lawrence. We strolled the main street with its numerous galleries, and both of us fell in love with the paintings by Christian Bergeron with his bold colors layered with a palette depicting the beautiful scenery of the region. Some of the paintings,done in a prismatic style that he is known for, were particularly eye-catching with their straight lines.

 

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After an amazing lunch – some of the best food I’ve had in ages – at Mouton Noir, we took a short ride down to the harbor for a blustery walk on the beach and through the forest.

 

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The day was capped off with a stop at Chute Montmerency – falls 30 feet higher than Niagara.

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